Lower Cretaceous

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Lower Cretaceous

[′lō·ər krə′tā·shəs]
(geology)
The earliest epoch of the Cretaceous period of geologic time, extending from about 140- to 120,000,000 years ago.
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These dinosaurs lived in the early cretaceous period, and could grow to be 9 feet tall and 19 feet long.
Below Ghar is an Early Cretaceous Fm, explored in Iraq and known as Yamamah.
The fossils date from 167 million to 143 million years ago, from the mid-Jurassic to early Cretaceous periods.
The dinosaur belonged to the Hypsilophodontidae family and lived during the early 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.
Wang says that sediments in the area suggest that the pterosaurs died in a large storm about 120 million years ago in the Early Cretaceous period.
Bachmann, in Argentina have identified the new diplodocid sauropod from the early Cretaceous period in Patagonia, Argentina.
The offshore field, located in the Caspian Sea, has gas and oil located within the Albian and Aptian stages, and Neocomean superstage of the Early Cretaceous sediments in water depths of ten metres.
In the 1960s a team of French paleontologists discovered a spectacular skull of an Early Cretaceous crocodile-like reptile in the Tenere and named it Sarcosuchus imperator.
Because in some early Cretaceous pockets of humanity somewhere, these sorts of things might feel revelatory, mightn't they.
They include new views on the evolution of the San Andreas fault zone in central California and the Carrizo Plain, from deep to modern time along the western Sierra Nevada foothills from San Joaquin to Kern River drainages, mesozoic metasedimentary framework and gabbroids of the Early Cretaceous Sierra Nevada batholith, and debris flows in the southern and eastern Sierra Nevada region.
Northern will focus on the unconventional potential of the Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous Casterton and Sawpit Formations.