Definition of Cretaceous. Meaning of Cretaceous. Synonyms of Cretaceous

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Definition of Cretaceous

Cretaceous
Cretaceous Cre*ta"ceous, a. Also Cretacic Cre*tac"ic (Geol.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the period of time following the Jurassic and preceding the Eocene.
Cretaceous
Cretaceous Cre*ta"ceous (kr[-e]*t[=a]"sh[u^]s), a. [L. cretaceus, fr. creta chalk. See Crayon.] Having the qualities of chalk; abounding with chalk; chalky; as, cretaceous rocks and formations. See Chalk. Cretaceous acid, an old name for carbonic acid. Cretaceous formation (Geol.), the series of strata of various kinds, including beds of chalk, green sand, etc., formed in the Cretaceous period; -- called also the chalk formation. See the Diagram under Geology. Cretaceous period (Geol.), the time in the latter part of the Mesozoic age during which the Cretaceous formation was deposited.

Meaning of Cretaceous from wikipedia

- The Cretaceous ( /krɪˈteɪ.ʃəs/, krih-TAY-shəs) is a geological period that lasted from about 145 to 66 million years ago (mya). It is the third and final...
- 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...
- The Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) extinction event, also known as the Cretaceous–Tertiary (K–T) extinction, was a sudden m**** extinction of three-quarters...
- The Early Cretaceous (geochronological name) or the Lower Cretaceous (chronostratigraphic name), is the earlier or lower of the two major divisions of...
- The Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) boundary, formerly known as the Cretaceous–Tertiary (K-T) boundary, is a geological signature, usually a thin band of rock...
- the anterior walking legs of one of the spiders, is described from the Cretaceous amber from Myanmar by Haug, Müller & Haug (2018), who interpret this finding...
- Panderichthys. Coelacanths were thought to have become extinct in the Late Cretaceous, around 66 million years ago, but were rediscovered in 1938 off the coast...
- Asteriornis ("Asteria's bird") is an extinct genus of bird from the Late Cretaceous of Belgium which is known from a single species, Asteriornis maastrichtensis...
- era is subdivided into three major periods: the Tri****ic, Jur****ic, and Cretaceous, which are further subdivided into a number of epochs and stages. The...
- superchron, but is now attributed to other causes. The Cretaceous Normal (also called the Cretaceous Superchron or C34) lasted for almost 40 million years...
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