Triassic vs Mesozoic - What's the difference?

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triassic

Adjective

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  • Of or from the geologic strata above the Permian and below the Jurassic; of or belonging to the period 250 to 200 million years ago when these strata were laid down.
  • * 1990 , Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park , Alfred A. Knopf, p 45:
  • “Well,” Ellie said. “We know animals have survived. Crocodiles are basically Triassic' animals living in the present. Sharks are ' Triassic . So we know it has happened before.”

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (geology) A geologic period within the Mesozoic era; comprises lower, middle and upper epochs from about 250 to 200 million years ago.
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    mesozoic

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (geology) Of a geologic era within the Phanerozoic eon that comprises the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods from about 230 to 65 million years ago, when life on earth was dominated by reptiles.
  • Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (geology) The Mesozoic era.
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