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Mesozoic

Phanerozoic
 Cenozoic
  Quaternary
   Anthropocene
   Holocene
   Pleistocene
    Late Pleistocene
    Middle Pleistocene
    Calabrian
    Gelasian
  Neogene
   Pliocene
    Piacenzian
    Zanclean
   Miocene
    Messinian
    Tortonian
    Serravallian
    Langhian
    Burdigalian
    Aquitanian
  Paleogene
   Oligocene
    Chattian
    Rupelian
   Eocene
    Priabonian
    Bartonian
    Lutetian
    Ypresian
   Paleocene
    Thanetian
    Selandian
    Danian
 Mesozoic
  Cretaceous
   Late Cretaceous
    Maastrichtian
    Campanian
    Santonian
    Coniacian
    Turonian
    Cenomanian
   Early Cretaceous
    Albian
    Aptian
    Barremian
    Hauterivian
    Valanginian
    Berriasian
  Jurassic
   Late Jurassic
    Tithonian
    Kimmeridgian
    Oxfordian
   Middle Jurassic
    Callovian
    Bathonian
    Bajocian
    Aalenian
   Early Jurassic
    Toarcian
    Pliensbachian
    Sinemurian
    Hettangian
  Triassic
   Late Triassic
    Rhaetian
    Norian
    Carnian
   Middle Triassic
    Ladinian
    Anisian
   Early Triassic
    Olenekian
    Induan
 Paleozoic
  Permian
   Lopingian
    Changhsingian
    Wuchiapingian
   Guadalupian
    Capitanian
    Wordian
    Roadian
   Cisuralian
    Kungurian
    Artinskian
    Sakmarian
    Asselian
  Carboniferous
   Pennsylvanian
    Gzhelian
    Kasimovian
    Moscovian
    Bashkirian
   Mississippian
    Serpukhovian
    Viséan
    Tournaisian
  Devonian
   Late Devonian
    Famennian
    Frasnian
   Middle Devonian
    Givetian
    Eifelian
   Early Devonian
    Emsian
    Pragian
    Lochkovian
  Silurian
   Pridoli
   Ludlow
    Ludfordian
    Gorstian
   Wenlock
    Homerian
    Sheinwoodian
   Llandovery
    Telychian
    Aeronian
    Rhuddanian
  Ordovician
   Late Ordovician
    Hirnantian
    Katian
    Sandbian
   Middle Ordovician
    Darriwilian
    Dapingian
   Early Ordovician
    Floian
    Tremadocian
  Cambrian
   Furongian
    Cambrian Stage 10
    Jiangshanian
    Paibian
   Cambrian Series 3
    Guzhangian
    Drumian
    Cambrian Stage 5
   Cambrian Series 2
    Cambrian Stage 4
    Cambrian Stage 3
   Terreneuvian
    Cambrian Stage 2
    Fortunian
Precambrian
 Proterozoic
  Neoproterozoic
   Ediacaran
   Cryogenian
   Tonian
  Mesoproterozoic
   Stenian
   Ectasian
   Calymmian
  Paleoproterozoic
   Statherian
   Orosirian
   Rhyacian
   Siderian
 Archean
  Neoarchean
  Mesoarchean
  Paleoarchean
  Eoarchean
 Hadean
  Early Imbrian
  Nectarian
  Basin Groups
  Cryptic
Chaotian
 Neochaotian
  Titanomachean
  Hyperitian
 Eochaotian
  Erebrean
  Nephelean
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

Minerals first recorded in this Era

MineralOldest recorded age
Hematite236 Ma
Magnetite220 Ma
Diopside160.8 Ma
Paragonite150 Ma
Kaersutite146 Ma
Orthoclase144.8 Ma
Pyrrhotite141 Ma
Baryte130 Ma
Braunite130 Ma
Hollandite130 Ma
Sanidine98.89 Ma


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