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Tri·as·sic

 (trī-ăs′ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being the period of geologic time from about 251 to 200 million years ago, the oldest period of the Mesozoic Era. The Triassic Period is characterized by the presence of the supercontinent Pangaea, the diversification of land life, the rise of dinosaurs, and the appearance of the earliest mammals. See Table at geologic time.
n.
The Triassic Period.

[Late Latin trias, triad (from the subdivision of this period into three parts); see triad + -ic.]

Triassic

(traɪˈæsɪk)
adj
(Geological Science) of, denoting, or formed in the first period of the Mesozoic era that lasted for 42 million years and during which reptiles flourished
n
(Geological Science) the Triassic Trias the Triassic period or rock system
[C19: from Latin trias triad, with reference to the three subdivisions]

Tri•as•sic

(traɪˈæs ɪk)
adj.
1. noting or pertaining to a period of the Mesozoic Era, occurring from 230 million to 190 million years ago and characterized by the advent of dinosaurs and coniferous forests.
n.
2. Also, Tri•as (ˈtraɪ əs) the Triassic Period or System.
[1835–45; Trias the three-part series of strata characterizing the period (< German < Greek triás; see triad) + -ic]

Tri·as·sic

(trī-ăs′ĭk)
The earliest period of the Mesozoic Era, from about 245 to 208 million years ago. During the Triassic Period, land life diversified, dinosaurs arose, and the earliest mammals appeared. See Chart at geologic time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Triassic - from 230 million to 190 million years agoTriassic - from 230 million to 190 million years ago; dinosaurs, marine reptiles; volcanic activity
Age of Reptiles, Mesozoic, Mesozoic era - from 230 million to 63 million years ago
Adj.1.Triassic - of or relating to or denoting the first period of the Mesozoic era
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He may even now--if I may use the phrase--be wandering on some plesiosaurus-haunted Oolitic coral reef, or beside the lonely saline lakes of the Triassic Age.
A single glance at the thing was sufficient to assure me that I was facing one of those long-extinct, prehistoric creatures whose fossilized remains are found within the outer crust as far back as the Triassic formation, a gigantic labyrinthodon.
The mass extinction event occurred at the end of the Triassic and was associated with massive volcanism as the super continent Pangea started to break apart.
The primary exploration target for the well was to prove petroleum in Middle Jurassic to Late Triassic reservoir rocks (the Realgrunn sub-group).
In these ranges the Upper Permian to Middle Triassic is represented by mixed siliciclastic carbonate sediments, named (in ascending order) the Chhidru, Mianwali, and Tredian formations.
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Climate and plant community instability may have hampered the success of dinosaurs in the tropics during the Late Triassic Period (235,000,000 to 201,000,000 years ago), according to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
1 MCF/d of gas and 188 b/d of condensate from Triassic TAGI sands, and Baguel-2 tested 1.
The Mesozoic, an era of major tectonic movements, in Syria began with a rich Triassic sequence of carbonates, mainly limestone and dolomite.
Remains of Spanish Triassic sauropterygians have been found at several localities from the eastern half of the Iberian Peninsula, and at the Balearic Islands.
Mianwali Formation represents the Early Triassic strata of the Salt Range, Pakistan that is underlained by Chhidru Formation (Late Permian) and overlained by Tredian Formation (Middle Triassic).
Clevosaurus bairdi has more teeth than the Late Triassic type species of Clevosaurus, Clevosaurus hudsoni, from southwestern England (Fraser 1988), and its skull appears relatively more robust.