rhino-sized horned dinosaur walks along the shore of a shallow,
semi-tropical ocean, browsing leaves. Offshore, a male pterosaur
soars, scanning the wave-rippled ocean below for fish. A rat-sized,
furry mammal scurries through the lush, green underbrush. It freezes
at the wind-borne scent of a predator. This coastal wind also
stirs beautiful red, magnolia-like flowers. Their bright colour
and sweet scent attract numerous nectar-feeding insects.
all that remains of this intriguing Late Cretaceous world has
turned to rock. But to a trained eye, these Cretaceous rocks and
fossils can tell an incredible tale of life and death during this
period, 145 to 65.5 million years ago.