Cenozoic


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Oil shale resources deposited in the Mesozoic, Cenozoic and Late Paleozoic are estimated at approximately 818, 105 and 55 billion tons, respectively.
Upper Cretaceous strata are not found in the western part of the Arctic Slope, possibly due to Cretaceous to early Cenozoic uplift or later glacial erosion.
It is a double vergence chain with thick-skin tectonics and a complex evolution during the Cenozoic (Vegas et al.
Crinoids and brachiopods are otherwise rare throughout the Cenozoic of the Caribbean region.
1925: Cenozoic gravigrade edentates of western North America with special reference to the Pleistocene Megalonychinae and Mylodontidae of Rancho la Brea.
The Cenozoic is divided into three periods: The Paleogene, Neogene, and Quaternary; and seven epochs: The Paleocene, Eocene, Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene, and Holocene.
They have been revived at various times through the Cenozoic, and the rivers flowing to the west and Gulf St Vincent have responded to changes of this baselevel as well as to tectonic events.
Between late Eocene and late Oligocene time, the New Zealand land area was reduced to a minimum for the Cenozoic, perhaps to a series of islands occupying an area between 20,000 [km.
The westward tilt during the Cretaceous and Cenozoic reflects uplift associated with the development of the Cordilleran orogen.
The consolidated Pre-Cenozoic substratum of the Middle Polish Anticlinorium is discordantly covered by Cenozoic deposits consisting of Oligocene sandstones and mudstones, Miocene clays, sands, muds and various Pleistocene and Holocene deposits.
It has a complex Cenozoic geological history of sedimentation and deformation which began at about the same time that India is commonly suggested to have started to collide with Asia.