Reptilian age

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reptilian age (Geol) that part of geological time comprising the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods, and distinguished as that era in which the class of reptiles attained its highest expansion; -- called also the Secondary or Mezozoic age.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Reptilian age (geol.) the Mesozoic age, during which reptiles attained great development
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. reptilisrepĕre, to creep.

Usage

In literature:

On a far vaster scale, it was the Earth during that period of its development which is called the Reptilian Age.
"A Honeymoon in Space" by George Griffith
I have mentioned but a few of the types of animals that make the reptilian age the wonder of all time.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
They are, I believe, the first reptilian remains which have been met with in strata of this age.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
The wonderful reptilian and avian fauna of the mesozoic age is now familiar to all.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXVII.--No. 2. [New Series.], July 14, 1877" by Various
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In poetry:

Is your continent cold from the ice-age still, that the sun is
so angry?
Is the blood of your continent somewhat reptilian still,
That the sun should be greedy for it?
"Eagle In New Mexico" by D H Lawrence

In science:

Strange creatures of the past: gigantic saurians of the reptilian age.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
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