Ludlow epoch

Summary

Ludlow Epoch
427.4–423 million years ago
Ages in the Ludlow epoch
-427.5 —
-427 —
-426.5 —
-426 —
-425.5 —
-425 —
-424.5 —
-424 —
-423.5 —
-423 —
Ages of the Ludlow epoch.
Axis scale: millions of years ago.

In the geological timescale, the Ludlow epoch (from 427.4 ± 0.5 million years ago to 423.0 ± 2.3 million years ago) occurred during the Silurian period, after the end of the Homerian age. It is named for the town of Ludlow in Shropshire, England.

The Ludlow epoch is subdivided into two stages: Gorstian and Ludfordian.

Paleontology

Arthropods

Arthropods of the Ludlow
Taxa Presence Location Description Images
Arctinurus Wenlock epoch to Ludlow epoch Europe and North America Large (up to 30 centimetres (12 in)) trilobite
Arctinurus boltoni.jpg

References