According to Bray, more amber specimens need to found between the Carboniferous and Cretaceous period
to gain a better understanding of the origin of flowering plants.
The fossils date from the middle of the Cretaceous period
, and may be a "missing link", tying the familiar big T rex to its much smaller ancestors.
The impact of a huge meteorite at the end of the Cretaceous period
65 million years ago is generally held responsible for the sudden demise of 60-80 percent of all species on Earth.
rex in the late Cretaceous period
and probably weighed somewhere between 0.
While the early history of multis remains hidden in the rocks, it is clear that this group began to thrive by the late Jurassic and diversified into a vast array of different species during the Cretaceous period
The staff identified the eggs as being about 130 million years old, putting them in the Cretaceous Period
, which came immediately after the Jurassic Period.
That fossil dates to 99 million years ago, putting it in the middle of the Cretaceous period
, according to a study in the journal (https://www.
Titanosaurs lived during the Cretaceous Period
in areas that today are in South America, Africa, Antarctica and Australia.
A rare small-bodied pterosaur, a flying reptile from the Late Cretaceous period
approximately 77 million years ago, is the first of its kind to have been discovered on the west coast of North America.
Scientists have debated whether eruptions assisted the Chicxulub asteroid impact in wiping out over half of the planet's species at the end of the Cretaceous period
, roughly 66 million years ago.
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.
Regaliceratops peterhewsi is a newly described species of ceratopsid that lived during the Late Cretaceous period
, around 68.
Paulo Manzig from Universidade do Contestado, Brazil, and colleagues discovered the bones in a pterosaur bone bed in rocks from the Cretaceous period
Scientists believe it is a new species of titanosaur - an enormous herbivore dating from the Late Cretaceous period
Bachmann, in Argentina have identified the new diplodocid sauropod from the early Cretaceous period
in Patagonia, Argentina.