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Geologic Time Scale

Name the periods of time in our current eon, and also the two epochs of our current period.
Start = millions of years ago
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Last updated: June 12, 2017
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Era
Period
Epoch
Start
Cenozoic
Quaternary
Holocene
0.0117
Pleistocene
2.58
Neogene
23
Paleogene
66
Mesozoic
Cretaceous
145
Jurassic
201
Triassic
252
Era
Period
Start
Paleozoic
Permian
298
Carboniferous
358
Devonian
419
Silurian
443
Ordovician
485
Cambrian
541
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level 70
Aug 1, 2017
Please accept Palaeogene as well as Paleogene
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level 29
Aug 30, 2017
yes plz
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level 76
Aug 29, 2017
Nice learning quiz - only got 3 the first time.
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level 59
Aug 29, 2017
I get that everyone knows the Jurassic because of Jurassic Park but why do so many also know the Triassic and the Cretaceous compared to the other eons?
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level 62
Aug 29, 2017
Dinosaurs, man. Dinosaurs.
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level 77
Aug 29, 2017
Yeah they talk about them all the time in dinosaur books aimed at kids.
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level 62
Aug 30, 2017
Ouch. Hey, my books say "6 and up." "AND UP!"
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level 59
Sep 1, 2017
I guess none of the dinosaur books reached me. In contrast, I knew about the Ordovician, Silurian and Devonian early on because the area that is now Estonia rose above sea level in those periods.
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level 33
Dec 11, 2017
After that, a big drop off.
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level 67
Aug 29, 2017
You should accept "palaeogene".
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level 72
Aug 29, 2017
Only got 3 :/
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level 77
Aug 29, 2017
The good ol' days
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level 62
Aug 29, 2017
Crustaceous didn't work. Oops!
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level 70
Aug 29, 2017
How about bodacious?
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level 67
Aug 29, 2017
What about Pliocene, Miocene, and Oligocene?
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level 64
Aug 29, 2017
Epochs of the Neogene and Paleogene, together with the Eocene and Paleocene. Apparently not worth a mention.
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level 61
Aug 30, 2017
It's the CAMBRIAN explosion!
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level 65
Dec 22, 2017
Anthropocene needs to be its own epoch.
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level 75
Oct 31, 2018
Yep. Please include Anthropocene. Signed, geologists.
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level 70
Sep 3, 2019
As a(n old) geologist - NO IT DOESN'T. And while we're at it, please accept tertiary. Otherwise KT boundary makes even less sense.
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level 57
Dec 22, 2018
Missed Pleistocene! Dang it.
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level 79
May 4, 2019
Definitely thought I was just making up "Paleocene," but I got a point for it because apparently it was close enough to "Paleogene" (although in retrospect not trying "Neogene" after getting that one was kind of dumb on my part).
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level 29
Aug 14, 2019
got all except pleistocene
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level 29
Aug 14, 2019
also, where is Precambrian Period?