Phanerozoic Eon – Cretaceous Era

A Short History of the World – from varying sources
142,000,000 B.C. – 65,500,000 B.C.

Updated when new information available. Current update: 06/08/2006.

Legend Color Guide
Geological Time In Descending Order:
 Eons = Cyan | Eras = Dark Green | Periods = Magenta | Epochs = Blue | Stages = Orange | Major Geological Events = Heavy Black Underlined | Cataclysmic Events = Bold Red Underlined |
Note: Some very early ages overlap or have conflicting dates, because different authorities have placed them or named them differently at different times.
Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI)
Orders of Magnitude. Multiplier = 10: (VEI 6) = (10 X VEI 5):
 Large (Mt. St. Helens) = 5 | Terrific = 6 | Colossal = 7 | Gigantic = 8 | Cataclysmic (Super Volcano) 9 and above |
Culture Time
 Culture Periods = Brown | Not Generally Recognized Events and History = Magenta | Anomalies = Dark Green | Recognized Events and History = Plain Black |

Major Events

Cretaceous Era
• 145,500,000 B.C. – • 65,500,000 B.C.

• 145,500,000 B.C. – • 99,600,000 B.C. – Lower/Early Cretaceous (K1) Period

• 145,500,000 B.C. – • 130,000,000 B.C. – Neocomian Epoch
• 145,500,000 B.C. – • 140,200,000 B.C – Berriasian Stage (ICS)
• 145,500,000 B.C. – • 136,400,000 B.C. – Kochian Stage (Japanese)
• 145,500,000 B.C. – • 119,000,000 B.C. – Mokoiwian Stage (New Zealand)
• 145,500,000 B.C. – • 127,000,000 B.C. – Coahulian Stage (North American)
• 142,000,000 B.C. – • 136,500,000 B.C. – Ryzanian Stage (Regional)
• 140,200,000 B.C. – • 136,500,000 B.C. – Valanginian Stage (ICS)
• 136,400,000 B.C. – • 130,000,000 B.C. – Hauterivian Stage (ICS)
• 136,400,000 B.C. – • 125,000,000 B.C. – Aritan Stage (Japanese)

• 132,000,000 B.C. – • 112,200,000 B.C. – Gallic Epoch
• 130,000,000 B.C. – • 125,000,000 B.C. – Barremian Stage (ICS)
• 127,000,000 B.C. – • 99,600,000 B.C. – Cenomanian Stage (North American)
• 125,000,000 B.C. – • 112,000,000 B.C. – Aptian Stage (ICS)

• 120,000,000 B.C. – ANOMALY: (France 1968) Metalic Nodules found in chalk bed.

• 119,000,000 B.C. – • 110,000,000 B.C. – Korangian (New Zealand)
• 112,000,000 B.C. – • 99,600,000 B.C. – Albian Stage (ICS)
• 110,000,000 B.C. – • 104,000,000 B.C. – Urutawan Stage (New Zealand)
• 104,000,000 B.C. – • 99,600,000 B.C. – Motuan Stage (New Zealand)

• 100,000,000 B.C. – • 85,000,000 B.C. – Atlantic ocean temperatues range between 107-91 degrees, CO2 ranges between 2,300 and 1,300 PPM. Ref: Ocean Was a Hot Tub in Dino Era 02/18/2006

• 100,000,000 B.C. – Afrotheria order: common ancestor for all mammals.

• 99,600,000 B.C. – • 65,500,000 B.C. – Upper/Late Cretaceous (Gulf, K2) Period
• 99,600,000 B.C. – • 93,500,000 B.C. – Cenomanian Stage (ICS)
• 96,600,000 B.C. – • 89,300,000 B.C. – Gyliakian Stage (Japanese)
• 99,600,000 B.C. – • 95,000,000 B.C. – Ngaterian Stage (New Zealand)
• 95,000,000 B.C. – • 93,000,000 B.C. – Arowhanan Stage (New Zealand)

94000000BC
• 94,000,000 B.C. – Earth Land Mass Reconstruction

• 93,000,000 B.C. – • 87,000,000 B.C. – Mangaotanean Stage (New Zealand)
• 93,500,000 B.C. – • 89,300,000 B.C. – Turonian Stage (ICS)

• 89,300,000 B.C. – • 65,500,000 B.C. – Senonian Epoch (European)
• 89,300,000 B.C. – • 77,100,000 B.C. – Urakawan Stage (Japanese)
• 89,300,000 B.C. – • 85,800,000 B.C. – Coniacian Stage (ICS)
• 87,000,000 B.C. – • 83,500,000 B.C. – Teratan Stage (New Zealand)
• 85,800,000 B.C. – • 83,500,000 B.C. – Santonian Stage (ICS)
• 83,500,000 B.C. – • 70,600,000 B.C. – Campanian Stage (ICS)
• 83,500,000 B.C. – • 77,000,000 B.C. – Valdonnian Stage (Regional)
• 77,100,000 B.C. – • 65,500,000 B.C. – Hetonian Stage (Japanese)
• 77,000,000 B.C. – • 70,600,000 B.C. – Fuvelian Stage (Regional)

• 77,000,000 B.C. – Elkhorn Mountain Volcano (EMV), Montana, U.S. (Super Volcano) Erupts
   Covered an estimated 26,000 kilometres to a depth of approximately 4 kilometres.

• 70,600,000 B.C. – 65,500,000 B.C. – Maastrichtian Stage (ICS)
• 70,600,000 B.C. – • 68,000,000 B.C. – Begudian Stage (Regional)
• 68,000,000 B.C. – • 65,500,000 B.C. – Rognacian Stage (Regional)

Compiled by PIF

  1. The Precambrian Eon: 4,567,170,000 B.C. – 2,350,000,000 B.C.
  2. The Proterozoic Eon: 2,500,000,000 B.C. – 542,000,000 B.C.
  3. The Phanerozoic Eon – Palaeozoic Era: 542,000,000 B.C. – 142,000,000 B.C.
  4. The Phanerozoic Eon – Cretaceous Era: 142,000,000 B.C. – 71,300,000 B.C.
  5. The Phanerozoic Eon – Cenozoic Era: 66,000,000 B.C. – 2,000,000 B.C.
  6. The Phanerozoic Eon – Quaternary Period: 1,806,000 B.C. – 12,000 B.C.
  7. The Phanerozoic Eon – Holocene Epoch: 11,430 B.C. – 4128 B.C.
  8. The Phanerozoic Eon – Historical Present: 4000 B.C. – 2009 A.D.
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