Cainozoic


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Cenozoic

, Caenozoic, Cainozoic
of, denoting, or relating to the most recent geological era, which began 65 000 000 years ago: characterized by the development and increase of the mammals

Cainozoic

[‚kān·ə′zō·ik]
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Biostratigraphic position of late Cainozoic rocks in Jamaica.
Late Cainozoic Palaeoclimates of the Southern Hemisphere, Balkema, Rotterdam, 209-20.
Science says that the hexagonal stepping stones were formed when cooling lava burst through the earth's rock in the Cainozoic period, but legend has it that a giant named Finn McCool wanted to build a path between Northern Ireland and Scotland so that his Scottish lover could visit without getting her feet wet.
Four major structure domains are recognized: Busang basement complex, Kapuas fold belt, foreland domain, and late cainozoic magmatic domain.
For poorly defined Cainozoic unconsolidated material, such as unqualified 'alluvium' or 'colluvium' for which their broad composition is unknown, lithological classes were allocated following reference to existing soil type maps.
Cainozoic stratigraphy, palaeoenvironment and geological evolution of the Lake Eyre Basin.
Cook P J, Colwell JB, Firman JB, Lindsay JM, Schwebel DA, Von der Borch CC (1977) The Late Cainozoic sequence of southeast South Australia and Pleistocene sea-level changes.
Probable and possible reserves in the Cainozoic and Mesozoic formations have been estimated at about 214 bn barrels of oil and 160 TCF of natural gas.
Australia was biogeographically isolated from the rest of the world during the Cainozoic.
Milnes AR, Twidale CR (1983) An overview of silicification in cainozoic landscapes of arid central and southern Ausralia.
In late 2002 Iraqi geologists announced an exploration programme to cover the Cainozoic and Mesozoic, to be followed by work on older zones down to the Palaeozoic and Permian Khuff - judging by big discoveries in those horizons made in Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, etc.
Early history of Cainozoic Asteraceae along the Southern African west coast.