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Location
 North America
 76 million years ago

Mean atmospheric O2
 150% of modern level

Mean atmospheric CO2
 6x pre-industrial level

Mean temperature
 4C above modern level

Mesozoic Earth - A Late Cretaceous Styracosaurus amidst flowers, ferns and weeping willows 76 million years ago in North America; Centrosaurinae; giant frill; horns; spikes - Natural History Illustration Geologic Time Scale

 Era: Mesozoic
  Period: Cretaceous
   Epoch: Late
    Age: Campanian

     
 

Styracosaurus and flowers

A 18-foot-long, six-foot-tall and three ton herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaur of the genus Styracosaurus samples flowers of the order Ericales amidst varieties of fern 76 million years ago in North America. Flanking the Styracosaurus are willows of the genus Salix.

 

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