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Earth's Eras

Era

Period

  • Epoch, Start, million years ago

Cenozoic Era

Flowering Plants, Grasses, Insects, Fishes, Birds, Mammals


Quaternary

  • Holocene 0.01

  • Pleistocene 1.7

  • Tertiary

  • Pliocene 5

  • Miocene 23

  • Oligocene 34

  • Eocene 55

  • Paleocene 65


Mesozoic Era

Reptiles, Dinosaurs


Cretaceous

  • Late Cretac. 95

  • Early Cretac. 135

  • Jurassic

  • Malm 160

  • Dogger 185

  • Lias 205

  • Triassic

  • Keuper 230

  • Muscheltalk 245

  • Buntsandstein 250


Paleozoic Era

first Land Plants, Fishes, Amphibians, Insects

The end of the Permian marks the biggest extinction of all time.


Permian

  • Late Permian 270

  • Early Permian 290

  • Carboniferous

  • Pennsylvanian 325

  • Mississippian 355

  • Devonian

  • Late D. 375

  • Middle D. 390

  • Early D. 410

  • Silurian

  • Late Silurian 420

  • Early Silurian 435

  • Ordovician

  • Late O. 450

  • Middle O. 470

  • Early O. 480

  • Cambrian

  • Late C. 490

  • Middle C. 510

  • Early C. 540


Precambrian Era

Bacteria, Eucaryotic Cells


Proterozoic

  • Neoprot. 1000

  • Mesoprot. 1600

  • Paleoprot. 2500

  • Archaean

  • Neoarch. 2800

  • Mesoarch. 3200

  • Paleoarch. 3600

  • Eoarch. 3800

  • Azoikum 4600
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