The Cretaceous

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Cretaceous period marks the end of the age of dinosaurs and small Dinosaurs.Big lived in the vast forests of cycads, conifers and ferns. There were large marine reptiles in the oceans and large flying reptiles in the air.

Some things have occurred in the Cretaceous period, which were important for life on earth. One was the development of flowering plants. At the end of the day, there was much we know today, such as magnolias and water lilies.

The number of different insects increased during this period as well. The beginnings of many modern insects at that time: the ants, grasshoppers, butterflies, aphids and termites among them.

At the end of the Cretaceous period, there was an extinction of many large species, including dinosaurs. Birds, small reptiles and mammals, many marine animals and plants survived.

Scientists believe that a giant meteor hit the Earth, causing massive destruction, tsunamis, acid rain, and huge clouds of dust that blocks the sun's rays reach the earth in the light and heat. Dinosaurs were among the many species that have disappeared. After the mass extinction, there was a slow recovery and the evolution of new species.

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