Template:Cenozoic graphical timeline

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Key events in the Cenozoic era
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-60 —
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N. Amer. prairie expands[1]
First Antarctic glaciers[2]
Messinian salinity crisis[3]
Holocene begins 11.5 ka ago
An approximate timescale of key
Cenozoic events.
Axis scale: millions of years before present.

Source: http://www.stratigraphy.org/cheu.pdf


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