Late Cretaceous

The Late Cretaceous (100.5–66 Ma) is the younger of two epochs into which the Cretaceous period is divided in the geologic timescale. Rock strata from this epoch form the Upper Cretaceous series. The Cretaceous is named after the white limestone known as chalk which occurs widely in northern France and is famously seen in the white cliffs of south-eastern England, and which dates from this time.

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Coelosimilia
... is a genus of extinct scleractinian coral from the Late Cretaceous period. 70 million years old dating from the Late Cretaceous of the Mesozoic Era ... Together, these areas would have been the continental shelves of the Late Cretaceous European continent ...
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... The largest theropod is arguably Spinosaurus of the mid-Cretaceous, the largest terrestrial predator known to exist (Although recent evidence suggests that spinosaurs spent a ... largest thyreophorans were Ankylosaurus and Stegosaurus, from the Late Cretaceous and Late Jurassic periods (respectively) of what is now North America, both measuring up to 9 m (30 ft) in length ... The largest ornithopods, were the hadrosaurids Shantungosaurus, a late Cretaceous dinosaur found in the Shandong Peninsula of China, and Magnapaulia from the late Cretaceous ...
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... mongoliensis, a new fossil varanoid from the Cretaceous Barun Goyot Formation of Mongolia" ... "Late Cretaceous mammals from Ukhaa Tolgod, Mongolia" ... "New eutherian mammal from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia and its bearing on the origins of the modern placental radiation" ...
Late Cretaceous - Cretaceous–Paleogene Mass Extinction
... The Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event was a large-scale mass extinction of animal and plant species in a geologically short period of time, approximately 66 million years ago (Ma) ... in various parts of the world, known as the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary (K–T boundary) ... K is the traditional abbreviation for the Cretaceous Period derived from the German name Kreidezeit, and T is the abbreviation for the Tertiary Period (a historical term for the period of time now covered by the ...
Sarir Field - Stratigraphy
... on angiosperm pollen as younger than Albian, probably from the Late Cretaceous ... Above the transgressive sequence are Late Cretaceous shales with tight, micritic carbonate, marking the top of the Mesozoic ... with an apparent disconformity between the Late Cretaceous and Paleocene, marked by high levels of gamma radiation on logs ...

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