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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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Fossil Record

Data via PaleoBioDB


Taxa Count Key
First appearance
Extinction
First appearance and extinction
Related precursors
KingdomPhylumClassTaxa Count
AnimaliaAnnelida Clitellata3
AnimaliaAnnelida Polychaeta83
AnimaliaArthropoda Arachnida416
AnimaliaArthropoda Branchiopoda34
AnimaliaArthropoda Cephalocarida1
AnimaliaArthropoda Chilopoda18
AnimaliaArthropoda Diplopoda27
AnimaliaArthropoda Entognatha1
AnimaliaArthropoda Insecta15,051
AnimaliaArthropoda Malacostraca1,169
AnimaliaArthropoda Maxillopoda59
AnimaliaArthropoda Merostomata1
AnimaliaArthropoda Ostracoda584
AnimaliaArthropoda Pycnogonida1
AnimaliaArthropoda Remipedia1
AnimaliaArthropoda Symphyla5
AnimaliaBrachiopoda Craniata18
AnimaliaBrachiopoda Lingulata68
AnimaliaBrachiopoda Rhynchonellata3,228
AnimaliaBrachiopoda Strophomenata63
AnimaliaBryozoa Gymnolaemata106
AnimaliaBryozoa Phylactolaemata1
AnimaliaBryozoa Stenolaemata213
AnimaliaChordata Actinopterygii230
AnimaliaChordata Amphibia167
AnimaliaChordata Ascidiacea1
AnimaliaChordata Aves52
AnimaliaChordata Cephalaspidomorphi1
AnimaliaChordata Elasmobranchii171
AnimaliaChordata Holocephali7
AnimaliaChordata Mammalia998
AnimaliaChordata Myxini1
AnimaliaChordata Reptilia5,163
AnimaliaChordata Sarcopterygii65
AnimaliaCnidaria Anthozoa2,203
AnimaliaCnidaria Cubozoa1
AnimaliaCnidaria Hydrozoa33
AnimaliaCnidaria Scyphozoa5
AnimaliaCnidaria Staurozoa6
AnimaliaEchinodermata Asteroidea302
AnimaliaEchinodermata Crinoidea201
AnimaliaEchinodermata Echinoidea555
AnimaliaEchinodermata Holothuroidea352
AnimaliaEchinodermata Ophiuroidea224
AnimaliaHemichordata Enteropneusta5
AnimaliaHemichordata Pterobranchia2
AnimaliaMollusca Bivalvia2,918
AnimaliaMollusca Cephalopoda7,958
AnimaliaMollusca Gastropoda2,530
AnimaliaMollusca Monoplacophora1
AnimaliaMollusca Polyplacophora34
AnimaliaMollusca Scaphopoda24
AnimaliaNematoda Adenophorea3
AnimaliaNematoda Secernentea2
AnimaliaPlatyhelminthes Trematoda3
AnimaliaPorifera Calcarea76
AnimaliaPorifera Demospongiae111
AnimaliaPorifera Hexactinellida486
AnimaliaPorifera Homoscleromorpha1
AnimaliaTardigrada Eutardigrada9
AnimaliaTardigrada Heterotardigrada1
BacteriaCyanobacteria Cyanophyceae11
ChromistaCiliophora Cyrtophoria1
ChromistaCiliophora Oligotrichea8
ChromistaForaminifera Globothalamea477
ChromistaForaminifera Monothalamea35
ChromistaForaminifera Tubothalamea143
ChromistaHaptophyta Prymnesiophyceae260
ChromistaMyzozoa Dinophyceae173
ChromistaOchrophyta Bacillariophyceae50
ChromistaOchrophyta Chrysophyceae1
ChromistaOchrophyta Dictyochophyceae7
ChromistaOchrophyta Phaeophyceae2
ChromistaRadiozoa Polycystina2,391
FungiAscomycota Dothideomycetes1
FungiAscomycota Sordariomycetes2
FungiBasidiomycota Agaricomycetes4
PlantaeBryophyta Bryopsida14
PlantaeBryophyta Sphagnopsida3
PlantaeCharophyta Charophyceae19
PlantaeCharophyta Zygnematophyceae3
PlantaeChlorophyta Chlorophyceae12
PlantaeChlorophyta Trebouxiophyceae2
PlantaeChlorophyta Ulvophyceae124
PlantaeMarchantiophyta Jungermanniopsida6
PlantaeMarchantiophyta Marchantiopsida7
PlantaeRhodophyta Florideophyceae42
PlantaeRhodophyta Rhodophyceae8
PlantaeTracheophyta Cycadopsida59
PlantaeTracheophyta Ginkgoopsida18
PlantaeTracheophyta Gnetopsida31
PlantaeTracheophyta Liliopsida66
PlantaeTracheophyta Lycopodiopsida88
PlantaeTracheophyta Magnoliopsida463
PlantaeTracheophyta Pinopsida152
PlantaeTracheophyta Polypodiopsida265
ProtozoaAmoebozoa Lobosa1
ProtozoaSarcomastigophora Zoomastigophora2
 

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


Overview of geological time

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