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System Series Stage Age (Ma)
Cretaceous Early Berriasian younger
Jurassic Late Tithonian 145.0–152.1
Kimmeridgian 152.1–157.3
Oxfordian 157.3–163.5
Middle Callovian 163.5–166.1
Bathonian 166.1–168.3
Bajocian 168.3–170.3
Aalenian 170.3–174.1
Early Toarcian 174.1–182.7
Pliensbachian 182.7–190.8
Sinemurian 190.8–199.3
Hettangian 199.3–201.3
Triassic Late Rhaetian older
Subdivision of the Jurassic system
according to the IUGS, as of July 2012.

The Late Jurassic is the third epoch of the Jurassic period, and it spans the geologic time from 161.2 ± 4.0 to 145.5 ± 4.0 million years ago (Ma), which is preserved in Upper Jurassic strata.[1] In European lithostratigraphy, the name "Malm" indicates rocks of Late Jurassic age. In the past, this name was also used to indicate the unit of geological time, but this usage is now discouraged to make a clear distinction between lithostratigraphic and geochronologic/chronostratigraphic units.

Subdivisions[edit]

The Late Jurassic is divided into three ages, which correspond with the three (faunal) stages of Upper Jurassic rock:

  Tithonian (150.8 ± 4.0 – 145.5 ± 4.0 Ma)
  Kimmeridgian (155.7 ± 4.0 – 150.8 ± 4.0 Ma)
  Oxfordian (161.2 ± 4.0 – 155.7 ± 4.0 Ma)

Paleogeography[edit]

During the Late Jurassic epoch, Pangaea broke up into two supercontinents, Laurasia to the north, and Gondwana to the south. The result of this break-up was the spawning of the Atlantic Ocean. However, at this time, the Atlantic Ocean was relatively narrow.

Life forms of the epoch[edit]

This epoch is well known for many famous types of dinosaurs, such as the sauropods, the theropods, the thyreophorans, and the ornithopods. Other animals, such as crocodiles and the first birds, appeared in the Jurassic. Listed here are only a few of the many Jurassic animals:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Owen 1987.
Jurassic Period
Lower/Early Jurassic Middle Jurassic Upper/Late Jurassic
Hettangian | Sinemurian
Pliensbachian | Toarcian
Aalenian | Bajocian
Bathonian | Callovian
Oxfordian | Kimmeridgian
Tithonian

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41 news items

The Star

The Star
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:18:45 -0700

Well-known species include brachiosaurus, diplodocus, and brontosaurus. Sauropods appeared in the late Triassic period and by the late Jurassic period 150 million years ago, were widespread. Fossilised remains have been found on every continent.

Sci-News.com

Sci-News.com
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:39:45 -0700

“The Daohugou Biota gives us a look at a rarely glimpsed side of the Middle to Late Jurassic – not a parade of galumphing giants, but an assemblage of quirky little creatures like feathered dinosaurs, pterosaurs with 'advanced' heads on 'primitive ...

in-Dorset - Dorset on your desktop

in-Dorset - Dorset on your desktop
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:43:45 -0700

These dinosaurs lived in Dorset in the late Jurassic period around 166 million years ago and grew up to 9m long. Although no one can know exactly what they looked like, as a whole skeleton has never been found, you can get a pretty good idea from the ...
 
Polygon
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 06:30:00 -0700

Dark Wing rests on a smooth slab of what appears to be sandstone; the form of the Late Jurassic species Rhamphorhynchus muensteri is unmistakable among the jumble of delicate bones, needle-like teeth and even the bat-like membrane of the wings.

UPI.com

Rigzone
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 07:15:27 -0700

The 16/3-8S well encountered an oil-filled reservoir containing 43 feet of late Jurassic Draupne sandstone with what Lundin described as "excellent reservoir quality" and a "very high net-to-gross ratio". A production test flowed at a rate of 4,900 ...

National Geographic

National Geographic
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:45:00 -0700

While the bones of the famous herbivore are Late Jurassic in age – roundabout 150 million years old – the tracks were left behind by another dinosaur that tromped around the shores of Early Cretaceous Texas in the neighborhood of 110 million years ago.

National Geographic

National Geographic
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 06:03:19 -0700

Scaphognathus was a pterosaur with a 3-foot (1-meter) wingspan that lived during the late Jurassic, about 150 million years ago. PHOTOGRAPH BY CRAIG CHESEK, AMNH. Brian Switek. for National Geographic. Published April 5, 2014. Pterosaurs were the ...
 
HNN Huntingtonnews.net
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:15:00 -0700

He is credited with the discovery of a new plesiosaur, Tatenectes laramiensis, a type of marine animal that lived during the late Jurassic age when large dinosaurs, including apatosaurus, stegosaurus and allosaurus, roamed the Earth. O'Keefe made the ...
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