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TheMesozoic Era

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1.The name2.The timeline3. Video overview4. Paleogeography5. Fauna6.Learn more

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The name is derived from Greek and means "middle-life". It falls between the Paleolithic ("ancient-life") and Cenozoic ("new-life") Eras.It is also referred to as "The Age of Reptiles".

The Mesozoic Era

The Triassic Period250 - 201 million years ago

When was the Mesozoic Era?

The Cretaceous Period145 - 66 million years ago

The Jurassic Period201 - 145 million years ago

Global climate:Hot and dryLandscape: DesertThe first true mammals evolved during this time period.

Continental climate: HumidLandscape: Lush rainforestsThis is the period of time when dinosaurs ruled the land.

Climate: Relatively warmLandscape: Newly formed continents and oceans led to higher sea levelsThe end of this period is marked by a mass extinction of all land dinosaurs.

Everything you need to know about The Age of Reptiles

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Paleogeography

The Paleogeography of the Mesozoic Era is marked by the supercontinent Pangea completing the tectonic separation into the present-day continents.

Fauna to know

Dinosaurs are one of many groups of reptiles that lived (and reigned) during the Mesozoic Era

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Tyrannosaurus Rex (known as T-Rex)CarnivoreBi-pedal

BrachiosaurusHerbivoreQuadrupedal

TriceratopsHerbivoreQuadrupedal

StegosaurusHerbivoreQuadrupedal

VelociraptorCarnivoreBipedal

Where can you see dinosaur fossils?

Academy of Natural SciencesPhiladelphia, USA

Dinosaur National MonumentColorado/Utah, USA

Royal Tyrrell Museum of PaleontologyAlberta, Canada

American Museum of Natural HistoryNew York, USA

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