shallow inland seas

shallow inland seas

[′shal·ō ′in·lənd ′sēz]
(geology)
Epeiric seas which periodically cover cratonic areas as a result of continental subsidence or eustatic rises in sea level.
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The Cretaceous was an era of relatively warm climates and high sea levels which created numerous shallow inland seas, while dinosaurs ruled on land, ending with mass extinction.