Cretaceous period


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Cretaceous period

The third and last period of the Mesozoic era: 144 to 65 million years ago.
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Noun1.Cretaceous period - from 135 million to 63 million years ago; end of the age of reptiles; appearance of modern insects and flowering plants
Age of Reptiles, Mesozoic, Mesozoic era - from 230 million to 63 million years ago
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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, which has previously yielded a wealth of bird and reptile fossils.
The government of Heyuan City said police raided the house on July 29 and seized the eggs, which date back to the Cretaceous Period.
Regaliceratops peterhewsi is a newly described species of ceratopsid that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, around 68.
If we talk about our discovery, this dinosaur lived in the Late Cretaceous period, that is about 100 million years ago.
The dinosaur is about 30 feet long and belonged to the Late Cretaceous period.
There are more than 200 tracks in an area smaller than a football field from 10 different ancient animals that lived during the early Cretaceous period, said Utah Bureau of Land Management paleontologist ReBecca Hunt-Foster.
Paulo Manzig from Universidade do Contestado, Brazil, and colleagues discovered the bones in a pterosaur bone bed in rocks from the Cretaceous period.
Mercuriceratops Gemini lived about 77 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous Period, and was approximately 6 metres long and weighed more than 2 tonnes.
The scientists said that they believe that it is a new species of titanosaur, enormous herbivores dating from the Late Cretaceous period.
The creature is believed to be a new species of Titanosaur, a long-necked, long-tailed sauropod that walked on four legs and lived some 95 million years ago in the Cretaceous Period.
Scientists believe it is a new species of titanosaur - an enormous herbivore dating from the Late Cretaceous period.