Origin of cretaceous
Examples from the Web for cretaceous
Contemporary Examples of cretaceous
The black market trade in fossils stolen from the richest Cretaceous fossil locality in the world has prompted a crackdown.Stopping the Million-Dollar Fossil Thieves: Illegal Trade Meets World of Insatiable Research
June 11, 2014
Historical Examples of cretaceous
Life in the Cretaceous begins to take on distinctly its modern form.The Meaning of Evolution
Samuel Christian Schmucker
So in the Mesozoic we have five also, from the Trias to the Cretaceous inclusive.
The duration of the Cretaceous subsidence must have been very great.
The Cretaceous limestones of Mexico were folded into lofty mountains.
They swam in the Cretaceous interior sea of western North America.
Word Origin for cretaceous
1670s, "chalky," from Latin cretaceus "chalk-like," from creta "chalk." As a geological period (with a capital C-), it was first used 1832. The extensive chalk beds of southeastern England were laid down during the Cretaceous.