Phanerozoic eon


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Phanerozoic eon

The “age of visible life”—the fossil-rich past 590 million years of Earth's history.
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Noun1.Phanerozoic eon - the period from about 5,400 million years ago until the present
Age of Mammals, Cenozoic, Cenozoic era - approximately the last 63 million years
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According to Meilan Solly of the Smithsonian, the earth is "currently situated in the Phanerozoic Eon, Cenozoic Era, Quaternary Period, Holocene Epoch and Meghalayan Age."
The time period studied covered most of the Phanerozoic eon, which extends to the present and includes the evolution of most plant and animal life.