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Carboniferous Forest

Carboniferous Forest

Carboniferous Period (310 Million Years Ago)

This was an age of unparalleled life. From amphibians to the first reptiles; from simple ferns to huge lycopod trees, there has never been an age like it before, or since. Nova Scotia has a site with one of the most prolific fossil records of this age. Since Sir William Dawson first discovered it, paleontologists have flocked to the site to study its wide variety of specimens. The area in question is, of course, the  Joggins Fossil Cliffs.


Jurassic Period (200 Million Years Ago)

This age is best known as the one in which the most abundant variety of the largest creatures ever lived. We are speaking, of course, of the dinosaurs. The photo on the right depicts the type of flora that these animals lived among and ate. Nova Scotia is home to another paleontological site, this one famous for both its Jurassic and Carboniferous fossils. The area where these fossils can be found is Parrsboro .

Jurassic Type Flora

Jurassic Type Flora

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