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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The results of evaluation of oil shale resources of different times show that these are mostly concentrated in the Mesozoic strata.
5.2 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.)
It appears dinosaurs did not dominate the Mesozoic landscape as much as previously thought."
Ornithuromorpha are believed to have comprised about half of bird species that lived during the Mesozoic era, which lasted from about 252 million to 66 million years ago.
Scientists report a new fossil specimen that belongs to Chaohusaurus (Reptilia, Ichthyopterygia), the oldest of Mesozoic marine reptiles that lived approximately 248 million years ago.
& WARD D.J., 2004: Mesozoic elasmobranchs, neoselachian phylogeny and the rise of modern elasmobranch diversity.-En: ARRATIA, G.
The Mesozoic section on Grand Manan has the only surface exposures of the Grand Manan Basin (Fig.
Due to the scanty and meager Mesozoic fossil record of birds in South America, the continent is nearly excluded from biogeographical and avifaunal dynamic analyses.
The papers in this Special Issue are based in contributions presented at the 10th Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota (MTE 2009) held in Teruel (Spain) in September 2009.
Family Day Weekend February 13 to 15, 2010 theme: Mesozoic Monsters