The Campanian is a stage on the geologic time scale occurring from 83.5 ± 0.7 Ma to 70.6 ± 0.6 Ma (million years ago).

It is the middle stage of the Late Cretaceous Epoch.

It is named after the French village of Champagne in the departement Charente-Maritime.

Animals that lived in the Campanian include:

Vertebrate Fauna


Cartilaginous Fish




ee also

* List of fossil sites "(with link directory)"

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