Definition of Phanerozoic eon
1. Noun. The period from about 5,400 million years ago until the present.
Terms within: Age Of Mammals, Cenozoic, Cenozoic Era
Generic synonyms: Aeon, Eon
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Literary usage of Phanerozoic eon
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1. A Briefer History of Time: From the Big Bang to the Big Mac by Eric Schulman (1999)
"... onwards) of the Quaternary Period (1.8 million BC. onwards) of the Cenozoic Era (65 million BC onwards) of the Phanerozoic eon (544 million BC onwards). ..."
2. Traveling America's Loneliest Road: A Geologic and Natural History Tour by Joseph V. Tingley, Kris Ann Pizarro (2000)
"The Phanerozoic eon is divided into three eras; Paleozoic—old life forms, Mesozoic—middle life forms, and Cenozoic— recent life forms. ..."