Ectasian is Greek for "extension", signifying the extension of the continental landmasses
What happens during this time?
The continents continue to grow in size
Continents continued to drift apart as they grew.
Expansion and drifing apart continue through the middle of the Ectasian
Unidentified organic-walled microfossils of possible fungal, algal or other origins) appear in the fossil record
Above: Acritarchs from Ectasian Period