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The Silurian is a geological period believed by secular paleontologists to be between 443 and 417 million years ago.[1] The fossil record shows that water-based life forms during the Silurian period included coral reefs, jawless fish, and freshwater fish. Land-based life included spiders and centipedes.[2] Vascular plants first appear in the fossil record during the Silurian period. [3]

Young earth creation scientists view

Young earth creationist scientists state that there are numerous lines of evidence pointing to a young Earth and that the old Earth paradigm is errant and has many anomalies. (For details, see Geologic system and Young Earth Creationism.)


  1., Silurian [1]
  2. University of California Museum of Paleontology, The Silurian, 443 to 417 Million Years Ago [2]
  3., The Silurian Period of the Paleozoic Era: 444 to 416 Mya [3]

See Also

  • Examples of fossils from the Silurian period. [4]