The Tithonian is the final stage of the
Late JurassicEpoch. It spans the time between 150.8 ± 4 Ma and 145.5 ± 4 Ma (million years ago). It is followed by the Berriasianstage of the Early CretaceousEpoch.
The name is unusual in geological stage names because it is derived from
Greek mythology. Tithonuswas the son of Laomedonof Troy. He fell in love with Eos, the Greek goddess of dawnand finds his place in the stratigraphybecause this stage, the Tithonian, finds itself hand in hand with the dawn of the Cretaceous.
* [http://www.stratigraphy.org/geowhen/stages/Tithonian.html GeoWhen Database - Tithonian]
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