The Silurian Time Period

Travel back in time and discover the Silurian time period.

Major geologic events of the Silurian time Period

Coral reefs develop. Early continents collide with what is now North America forming mountains. By the middle of the Silurian, however, global climate had become much warmer, comparable to that of most of the Ordovician and Devonian Periods. A new greenhouse phase began, leading to the melting of many large glacial ice sheets, which contributed to a substantial rise in global sea level.

What was the climate like? What was the environment like?

The contents drifted and formed Euramerica. The climate became much warmer compared to the other periods. The climate was warm, Plate tectonic activity continued to shift the continents during the Silurian

Dominant organisms living at that time - animals and plant.

  1. Eurypterid, Fish, Land Plants, Arachnid, Psilophyte, Jawed Fish