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Ùsaid - Usage

{{Geological range|first appearance (required)|last appearance|text to display|earliest=earliest putative fossil|latest=latest putative fossil|ref=References|prefix=anything to display before the range|PS=anything to display after the range}}

Note The first parameter (bold above) may not be omitted; in particular it is an error to specify only |earliest= and/or |latest=. Italic parameters are optional, bold required.

Rainse tìmeil: Carboniferous – early Cretaceous
Seòrsachadh saidheansail
Rangea examplus

Illustrates the fossil range of a taxon, the geological range of a stratigraphic unit, or other ranges on a geological timescale. Intended for use in {{Taxobox}}es, {{Infobox rockunit}}s, and other infoboxes. For pre-Phanerozoic ages, see {{Long fossil range}}.

You can give a numeric range, or specify the periods involved. The range will be quoted in text before the timeline, unless you specify a third parameter—leaving it blank will result in no text being provided.

To illustrate the range when it spans before the Ediacaran (i.e. deep into the Precambrian), you should use Teamplaid:Long fossil range, which works in exactly the same way as documented here.

You can also specify "earliest" and "latest" to add a "ghost" bar beyond the accepted fossil range. You can use these parameters for whatever you like; they may be useful in the case of living fossils such as the coelacanth, where you may wish to specify latest=0 to make the bar faintly extend to the present; they may also be useful where "earliest" fossils are not universally accepted—for instance, the octocorals only have a good fossil record from the Tertiary, but there are claims of Cambrian representatives. In this case, you may wish to specify earliest=middle Cambrian.

Eisimpleirean - Examples

{{Geological range|35|0}}Deireadh a' {{enUici|Eocene}} gu an-diugh
35–0 Ma
Deireadh a' Eocene gu an-diugh
{{Geological range|Permian}}
{{Geological range|Permian|Jurassic}}
{{Geological range|Permian|Jurassic|earliest=Devonian|latest=Cretaceous}}
{{Geological range|68|65|earliest=Permian|latest=0|PS= (see article for discussion)}}
68–65 Ma
(see article for discussion)
{{Geological range|68|65.5|late Cretaceous}}
late Cretaceous
{{Geological range|68|65|}}
{{Geological range|121|0|earliest=Early Cretaceous|latest=0|PS=Aptian – Present}}
121–0 Ma
Aptian – Present
{{Geological range|121|0|earliest=Aptian|latest=0}}
125–0 Ma

{{Geological range|38|0|earliest=Deireadh a' Eocene|latest=0}}
Error in display; use Gaelic in 'PS' parameter. See subsequent tests.
38–0 Ma
Mearachd eas-preisein: Gnìomharaiche < ris nach robh dùil.

{{Geological range|38|0|earliest=early Eocene|latest=0|PS=Deireadh a' Eocene - An-diugh}}
38–0 Ma
Deireadh a' Eocene - An-diugh

{{Geological range|38|0|earliest=Middle Eocene|latest=0|PS=Eocene meadhan - Nodha}}
38–0 Ma
Eocene meadhan - Nodha

{{Geological range|38|0|earliest=Late Eocene|latest=0|PS=Toiseach a' Eocene-Chun an latha an-diugh}}
38–0 Ma
Toiseach a' Eocene-Chun an latha an-diugh

If you receive an error when specifying a period name, check you've spelt it right; if so, it probably isn't yet incorporated into the templates {{Next period}} and {{Period start}}. This is really easy to do, so feel free to add the period yourself to make future editors' lives easier!

Faic cuideachd - Also see

For organisms whose fossil range extends significantly before the Ediacaran, use Teamplaid:Long fossil range.