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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In strata from the Late Paleozoic to the Mesozoic to the Cenozoic, the oil shale grade increases and, hence, oil yield increases, but the size of deposits decreases.
2 Relationship between the Mesozoic magmatism and the Dongfeng gold metallization
Dinosaur coprolites are very large and are found only in rock that formed during the Mesozoic era.
Other Mesozoic groups like Enantiornithes, which had teeth and clawed wings, are not thought to have left any living descendents.
The new specimen may contain the oldest fossil embryos of Mesozoic marine reptile, about 10 million years older than those indicated on previous records.
The Mesozoic section on Grand Manan has the only surface exposures of the Grand Manan Basin (Fig.
For almost 30 years this Symposium has documented the advances made by the scientific community in a number of lines of research that aim to give us a fuller understanding of the non-marine Mesozoic palaeontological record.
Mesozoic brachiopods of Mexico- A review and some comments on their paleobiogeographic affinities and paleoecology.
The species is so old it has been described as a living fossil, with its family - the Araucariaceae - having been traced to the Mesozoic era, which started 250 million years ago.
In keeping with the Mesozoic theme, a local band called The Dinosaurs will perform.
Both blocks contain potential for oil and gas/condensate in Paleozoic and Mesozoic structures.