Cenozoic Era

An era of angiosperm and mammal diversification

The Cenozoic Era (66.0-present) in the Phanerozoic Eon, occurring after the Mesozoic Era. We currently live in the Cenozoic Era.

Geologic Age

  • 65.5 Ma - present



What happened during this time?

  • Continued diversification of angiosperms

  • Rise of grasslands

  • Several ice ages toward the end of the Cenozoic

  • Origin of hominids and humans