Cretaceously

Definitions

  • Skeleton of Saurolophus, from Upper Cretacic of Alberta
    Skeleton of Saurolophus, from Upper Cretacic of Alberta
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Cretaceously In a chalky manner; as chalk.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Badlands on the Red Deer River in Alberta. This region is the richest known collecting ground for cretacic dinosaurs Badlands on the Red Deer River in Alberta. This region is the richest known collecting ground for cretacic dinosaurs

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cretaceously In the manner of chalk; as chalk.
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Usage

In literature:

Upon the margins, however, Cretaceous beds are found.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
The first of these tiltings occurred in that far age which geologists call the Cretaceous.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
Cretaceous: Opaque and white, chalky.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The Terlingua ores of Texas are found in similar fractured zones in Cretaceous shales and limestones associated with surface igneous flows.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
The Triassic system and the Lias lie beneath it; the Cretaceous system and the Weald rest above.
"The Testimony of the Rocks" by Hugh Miller
Life in the Cretaceous begins to take on distinctly its modern form.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
They are strongly folded and are overlaid unconformably by Cretaceous and Tertiary deposits.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
The Cretaceous system falls naturally into two divisions, an upper and a lower, in all but a few limited regions.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Along the border of the Pacific Ocean vast sedimentary deposits had accumulated during the Cretaceous and Tertiary Periods.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Lying upon the Cretaceous rocks in the S.E.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 4" by Various
Cretaceous rocks occur only near the coast.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
The greater part of the eastern half of the Mexican plateau is also formed of Cretaceous beds.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
It perhaps attains its maximum in the Cretaceous, from which the beautiful example in Fig.
"The Chain of Life in Geological Time" by Sir J. William Dawson
See CRETACEOUS SYSTEM; ALBIAN; APTIAN; also A.J.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
Marls and limestones with fossils of an Eocene facies overlie the Cretaceous rocks on the Gabun.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 1 "Franciscans" to "French Language"" by Various
Cretaceous in France and Belgium.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
These are supposed to be of Cretaceous age, but no fossils have been found in them.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8" by Various
The old cretaceous ocean, and the great lakes, certainly left it rich in deposits.
"Buffalo Land" by W. E. Webb
Denudation, consequent on the renewed uplift of the country, affected the Jurassic beds until the middle of Cretaceous times.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7" by Various
These facts may possibly be applied in explanation of the simple teeth of some of the Jurassic and Cretaceous mammals.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
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In news:

With its antediluvian palmettos, teeming sloughs and oxbow lakes, and mighty live oaks, a trip to Brazos Bend can feel like time-travel to the Cretaceous Period.
The largest creature ever to fly was Quetzalcoatlus northropi, a Cessna-size pterosaur that soared through Cretaceous skies 68 million years ago on wings spanning 30 feet.
Ophir Energy PLC and BG PLC said the Papa-1 deepwater wildcat on Block 3 offshore Tanzania has made the first Cretaceous gas discovery outboard of the Rufiji Delta.
A period of violent tectonic thrusting during the Cretaceous reorganized the rocks into their current arrangement.
Purported Cretaceous period protester supporting civil rights of Lenny the Tyrannosaurus Bataar during federal court proceedings.
Taunting and name-calling go all the way back to the Cretaceous period, according to Donaldson's ( The Gruffalo ) tale of dinosaur species that don't see eye to eye.
A relentless dinosaur hunter unearths an entire ecosystem from the middle cretaceous period, not to mention some exotic new cousins of T. By Heather Pringle, Photography by Grant Delin.
The feathers on Y. Rex, which lived during the latter, warmer part of the Cretaceous, might have had its own coat of many feathers .
A model of the head of Uberabatitan Ribeiroi, a Late Cretaceous period dinosaur, is seen at the Federal University, in Rio de Janeiro.
Map of Late Cretaceous coastline.
A chart of jaws and other bones from cretaceous-era lizards .
If they are right, primates originated right around the boundary between the Cretaceous and the Paleocene – primates probably emerged into a world recently vacated by the non-avian dinosaurs.
Nick Longrich, a postdoctoral associate in the Geology and Geophysics Department, announced the discovery of Texacephale Langstoni in an article in the April issue of the journal Cretaceous Research .
Ten years after its discovery, a vanishingly rare tree from the Cretaceous Period is a scientific darling and may soon become a commercial success too.
The geological time scale , with its familiar Cretaceous, Cambrian, and Eocene periods, works great as a calendar for the history of the Earth.
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In science:

Structural Extremes in a Cretaceous Dinosaur.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Early Cretaceous titanosaurid sauropod dinosaur from Malawi.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Good Cretaceous titanosaur body fossils are known from Laurasian continents (e.g.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Wealden (non-marine Lower Cretaceous) as seen from the English type areas.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Sauropoda) from the Late Cretaceous of central India.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Dinosauria, Sauropoda) from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Malawisaurus, with a North America Early Cretaceous sauropod; pp.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Early Cretaceous of Central Texas and its phylogenetic relationships.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Lower Cretaceous Hastings Beds Group of East Sussex, England.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Cretaceous of Linhai, Zhejiang, China [in Chinese].
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Sauropod dinosaurs from the Early Cretaceous of Malawi, Africa.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Early Cretaceous titanosaurid sauropod dinosaur from Malawi.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Sauropoda) from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Elasmosauridae) from the Upper Cretaceous (Lower Campanian) of Kansas, U.S.A.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Lower Cretaceous Hastings Beds Group of East Sussex, England.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
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