Cenozoic


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Cenozoic

or

Cainozoic period

a geological era that includes the QUATERNARY PERIOD and TERTIARY PERIOD, beginning some 65 million years ago and extending up to the present time. See GEOLOGICAL TIME.
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The young Cenozoic Delta hosts most of the oil and gas fields of Nigeria.
The Cenozoic oil shale is chiefly found together with coal, sometimes developing above the coal seam as in the Fushun Basin (Fig.
I drove along the Pennsylvania Turnpike back to the motherhouse after my day wandering through Cenozoic Hall without answers to the big questions of life's direction.
The Sagavanirktok Formation lies near the top in the upper Brookian layer, underlain by an unconformity at the start of the Cenozoic era, 65 million years ago.
2012), the numerical modelling of Cenozoic deformations discards a weak upper crust (Martin-Velazquez and De Vicente, 2012), and only dry rheology will be modelled in this layer.
Pickerill and co-workers did not progress immediately upwards through the Jamaican stratigraphic succession, but rather leapfrogged over the middle Cenozoic limestones to arrive at the Coastal Group.
2008b: Late Cenozoic fossil mammals from the Chapala rift basin, Jalisco, Mexico.
Like many other large mountain ranges, such as the great Himalayas, the Andes began to form during the Cenozoic period, which began about 60 million years ago and happened to coincide with a major perturbation in the cycling of atmospheric carbon dioxide.
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.
Nuria published extensively on a broad range of topics and regions, from the palynology of the Cretaceous, Cenozoic and Quaternary of Colombia and Argentina, to the Triassic-Quaternary geology, biostratigraphy and paleoecology of multiple European regions, mostly Spain.
The geological framework of the western Mt Lofty Ranges differs from that of the eastern (figure 1) and, together with the Cenozoic tectonic and climatic changes, has influenced drainage patterns that find expression in contrasted piedmont morphologies (figure 2).