Origin of Carboniferous
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In the history of our globe the Carboniferous period succeeds to the Devonian.The World Before the Deluge|Louis Figuier
The surface which the carboniferous limestone exposes is also represented in the map.The Forest of Dean|H. G. Nicholls
They serve to connect the Permian flora with the more modern portion of the preceding or carboniferous group.A Manual of Elementary Geology|Charles Lyell.
As far as we know, they did not survive beyond the succeeding period, known as the Carboniferous.Extinct Monsters|H. N. Hutchinson
A bone bed has also been observed at the base of the Carboniferous limestone series in certain parts of the south-west of England.
1830 with reference the geological period, from a word formed in English in 1799 to mean "coal-bearing," from Latin carbo (genitive carbonis) "coal" (see carbon) + -ferous "producing, containing, bearing," from ferre "to bear" (see infer). The great coal beds of Europe were laid down during this period. As a stand-alone noun (short for Carboniferous Period) from 1940s.