Tethyan
adjective see Tethys II

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  • Tethyan — adjective Of or relating to Tethys …   Wiktionary

  • Tethyan Trench — The Tethyan Trench was an ancient oceanic trench that existed in the northern part of the Tethys Ocean during the middle Mesozoic to early Cenozoic eras. GeologyThe Tethyan Trench formed when the Cimmerian Plate was subducting under eastern… …   Wikipedia

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  • Cretaceous Period — Interval of geologic time from с 144 to 65 million years ago. During the Cretaceous the climate was warmer than today. In the seas, marine invertebrates flourished, and bony fishes evolved. On land, flowering plants arose, and insects, bees in… …   Universalium

  • Triassic Period — Interval of geologic time, с 248–206 million years ago, that marks the beginning of the Mesozoic Era. Many new vertebrates emerged during the Triassic, heralding the major changes that were to occur in both terrestrial and marine life forms… …   Universalium

  • Tethys Sea — ▪ ocean, Mesozoic Era       former tropical body of salt water that separated the supercontinent of Laurasia in the north from Gondwana in the south during much of the Mesozoic Era (251 to 65.5 million years ago). Laurasia consisted of what are… …   Universalium

  • Tethys (moon) — Infobox Planet name = Tethys alt names = Saturn III adjectives = Tethyan caption = Cassini view of Tethys showing the giant rift Ithaca Chasma. bgcolour = #a0ffa0 discovery = yes discoverer = G. D. Cassini discovered = March 21, 1684 semimajor =… …   Wikipedia

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  • mountain — mountainless, adj. /mown tn/, n. 1. a natural elevation of the earth s surface rising more or less abruptly to a summit, and attaining an altitude greater than that of a hill, usually greater than 2000 ft. (610 m). 2. a large mass of something… …   Universalium

  • Tethys Ocean — First phase of the Tethys Ocean s forming: the (first) Tethys Sea starts dividing Pangaea into two supercontinents, Laurasia and Gondwana. The Tethys Ocean (Greek: Τηθύς) was an ocean that existed between the continents of Gondwana and Laurasia… …   Wikipedia

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