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                               Cretaceous Period
 
                      From 145.5 +/- 4 To 65.5 +/- 0.3 Ma
 
  Start Defined By:  Maybe near lowest occurrence of ammonite Berriasella 
     jacobi.
  End Defined By:  Iridium Anomaly.  Associated with a major extinction horizon 
     (foraminifers, calcareous nannofossils, dinosaurs, etc.)
 
  Start Based On:  Gradstein, Ogg, Smith, _A Geologic Time Scale 2004_
  End Based On:  Gradstein, Ogg, Smith, _A Geologic Time Scale 2004_
 
 -- Overlaps With --
  Regional Stage: Volgian     (150.8 - 142)
  Regional Stage: Portlandian (146 - 142)
 
 -- A Substage of --
  Eon: Phanerozoic (542 - -5.5012e-005)
  Era: Mesozoic    (251 - 65.5)
 
 -- Preceeded By --
  Period:            Jurassic       (199.6 - 145.5)
  Epoch:             Late Jurassic  (161.2 - 145.5)
  ICS Stage:         Tithonian      (150.8 - 145.5)
  Chinese Stage:     Penglaizhenian (149 - 145.5)
  New Zealand Stage: Puaroan        (150 - 145.5)
 
 -- Followed By --
  Era:                  Cenozoic        (65.5 - -5.5012e-005)
  Period:               Paleogene       (65.5 - 23.03)
  Epoch:                Paleocene       (65.5 - 55.8)
  Sub-Epoch:            Early Paleocene (65.5 - 61.7)
  ICS Stage:            Danian          (65.5 - 61.7)
  Informal Sub-era:     Tertiary        (65.5 - 1.806)
  New Zealand Stage:    Teurian         (65.5 - 56.5)
  North American Stage: Puercan         (65.5 - 62.5)
 
 -- Contains the Following Epochs --
  Epoch: Early Cretaceous (145.5 - 99.6)
  Epoch: Late Cretaceous  (99.6 - 65.5)
 

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