Rhaetian


Rhaetian

:"See Raetians for the Alpine people of antiquity.":"See Romansh language for the Rhaetian language."The Rhaetian Stage is the final stage of the Late Triassic Period. It lasted from 203.6 ± 1.5 to 199.6 ± 0.6 million years ago. It was preceded by the Norian Stage of the Triassic Period and succeeded by the Hettangian Stage of the Jurassic Period.

Paleogeography

At this stage, Pangaea began to break-up, though the Atlantic Ocean was not yet formed.

Life

Dinosaurs

ee also

* Triassic-Jurassic extinction event


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  • Rhaetian — Rh[ae] ti*an, a & n. Rhetain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhaetian — c.1600, from L. Rhætia, ancient name of a district in the Alps and Roman province between the Rhine, Danube, and Po. Hence Rhaeto Romanic (1867), language of the Tyrol and southern Switzerland …   Etymology dictionary

  • Rhaetian — adjective or noun see Rhaetia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Rhaetian — /ree sheuhn, shee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Rhaetia. 2. Rhaeto Romanic. 3. Raetic. n. 4. Raetic. 5. Rhaeto Romanic. Also, Rhetian. [1610 20; RHAETI(A) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Rhaetian — noun a) An extinct non Romance language spoken in the ancient region of Raetia in the eastern Alps in pre Roman and Roman times. b) Rhaeto Romanic, a grouping of modern Romance languages spoken in much the same region …   Wiktionary

  • Rhaetian — n. resident or inhabitant of the area bordering between Italy and Switzerland and Austria and Switzerland …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rhaetian — rhae·tian …   English syllables

  • Rhaetian — Rhae•tian [[t]ˈri ʃən, ʃi ən[/t]] adj. 1) peo anh geg of or pertaining to Rhaetia 2) peo Rhaeto Romance • Etymology: 1610–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • Rhaetian — /ˈriʃən/ (say reeshuhn) adjective 1. of or relating to Rhaetia. 2. → Rhaeto Romanic (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • rhaetian — …   Useful english dictionary


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