Mesozoic


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Mesozoic

of, denoting, or relating to an era of geological time that began 250 000 000 years ago with the Triassic period and lasted about 185 000 000 years until the end of the Cretaceous period

Mesozoic

[¦mez·ə¦zō·ik]
(geology)
A geologic era from the end of the Paleozoic to the beginning of the Cenozoic; commonly referred to as the Age of Reptiles.
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With increasing exploration in the Gulf, there is potential for substantial seismic work and new drilling in Iranian waters to prove up Mesozoic and Permian targets.
The Mesozoic revolution ran from the late Triassic period through the late Cretaceous.
With increasing exploration in the Gulf, there is potential for substantial seismic work and renewed drilling in Iranian waters in order to prove up Mesozoic and Permian targets.
Last week, at the 49th annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in Drumheller, Alberta, scientists reported they are beginning to uncover scores of baby dinosaur fossils, which are helping unravel clues concerning the growth and nurture of these behemoths from Earth's Mesozoic age.
The Bugdainskoe property lies along the NE-trending Mongol-Okhotsk Belt, which reflects the trace of a broad NW-dipping subduction zone that was active from early Paleozoic to mid Mesozoic time.
The find is significant because so little is known about the evolution of reptiles or mammals in the Southern Hemisphere during that part of the Mesozoic era, Jacobs says.
Drilling is designed to test a large, coherent, soil gold anomaly hosted in oxidized Mesozoic metamorphic rocks.
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, one of Boston's most prolific and original bands, will headline the first-ever Macworld-Berklee Music Festival.
DALLAS, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Museum of Nature & Science is launching a double dinosaur deal that offers a comprehensive look at the Mesozoic Era, through the opening of a new dinosaur exhibit, Chinasaurs, and accompanying IMAX film, Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World.
The island of Grand Manan (Canada) in the southwestern Bay of Fundy has the only exposed strata and basalt of the Grand Manan Basin, a mainly submerged Early Mesozoic rift basin about 30 km wide by 70 km long.
It was the end of the Mesozoic epoch and the end of the dinosaurs.