Cauda galli epoch
Cauda galli Cau"da gal*li, . [L., tail of a cock.] (Paleon.) A plume-shaped fossil, supposed to be a seaweed, characteristic of the lower Devonian rocks; as, the cauda galli grit. [1913 Webster]

{Cauda galli epoch} (Geol.), an epoch at the begining of the Devonian age in eastern America, so named from the characteristic gritty sandstone marked with impressions of {Cauda galli}. See the Diagram under {Geology}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cauda galli — Cau da gal*li, . [L., tail of a cock.] (Paleon.) A plume shaped fossil, supposed to be a seaweed, characteristic of the lower Devonian rocks; as, the cauda galli grit. [1913 Webster] {Cauda galli epoch} (Geol.), an epoch at the begining of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cauda galli — Cau da gal*li, . [L., tail of a cock.] (Paleon.) A plume shaped fossil, supposed to be a seaweed, characteristic of the lower Devonian rocks; as, the cauda galli grit. [1913 Webster] {Cauda galli epoch} (Geol.), an epoch at the begining of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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