Jurassic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Jurassic of or relating to or denoting the second period of the Mesozoic era
    • n Jurassic from 190 million to 135 million years ago; dinosaurs; conifers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Jurassic (Geol) Of the age of the middle Mesozoic, about 190 to 140 million years ago, including, as divided in England and Europe, the Lias, Oölite, and Wealden; -- named from certain rocks of the Jura mountains. It was noted for the predominance of dinosaurs on land, and the development of the first birds and mammals.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Jurassic Pertaining or relating to the Jura mountains, and specifically, in geology, to the Jurassic series.
    • n Jurassic In geology, that part of the geological series which includes all the groups and subgroups older than the Cretaceous and newer than the Triassic: so called from the predominance of rocks of this age in the Jura mountains. The Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous together form the Mesozoic series. The flora of the Jurassic is distinguished by a predominance of cycadaceous forms, ferns being also plentiful. Its fauna is rich and varied. The most highly developed animals in this geological position are certain small marsupials. The oldest known bird, possessing also some marked reptilian characters, is found in the Upper Jurassic. The Jurassic series covers a wide area in Europe, and is also of great interest and importance in the Cordilleran region of the United States. The name Oölite was originally applied to the rocks of Jurassic age in England by William Smith, by whom the order of succession of this part of the series was first worked out and published. The Jurassic of England includes the Lias as its lower member, and above this the Lower, Middle, and Upper Oölites. In northwestern Germany the Jurassic is divided into the lower or Black Jura, the Middle or Brown, and the Upper or White. Of these divisions the lower corresponds to the English Lias. The fossil remains of the Jurassic series in the United States are of great interest. Among them is the Atlantosaurus, a dinosaur, supposed to have been a hundred feet in length and thirty or more in height. The auriferous rocks of the western edge of the North American continent are, at least in large part, of Jurassic age.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Jurassic jōō-ras′sik (geol.) one of the three divisions of the Mesozoic rocks, including the Lias and Oolites, and so called from its well-developed strata in the Jura Mountains.
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Usage

In literature:

Jurassic beds have been found in Mexico but not in Central America.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
During the Triassic and Jurassic periods even the basin of the Amazon appears to have been dry land.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
It is probably of Jurassic limestone and forms the eastern outpost of the Costaneros.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
BATHONIAN STAGE, a division of the middle Jurassic series of rocks, including the beds between the Inferior Oolite and the Oxford Clay.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
This species has since been found by me in 1882 in the Upper Jurassic strata of Spitzbergen.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
The Jurassic system is represented by two types.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
Their special purpose was to examine the Jurassic rocks, but they extended their tour as far as Cornwall.
"Charles Lyell and Modern Geology" by Thomas George Bonney
Families: Pygasteridae, Discoidiidae, Galeritidae, Conoclypeidae; Jurassic to Recent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
Marsh has obtained many others from the Jurassic of America.
"The Chain of Life in Geological Time" by Sir J. William Dawson
As a fossil it goes back at any rate to the Upper Jurassic (p. 52).
"Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa" by Nelson Annandale
Woodward, "Jurassic Rocks of Great Britain," vol.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
Both limestone and shales are of the Lower Jurassic age.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 8" by Various
Jurassic, climate, 266; mountain ranges, 44.
"Climatic Changes" by Ellsworth Huntington
The Danish expeditions of 1899-1900 have added considerably to our knowledge of the Jurassic rocks of East Greenland.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5" by Various
Stomatopoda of a very modern-looking type, and even their larvae, occur in Jurassic rocks.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7" by Various
Among the Jurassic Mollusca, also, are many species that are common in Europe.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
These Jurassic shales are by far the most conspicuous formation in this part of Tibet, being repeated many times in complicated folds.
"Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921" by Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
Was this region land or sea, an area of erosion or sedimentation, during the Jurassic period?
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton
The rocks of the Jurassic system present great petrological diversity.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various
You remember the point I made in my paper, about spalacotherium in the Upper Jurassic rocks.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930" by Victor Rousseau
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In news:

Fans of Jurassic Park will especially enjoy this video.
ROM's random bones a Jurassic perk.
Fun in General / Snapshot Ron Barber and John Hammond From " Jurassic Park": Separated at Birth.
What Will ' Jurassic Cliff' Mean for Dividend Investors.
Universal Pictures has debuted the trailer for the 3D re-release of Jurassic Park.
'Aguirre, the Wrath of God' meets ' Jurassic Park'.
Take L.A.'s Museum of Jurassic Technology with a grain of salt.
We all know " Jurassic Park" wasn't real, but remember sitting there when the scientist explained how he pulled dinosaur DNA from a mosquito fossilized in amber, and thinking, "That sounds like it COULD happen.".
Scientists say ' Jurassic Park' is impossible.
The "science" behind the classic movie Jurassic Park may have sounded good but real scientists are dashing the hopes of dinosaur fans hoping to see a live T.
The Floyd Theater presents 'To Rome With Love,' 'Savages,' and ' Jurassic Park'.
Jurassic Park Party Lamentably Goes Extinct at Red Room.
Savannah goes Jurassic Park with gears instead of DNA.
' Jurassic Park Builder' is dino-mite.
Olympic sailing on Jurassic Coast.
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In science:

Saurischia, Sauropoda) from the Middle Jurassic of England.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Jurassic part of Zallinger's mural (see below).
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Three new sauropod dinosaurs from the Upper Jurassic of Colorado.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Principal characters of American Jurassic dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Principal characters of American Jurassic dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Principal characters of American Jurassic dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Sauropoda) from the Middle Jurassic of England.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Sauropoda) from the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Oklahoma.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Three new sauropod dinosaurs from the Upper Jurassic of Colorado.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Principal characters of American Jurassic dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Middle Jurassic ur-titanosaur, or its Laurasian descendants, looked like.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Principal characters of American Jurassic dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Jurassic (Bajocian) of the Khadir Island, Kachchh, western India.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Sauropoda) from the Middle Jurassic of England.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Notice of new dinosaurian reptiles from the Jurassic Formation.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
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