Definition of Age of Reptiles
1. Noun. From 230 million to 63 million years ago.
Terms within: Cretaceous, Cretaceous Period, Jurassic, Jurassic Period, Triassic, Triassic Period
Generic synonyms: Era, Geological Era
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1. Elements of Geology: A Text-book for Colleges and for the General Reader by Joseph LeConte (1886)
"They are probably the progenitors of the crocodiles, though they have also affinities with the Dinosaurs (Huxley).1 CHAPTER IV. MESOZOIC ERA—Age of Reptiles ..."
2. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1921)
"... THE Age of Reptiles § 1. The Age of Lowland Life. § 2. Flying Dragons. § 3. The First Birds. § 4. An age of Hardship and Death. § 5. ..."
3. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1880)
"The following age, or age of Reptiles, is correspondingly termed the MESOZOIC, from ц1<точ, middle, and £007, ..."
4. A Compend of Geology by Joseph LeConte (1898)
"Age of Reptiles. THE Paleozoic era was very long and diversified. ... The Mesozoic era, on the contrary, consists of but one age—the age of Reptiles. ..."
5. Geological Story Briefly Told: An Introduction to Geology by James Dwight Dana (1878)
"MESOZOIC TIME includes only one age, — the age of Reptiles. ... Age of Reptiles. This age is divided into three periods: — 1. ..."
6. Science for the School and Family by Worthington Hooker (1894)
"Age of Reptiles. 339. Names.—We now pass from Palaeozoic to Meso- zoic time, or the Mediaeval age of the earth, the age of Reptiles. ..."
7. The Wonders of Geology: Or a Familiar Exposition of Geological Phenomena by Gideon Algernon Mantell (1839)
"Review of the Age of reptiles. 37. Objections considered. 38. Concluding remarks. 1. THE ZOOLOGICAL CHARACTER OF THE CHALK. —The examination of the chalk ..."