oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The Role of the Forests in the Evolution of Terrestrial Life
|Article Title||The Role of the Forests in the Evolution of Terrestrial Life|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Natal Museum, Pietermaritsburg|
|Publication Date||Jul 1954|
|Pages||03 - 08|
|Keyword(s)||Arthropleura, Arthropods, Cambrian period, Carboniferous, Invertebrate life, Invertebrate phyla branch, Molluscs, Polychaet worms, Terrestrial crustacea and Vertebrate|
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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