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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Tectonic setting, Geology, and gold and copper mineralization in the Cenozoic magmatic arcs of Southeast Asia and the West Pacific.
Revised stratigraphy of the lower Cenozoic succession of the Greater Indus Basin in Pakistan.
The Cenozoic oil shale is chiefly found together with coal, sometimes developing above the coal seam as in the Fushun Basin (Fig.
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It summarizes the Cenozoic evolution of the major deserts of the Americas, Eurasia, Africa, and Australia; examines causes of historic floods and droughts and desertification; proposes key conditions for achieving ecologically sustainable use of natural resources in arid and semiarid areas; and examines how human activities may have influenced dry-land degradation and local, regional, and global climate.
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During the Cenozoic Era, about 65 million years ago, a species of giant shark called the Megalodon ruled and dominated the ancient seas and oceans of the world.
His research interests include ichnology and geology of the lower Paleozoic of north Wales, the Paleozoic of eastern Canada and Maine, and the Cenozoic of the Antilles.