The third, and last, period of the Mesozoic Era, from 145.5 to 16.5 mya. The Cretaceous is divided into Early and Late Cretaceous epochs[1].


  1. ^ Holtz, Dr. Thomas Jr.; Luis V. Rey (2007). Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages. Random House. ISBN 9780375824197.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthor= (help)
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