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

Volume 17, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



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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