Cretaceous Period

The Cretaceous: References & Notes

The Cretaceous
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Boetius A, K Ravenschlag, CJ Schubert, D Rickert, F Widdel, A Gieseke, R Amann, BB Jorgensen, U Witte & O Pfannkuche (2000), A marine microbial consortium apparently mediating anaerobic oxidation of methane. Nature 407: 623-626.

Bralower, TJ, IP Silva & MJ Malone (2002), New evidence for abrupt climate change in the Cretaceous and Paleogene: An Ocean Drilling Program expedition to Shatsky Rise, northwest Pacific. GSA Today 12: 4–10.

Chumakov, NM (2003), Trends in global climate changes inferred from geological data. Strat. Geol. Corr., 12: 117 –138.

Damsté, JSS, WIC Rijpstra, EC Hopmans, FG Prahl, SG Wakeham, and S Schouten 2002), Distribution of membrane lipids of planktonic Crenarchaeota in the Arabian Sea. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 68: 2997-3002.

Kenig, F, D-JH Simons, D Crich, JP Cowen, GT Ventura, T Rehbein-Khalily, TC Brown, & KB Anderson (2003), Branched aliphatic alkanes with quaternary substituted carbon atoms in modern and ancient geologic samples. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (USA) 100: 12554–12558.

Kiessling, W & RC Baron-Szabo (2004), Extinction and recovery patterns of scleractinian corals at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary. Palaeogeog. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 214: 195– 223. 

Krell, F-K (2000), The fossil record of Mesozoic and Tertiary Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera : Polyphaga). Invert. Taxon. 14: 871–905.

Kuypers, MMM, P Blokker, J Erbacher, H Kinkel, RD Pancost, S Schouten & JSS Damsté (2001), Massive expansion of marine Archaea during a Mid-Cretaceous oceanic anoxic event. Science 293: 92-95.

Mayhew, PJ (2002), Shifts in hexapod diversification and what Haldane could have said. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 01PB0885 on line ed.)

Miller, KG, PJ Sugarman, JV Browning, MA Kominz, JC Hernández, RK Olsson, JD Wright, MD Feigenson & W Van Sickel (2003), Late Cretaceous chronology of large, rapid sea-level changes: Glacioeustasy during the greenhouse world. Geology 31: 585–588.

Mostovski, MB, AJ Ross, R Szadziewski & W Krzeminski (2003), Redescription of Simulidium priscum Westwood and Pseudosimulium humidum (Brodie) (Insecta: Diptera: Rhagionidae) from the Purbeck Limestone Group (Lower Cretaceous) of England. J. Sys. Palaeontol. 1: 59–64.

Ren, D (1998), Flower-associated Brachycera flies as fossil evidence for Jurassic angiosperm origins, Science 280: 85-88.

Schouten, S, EC Hopmans, RD Pancost & JSS Damsté (2000), Widespread occurrence of structurally diverse tetraether membrane lipids: Evidence for the ubiquitous presence of low-temperature relatives of hyperthermophiles. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (USA) 97: 14421-14426. 

Schouten, S, SG Wakeham, EC Hopmans, & JSS Damsté (2003), Biogeochemical evidence that thermophilic Archaea mediate the anaerobic oxidation of methane. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 69: 1680-1686. 

Stanley, GD (2003), The evolution of modern corals and their early history. Earth-Sci. Rev. 60: 195-225.

Stanley, SM, LA Hardie & MK Blaustein (1999), Hypercalcification: Paleontology links plate tectonics and geochemistry to sedimentology. GSA Today 9(2): 1-7.   

Wimbledon W.A.P., Castellato C.E., Rehakova D., Bulot L.G., Erba E., Gardin S., Verreussel R. M.C.H., Munsterman D.K., Hunt C.O. (2011) Fixing a basal Berriasian and jurassic/Cretaceous (J/K) boundary - is there perhaps some light at the end of the tunnel? Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia. Vol.117. no.2. P.295-307
Berriasian - Stratigraphy

Zharkov, MA, IO Murdmaa & NI Filatova (1998), Paleogeography of the Berriasian–Barremian Ages of the Early Cretaceous. Strat. Geol. Corr., 6: 47–69.


[1] The figure combines data from two separate figures in Kiessling & Baron-Szabo 2004).

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