Mesozoic era

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Mesozoic era

the geological era that began 225 million years ago and lasted about 155 million years. The era includes the CRETACEOUS PERIOD, JURASSIC PERIOD, and TRIASSIC PERIOD. During this era GYMNOSPERMS became dominant plants, dinosaurs became the dominant animals, reptiles (Pterosaurs) conquered the air, and birds and mammals evolved.
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The majority of Slovakia was covered by water during the Mesozoic era and therefore the probability of finding remains of four-legged animals is very small.
Mesozoic oil shale deposits originate from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
Pterosaurs first appeared in the Late Triassic and went on to achieve high levels of morphologic and taxonomic diversity during the Mesozoic, with more than 150 species recognized so far," scientists said in the study.
The Hadramaut Arch separates the Mesozoic Basins from the Rub' al-Khali Basin.
1998) suggested the gold mineralization was closely correlated with the Mesozoic granites.
She points out that during the Mesozoic era, which started about 251 million years ago, ancestors of birds and crocodilians diversified into a great variety of forms.
Dinosaur dung is found only in rock that formed during the Mesozoic era, between 225 million and 66 million years ago.
The fossils were not complete enough to determine whether the creature had teeth -- a common feature of birds from the Early Cretaceous period, a sub-division of the Mesozoic era.
Dr Stepan Ivantsov, a scientific researcher in the Laboratory of Mesozoic and Cenozoic Continental Ecosystems, said: "We can confidently say we have found a new species.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The findings of a new study revealed that an ichthyosaur fossil may show the earliest live birth from an ancient Mesozoic marine reptile.
Washington, February 13 ( ANI ): A new study has claimed that Ichthyosaur fossils may show the earliest live birth from an ancient Mesozoic marine reptile.
They include new views on the evolution of the San Andreas fault zone in central California and the Carrizo Plain, from deep to modern time along the western Sierra Nevada foothills from San Joaquin to Kern River drainages, mesozoic metasedimentary framework and gabbroids of the Early Cretaceous Sierra Nevada batholith, and debris flows in the southern and eastern Sierra Nevada region.