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Cenozoic

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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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Biostratigraphic position of late Cainozoic rocks in Jamaica.
This fascinating book presents the giant Australian animals of the Pleistocene (a time in the Cainozoic Era about 60,000 years ago).
In Litologiya, geokhimiya i stratigrafiya kontinental'nykh kainozojskikh otlozhenii Belarusi [Lithology, geochemistry and stratigraphy of continental Cainozoic deposits of Belarus] (Yakushko, O.
The Cainozoic Geology and Construction-material Resources of the Penrith-Windsor area, Sydney Basin, New South Wales.
Most probably, these faults correspond to the Miocene extensional phase which opened the Upper Cainozoic basins of the Peninsula, and caused its pre-Liassic rocks to crop out in the three separate blocks of Tortuga-Eugenia, Sierra El Tigre-Sierra Placeres-Sierra Campo Nuevo, and Sierra La Pintada (FIGURE 2).
In late 2002 Iraqi geologists said there would be a new exploration programme to cover the Cainozoic and Mesozoic, to be followed by work on older formations down to the Palaeozoic and Permian Khuff - judging by big finds in those horizons made in Iran, Saudi Arabia, etc.
Several granitoid massifs of Carboniferous age seem to be cut by the fault: the Strzegom-Sobotka Massif is only partly exposed from below Cainozoic sediments on the hanging wall, and the Zulova Massif reveals a sharp tectonic contact with the Zlote/Rychlebske Mts.
Late Cainozoic Palaeoclimates of the Southern Hemisphere, Balkema, Rotterdam, 209-20.
Science says that the hexagonal stepping stones were formed when cooling lava burst through the earth's rock in the Cainozoic period, but legend has it that a giant named Finn McCool wanted to build a path between Northern Ireland and Scotland so that his Scottish lover could visit without getting her feet wet.
Four major structure domains are recognized: Busang basement complex, Kapuas fold belt, foreland domain, and late cainozoic magmatic domain.
2001): Evolution of the Mesozoic Central Iberian Rift System and its Cainozoic inversion (Iberian chain).