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Location
 Brazil/South Atlantic
 105 million years ago

Mean atmospheric O2
 150% of modern level

Mean atmospheric CO2
 6x pre-industrial level

Mean temperature
 4C above modern level

Mesozoic Earth - Species from the genus Anhanguera soaring 105 million years ago over what is today Brazil and the South Atlantic; pterosaurs  - Natural History Illustration Geologic Time Scale

 Era: Mesozoic
  Period: Cretaceous
   Epoch: Early
    Age: Albian

     
 

Anhanguera over peninsula

Pterodactyloid pterosaurs of the genus Anhanguera soar 105 million years ago over what is today Brazil. Anhanguera was a flying reptile with a wingspan of 15 feet, larger than any modern bird's. Its diet is believed to have consisted primarily of fish.

 

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