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  • adjective geology Of a geologic period within the Neoproterozoic era from about 850 to 600 million years ago.
  • noun geology The Cryogenian period.

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  • This glaciation-also known as the Cryogenian-is now claimed by the authors to have been global in extent.

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  • This glaciation-also known as the Cryogenian-is now claimed by the authors to have been global in extent.

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  • The time period immediately preceding the Ediacaran Period is called the Cryogenian Period for good reason.

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  • One consequence is that the only way to get to a “snowball earth” (times in the Cryogenian period when the earth was covered in ice even down to the tropics) is that some other cause of change has to happen fast – faster than the rock-themostat effect.

    2009 December 17 | Serendipity

  • One consequence is that the only way to get to a “snowball earth” (times in the Cryogenian period when the earth was covered in ice even down to the tropics) is that some other cause of change has to happen fast – faster than the rock-themostat effect.

    AGU Day 2: The role of CO2 in the earth’s history | Serendipity

  • One consequence is that the only way to get to a “snowball earth” (times in the Cryogenian period when the earth was covered in ice even down to the tropics) is that some other cause of change has to happen fast – faster than the rock-themostat effect.

    2009 December | Serendipity

  • Fossil steroids record the appearance of Demospongiae during the Cryogenian period.

    Fossils of the Oldest Life on Earth Found

  • Fossil steroids record the appearance of Demospongiae during the Cryogenian period.

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  • Earth's surface becoming frozen or nearly frozen approximately 650 years ago, at the end of the Cryogenian Age.

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  • Their findings, published in the journal Nature Geosciences, provide the first direct evidence that animal life existed before - and probably survived - the severe "snowball Earth" event known as the Marinoan glaciation that left much of the globe covered in ice at the end of the Cryogenian.

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