Cenozoic


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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

Cenozoic

[¦sen·ə¦zō·ik]
(geology)
The youngest of the eras, or major subdivisions of geologic time, extending from the end of the Mesozoic Era to the present, or Recent. Also spelled as Cainozoic.
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The young Cenozoic Delta hosts most of the oil and gas fields of Nigeria.
Modeling studies indicate that ocean circulation during the Cenozoic was similar to the modern geographic distribution of circulation gyres and upwelling systems (Thomas et al.
Pickerill and co-workers did not progress immediately upwards through the Jamaican stratigraphic succession, but rather leapfrogged over the middle Cenozoic limestones to arrive at the Coastal Group.
Furthermore, these large porcelaneous foraminiferas are also common fossils in the Mesozoic and Cenozoic neritic sediments [14].
Field trip road log for the Cenozoic stratigraphy of Coos Bay and Cape Blanco, southwestern Oregon.
The Cenozoic Era is the current and most recent of the three Phanerozoic geological eras, following the Mesozoic Era and covering the period from 66 million years ago to the present.
It is the closest descendent of the species that lived in this region in the Quaternary Period of the Cenozoic Era.
A possible explanation for these small values in Moho density contrast could be provided by geological structure dominated by volcanic activity occurring since (at least) the early Cenozoic.
The result, he wrote, would be a new era, which he called the Ecozoic, following 65 million years of the Cenozoic era.
Oil shale deposits range from the Early Palaeozoic to the Cenozoic in age and its reserves in the world are immense, exceeding the resources of other solid fuels (coal, lignite, brown coal) everything taken together.
New Zealand has a record of floral and vegetation changes through the Cenozoic that is perhaps the most continuous in the Southern Hemisphere.
It adds that the Levantine Basin is a large deep basin estimated to contain more than 10,000 meters of Mesozoic and Cenozoic sediments.