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Silesian (series)

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Silesian (series)

System Series
(NW Europe)
(NW Europe)
Permian younger
Carboniferous Silesian Stephanian Pennsylvanian Gzhelian 299–303,9
Westphalian Kasimovian 303,9–306,5
Moscovian 306,5–311,7
Bashkirian 311,7–318,1
Mississippian Serpukhovian 318,1–326,4
Dinantian Visean Visean 326,4–345,3
Tournaisian Tournaisian 345,3–359,2
Devonian older
Subdivisions of the Carboniferous system in Europe compared with the official ICS-stages.

The Silesian is in the geologic timescale of Europe a series or epoch, a subdivision of the Carboniferous system or period. It follows or lies on top of the Dinantian epoch/series and lasted from roughly 326.4 to 299.0 Ma ago. The Silesian is subdivided into three stages: (from young to old) Stephanian, Westphalian and Namurian. It was named for Silesia, a region that stretches over the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany.

The base of the Silesian is undefined, the top is defined by the first appearance of the conodont Streptognathodus isolatus.

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