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Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California$
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Richard Hilton

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520233157

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520233157.001.0001

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Geologic History

Geologic History

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(p.8) (p.9) 1 Geologic History
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Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California
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Richard P. Hilton

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520233157.003.0002

This chapter provides a history of the tectonic processes in Mesozoic California and discusses the marine depositional setting in which Mesozoic reptiles were fossilized. It covers the three periods of the Mesozoic—the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous—in some detail to provide a grounding for the animal life of this critical geologic era.

Keywords:   tectonic processes, Mesozoic California, depositional settings, Mesozoic reptiles, Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous

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