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of Cretaceous Reptiles Discovered in Northeastern
Iranian experts discovered remains of reptiles dating back to the
Cretaceous period in Shirvan, a city in the northeastern province of North
Khorassan, it was reported here Sunday.
As many as 10 remains, probably belonging to the Cretaceous reptiles,
were discovered in the excavations, according to the Public Relations
Department at Iran's Geology and Mineral Excavations Organization.
More detailed studies are however needed to help experts gather more
accurate information on the remains discovered in the northeastern part of
The Cretaceous period dates back to 144-65 million years ago.
It was the heyday of the dinosaurs. The period ended 65 million years
ago with the extinction of the dinosaurs and many other pre-historic life
During the period, primitive flowering plants continued to develop and
the land was covered with forests surrounded by shallow seas.
The period ended with a bang about 65 millions years ago!