Late Cretaceous

System/
Period
Series/
Epoch
Stage/
Age
Age (Ma)
PaleogenePaleoceneDanianyounger
CretaceousUpper/
Late
Maastrichtian66.072.1
Campanian72.183.6
Santonian83.686.3
Coniacian86.389.8
Turonian89.893.9
Cenomanian93.9100.5
Lower/
Early
Albian100.5~113.0
Aptian~113.0~125.0
Barremian~125.0~129.4
Hauterivian~129.4~132.9
Valanginian~132.9~139.8
Berriasian~139.8~145.0
JurassicUpper/
Late
Tithonianolder
Subdivision of the Cretaceous system
according to the ICS, as of 2017.[1]

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 this epoch form the Upper Cretaceous series. The Cretaceous is named after the white limestone known as chalk which occurs widely in northern France and is seen in the white cliffs of south-eastern England, and which dates from this time.

Climate

During the Late Cretaceous, the climate was warmer than present, although throughout the period a cooling trend is evident.[2] The tropics became restricted to equatorial regions and northern latitudes experienced markedly more seasonal climatic conditions.[2]

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Gec Təbaşir
čeština: Svrchní křída
한국어: 백악기 후기
norsk nynorsk: Sein krit
português: Cretáceo Superior
русский: Верхний мел
Simple English: Upper Cretaceous
slovenčina: Vrchná krieda
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Gornja kreda
svenska: Yngre krita
Türkçe: Geç Kretase
українська: Пізня крейда
Tiếng Việt: Phấn trắng muộn