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Ediacaran period

noun

a late Precambrian period of geological time, before the Cambrian Period to 635 million years ago; also, the last faunal stage of the Precambrian or Proterozoic

Examples

The Ediacaran period ranges from 620 to 542 million years before the present.

Word Origin

1961; name for site in Ediacara Hills, South Australia

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