Tithonian


Tithonian

The Tithonian is the final stage of the Late Jurassic Epoch. It spans the time between 150.8 ± 4 Ma and 145.5 ± 4 Ma (million years ago). It is followed by the Berriasian stage of the Early Cretaceous Epoch.

The name is unusual in geological stage names because it is derived from Greek mythology. Tithonus was the son of Laomedon of Troy. He fell in love with Eos, the Greek goddess of dawn and finds his place in the stratigraphy because this stage, the Tithonian, finds itself hand in hand with the dawn of the Cretaceous.

Vertebrate Fauna

Ankylosaurs

Thalattosuchians

Invertebrate Fauna

Belemnites

References

* [http://www.stratigraphy.org/geowhen/stages/Tithonian.html GeoWhen Database - Tithonian]


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