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Cretaceous The youngest of three periods of the Mesozoic, during which rocks of the Cretaceous System were deposited, the Cretaceous ranges from 144 million years (Ma) ago until 66.4 Ma and is divided into the Early and Late Epochs and 12 ages. The name derives from the Latin creta, "chalk," in reference to the chalky terrain of England of this age.
Pangaea was dispersing during the Cretaceous, and the volume of ridges plus apparently the rate
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