They made a noise like some territorial squawk from out of the Mesozoic.
Don DeLillo -- White Noise
I traveled to the coastal lowlands of Texas and watched men in moon suits bury drums of dangerous waste in subterranean salt beds many millions of years old, dried-out remnants of a Mesozoic ocean.
Don DeLillo -- Underworld
and THE MESOZOIC WORLD.
Michael Crichton -- Jurassic Park
He was in retirement now, too old to travel; but he had asked Thea to bring him some giant iguanas—or challenged her to—these huge furious lizards, mesozoic holdouts in the mountains south of Mexico City.
Saul Bellow -- The Adventures of Augie March
And directly below is our Mesozoic jungle river-where, if you are lucky, you just may catch a glimpse of a very rare carnivore.