Mesozoic era


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Mesozoic era

The geological era between the Paleozoic and Cenozoic eras: 248 to 65 million years ago. It is sometimes called the “Age of Dinosaurs.”
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Noun1.Mesozoic era - from 230 million to 63 million years agoMesozoic era - from 230 million to 63 million years ago
Cretaceous, Cretaceous period - from 135 million to 63 million years ago; end of the age of reptiles; appearance of modern insects and flowering plants
Jurassic, Jurassic period - from 190 million to 135 million years ago; dinosaurs; conifers
Triassic, Triassic period - from 230 million to 190 million years ago; dinosaurs, marine reptiles; volcanic activity
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The weird flora and fauna of Caspak were as possible under the thick, warm atmospheric conditions of the super-heated crater as they were in the Mesozoic era under almost exactly similar conditions, which were then probably world-wide.
It could have arisen during the Mesozoic era, as early as 250 million years ago, says study coauthor Christine Aurich, a reproductive veterinarian at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna.
Early mammals once were thought to have limited ecological opportunities to diversify during the dinosaur-dominated Mesozoic era.
We are bummed out and our slide continues (Note: I just looked this up on Wikipedia and saw that the Mesozoic Era featured dinosaurs like Megalosaurus.
The book proceeds in chronological order via several periods of the Mesozoic era, beginning with a general overview of the world at that time, and then concentrating on locale-specific findings and discoveries.
Narrated by Kenneth Branagh, the programme employed state-of-the-art animatronics and computer-generated effects to step back in time to the Mesozoic Era - the so-called Age Of Reptiles.
The fossil, which weighs about 15 kilograms (33 lbs), belongs to the second geological period or the Mesozoic Era.
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.
According to experts, the oceanic species existed during the Mesozoic era, between 251 million and 65 million years ago.
We're only going back a decade or three, not to the Mesozoic Era.
The findings are the first to provide a large-scale body of evidence for the "nocturnal bottleneck theory," which suggests that mammalian sensory traits have been profoundly influenced by an extended period of adaptation to nocturnality during the Mesozoic Era.
Science & Technology Published: Updated: May 7, 2012 20:11 May 7, 2012 20:25 WASHINGTON: In a major new climate finding, researchers have calculated that dinosaur flatulence could have put enough methane into the atmosphere to warm the planet during the hot, wet Mesozoic era.