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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During the Mesozoic era, the valley was full of trees that produced resin, a gooey substance that oozes out of the tree bark.
'The appearance of dinosaurs and their significant spread across the globe represents the most prominent life phenomena during the Mesozoic period.
If so, it would be the only Mesozoic mammal of its kind known from South America.
Several major movements during the Mesozoic and Cenozoic introduced new tectonic features in various parts of Syria, including the Levant Fracture.
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.
NYT Syndicate The Mesozoic Era, from 252 million years ago to 66 million years ago, is often called the Age of Dinosaurs.
Each individual page is packed with amazing facts and coloring areas of an impressive variety of dinosaurs as fossilized museum mounts and in their full glory as they triumphantly roamed the Mesozoic earth.
The Mesozoic oil shale in the Songliao and Ordos basins, for example, occurs together with mudstone, carbonaceous shale and siltstone (Fig.
It was found in diamond-rich sands dating back to the Mesozoic era from about 252 to 66 million years ago.
(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.