oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The Role of the Forests in the Evolution of Terrestrial Life



The first invasions of the land by invertebrate forms of life took place, as far as we can guess, in the Ordovician or Silurian periods and probably continued over a long passage of time with many failures and disasters until the Carboniferous, when life may be said to have been firmly established over immense areas of the continental surface.


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