Cenozoic era


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Cenozoic era

The geological era after the Mesozoic era. It is sometimes known as the age of mammals and began 65 million years ago.
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Noun1.Cenozoic era - approximately the last 63 million yearsCenozoic era - approximately the last 63 million years
Phanerozoic, Phanerozoic aeon, Phanerozoic eon - the period from about 5,400 million years ago until the present
Age of Man, Quaternary, Quaternary period - last 2 million years
Tertiary, Tertiary period - from 63 million to 2 million years ago
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One occurred during the Permo-Carboniferous, some 300,000,000 years ago, and the other during the Cenozoic era, in which we now are living.
It was Berry's deepest hope that we were shifting out of the Cenozoic era and into what he called the "Ecozoic" period--that is, a time when human beings would reclaim their creative orientation to our planet.
Until recently, everybody agreed that we live in the Holocene epoch of the Quaternary period, which in turn is part of the 65-million-year old Cenozoic era, the most recent phase of the 540-million-year Phanerozoic aeon.
This basin was part of the stable Gowndwana supercontinent in the Paleozoic era and a passive margin in the Mesozoic era and it became a site of convergent orogeny in the Cenozoic era [7].
All are richly represented in the fossil record and had their origins sometime in the last 66 million years, during the Cenozoic 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.
It is the closest descendent of the species that lived in this region in the Quaternary Period of the Cenozoic Era.
If the Cenozoic era is more to your liking, Robotime puzzles can also be found in sabre tooth tiger and woolly mammoth models for Ice Age time travel.