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Synonyms for Cretaceous

from 135 million to 63 million years ago

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rex was likely the only large carnivorous [flesh-eating] dinosaur that lived in the area in the Late Cretaceous Period.
Peruviella dolium (Roemer 1849) is a large gastropod species that is abundant at several Cretaceous localities in central Texas (Adkins 1928; Moore 1964; Moore & Martin 1966), and is the dominant taxon of a unique paleocommunity that defines a very precise paleoenvironmental location.
The reservoir rocks of Sulaiman basin are Jurassic Sulaiman group limestone, Cretaceous Sembar, Gorn, Parh, Mughalkot, Fort Munro, Pab and Vitakri sandstones and limestones, Paleocene Rakhi Gaj (Girdu member/Gorge beds) sandstone, Dungan limestone, Eocene Toi and Kingri sandstones, Drug marl/limestone, Habib Rahi and Pirkoh limestones, Vihowa group sandstone and conglomerate, etc.
The specimen is unusual as most pterosaurs from the Late Cretaceous were much larger with wingspans of between four and eleven metres (the biggest being as large as a giraffe, with a wingspan of a small plane), whereas this new specimen had a wingspan of only 1.
The number and thickness of carbonaceous and sandy beds are increased in the Upper Cretaceous (UC) section in the south and south-east and in the Gusar-Devechi trough.
This constitutes one of the largest collections of vertebrate remains from the Upper Cretaceous of Europe.
Love in the Cretaceous turns everything you learned from Jurassic Park on its head.
In the early 1980s it was established that lower Fms of the Cretaceous were part of Rumaila.
When the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana broke up in the early Cretaceous period about 140 million years ago, the dinosaur species that evolved on the African continent became a distinct fauna.
The GAB holds one of the worlds last underexplored Cretaceous basins, which contains the Ceduna Sub?
In February 2016, USGS (US Geological Survey) released a report titled "Upper Cretaceous and Lower Jurassic Strata in Shallow Cores on the Chukchi Shelf, Arctic Alaska.
The braincase sheds light on a long-standing mystery: how tyrannosaurs evolved from an "average Joe" horse-sized predator some 100 million years ago in the early Cretaceous to the huge apex predators they became 80 million years ago in the late Cretaceous.
A complete skeleton of one of the animals dating back 125 million years to the Cretaceous period was unearthed from a site near Cuenca, central Spain.