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The first reptiles appeared, and all kinds of (flying) insects and amphibians developed further. At the beginning of the Carboniferous period the graptolites became extinct. The first scale trees and lycophytes appeared, as well as large gymnosperms (seed plants, plants still without flowers).
Positioning of the Carboniferous in the geological timescale
See the article on the Geological Timescale for more information.
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