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Mesozoic

Hierarchy:Phanerozoic
 Mesozoic
Classification:Era (as per International Commission on Stratigraphy)
Top:66.0 Ma
Base:252.17 ± 0.06 Ma
Preceeds:Cenozoic Paleogene  Paleocene   Danian
Follows:Paleozoic Permian  Lopingian   Changhsingian
Primary Divisions:CretaceousJurassicTriassic
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Geologic Events

Event NameTypeAgeArea
Chicxulub impactImpact Event66 MaYucatan peninsula, Mexico
Deccan Traps volcanism (begins)Volcanic Activity66.25 - 65.5 MaIndia
Kara impactImpact Event70.3 ± 2.2 MaRussia
Ontong Java Plateau secondary eruptions (concludes)Volcanic Activity~90 MaSouth Pacific
Kerguelen Plateau formation (begins)Volcanic Activity119 - 34 MaSouthern Indian Ocean
Ontong Java Plateau primary eruptionsVolcanic Activity125.0 - 124.6 MaSouth-west Pacific Ocean
Tookoonooka impactImpact Event128 ± 5 MaQueensland, Australia
Morokweng impactImpact Event145.0 ± 0.8 MaSouth Africa
Pangaea breakup (begins)Continental Breakup175 - 55 MaGlobal
Andean orogeny (begins)OrogenyMaximum Age: 200 MaSouth America
Manicouagan impactImpact Event214 ± 1 MaQuebec, Canada
Laurasia supercontinent (begins)Supercontinent215 - 55 MaNorthern Hemisphere
Permian–Triassic extinction eventMass Extinction Event251.941 ± 0.037 - 251.880 ± 0.031 MaGlobal
Hunter-Bowen orogeny (concludes)Orogeny260 - 225 MaAustralia
Uralian orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~320 - ~175 MaRussia


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