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The Cenozoic Era is the most recent of the four classic geological eras.

The Cenozoic is divided into two periods, the Palaeogene and Neogene, and they are in turn divided into epochs.

The Palaeogene consists of the Paleocene, Eocene, and Oligocene epochs, and the Neogene consists of the Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene, and Holocene epochs, the last of which is ongoing.

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