Definition of Age of fishes

1. Noun. From 405 million to 345 million years ago; preponderance of fishes and appearance of amphibians and ammonites.

Exact synonyms: Devonian, Devonian Period
Group relationships: Paleozoic, Paleozoic Era
Generic synonyms: Geological Period, Period



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Age Of Fishes

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Agave cantala
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Agdestis
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Agee
Agelaius
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Agene
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Literary usage of Age of fishes

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1. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1880)
"age of fishes, OB DEVONIAN AGE. The Devonian formation was so named by Murchison and Sedg- wick, from Devonshire, England, where it occurs, and abounds in ..."

2. New Text-book of Geology: Designed for Schools and Academies by James Dwight Dana (1883)
"age of fishes, or DEVONIAN AGE. I. Subdivisions. The Devonian formation was so named by Sedgwick and Murchison, from Devonshire, England, where it occurs. ..."

3. The Geological Story Briefly Told: An Introduction to Geology for the by James Dwight Dana (1876)
"Devonian Age, or Age of Fishes. The term Devonian was first applied to the rocks of the age in Great Britain by Sedgwick and Murchison, and alludes to the ..."

4. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"The Age of Fishes.—The age of fishes is seldom measured by a definite period of years. Most of them grow as long as they live, and apparently live until ..."

5. Science for the School and Family by Worthington Hooker (1894)
"age of fishes, OR DEVONIAN AGE. 290. Rocks. — The rocks formed in this age are, in North America, in the first part of the age, limestones, and afterward ..."

6. A Textbook in General Zoology by Henry Richardson Linville, Henry Augustus Kelly (1906)
"The shark-like forms rose to great prominence in the course of the Age of Fishes, a little later becoming the predominant type of fishes, ..."

7. A Textbook in General Zoology by Henry Richardson Linville, Henry Augustus Kelly (1906)
"The shark-like forms rose to great prominence in the course of the Age of Fishes, a little later becoming the predominant type of fishes, ..."

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