from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, belonging to, or designating the era of geologic time that includes the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods and is characterized by the development of flying reptiles, birds, and flowering plants and by the appearance and extinction of dinosaurs. See Table at geologic time.
- n. The Mesozoic Era.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of a geologic era within the Phanerozoic eon that comprises the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods from about 230 to 65 million years ago, when life on earth was dominated by reptiles.
- proper n. The Mesozoic era.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Belonging, or relating, to the secondary or reptilian age, or the era between the Paleozoic and Cenozoic. See Chart of geology.
- n. The Mesozoic age or formation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In geology, lying, as a part of the geological series so designated, between the Paleozoic and the Tertiary rocks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. from 230 million to 63 million years ago
- adj. of or relating to or denoting the Mesozoic era
Because, millions of years ago, in Mesozoic times, this was the shoreline of the country, and the preferred habitat of now extinct sea creatures called ammonites.
Evolutionary Development of the Middle Ear in Mesozoic Therian Mammals, Science 2009.
This just isn’t possible in Mesozoic animals when so little is known of their ecology.
The ossified Meckel’s cartilage and internal groove in Mesozoic mammaliaforms: implications to origin of the definitive mammalian middle ear.
Just last week PLoS published findings about fossils of a 110 million-year-old dinosaur that has come to be known as the Mesozoic Cow.
From the view point of the botanist the Mesozoic is the Age of Cycads, and after this era they gradually decline to the small number of species now existing in tropical latitudes.
Mesozoic era in Professor Schuchert's sentence: "The Mesozoic is the Age of Reptiles, and yet the little mammals and the toothed birds are storing up intelligence and strength to replace the reptiles when the cycads and conifers shall give way to the higher flowering plants."
These discoveries of dinosaurs near the 'Mesozoic' poles or at polar latitudes are now calling into question assumptions about dinosaurs, their habitats, physiology, and extinction.
It is an accident of evolution: parrots first appeared on, and then dispersed across, the supercontinent of Gondwanaland before it shattered during the Mesozoic, sending South America and Australia and its parrots drifting away to their present locations.
And finally, he's free and no other hobby can promise this to eavesdrop on Montaigne's arguments or take a quick dip in the Mesozoic.
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