Definition of Phanerozoic eon

1. Noun. The period from about 5,400 million years ago until the present.

Exact synonyms: Phanerozoic, Phanerozoic Aeon
Terms within: Age Of Mammals, Cenozoic, Cenozoic Era
Generic synonyms: Aeon, Eon



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phanerozoic Eon

Phalaris canariensis
Phalaris tuberosa
Phalaropidae
Phalaropus
Phalaropus fulicarius
Phalguna
Phallaceae
Phallales
Phallus impudicus
Phallus ravenelii
Phalura
Phanariot
Phanerogamae
Phanerozoic
Phanerozoic aeon
Phanerozoic eon (current term)
Phantom
Pharaoh's chicken
Pharaoh of Egypt
Pharaonic
Pharisee
Pharisees
Pharisæans
Pharmageddon
Pharomacrus
Pharomacrus mocino
Pharsalus
Phascogale
Phascolarctos
Phascolarctos cinereus

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. ..."

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