Late Jurassic

System/
Period
Series/
Epoch
Stage/
Age
Age (Ma)
CretaceousLower/
Early
Berriasianyounger
JurassicUpper/
Late
Tithonian~145.0152.1
Kimmeridgian152.1157.3
Oxfordian157.3163.5
MiddleCallovian163.5166.1
Bathonian166.1168.3
Bajocian168.3170.3
Aalenian170.3174.1
Lower/
Early
Toarcian174.1182.7
Pliensbachian182.7190.8
Sinemurian190.8199.3
Hettangian199.3201.3
TriassicUpper/
Late
Rhaetianolder
Subdivision of the Jurassic system
according to the ICS, as of 2017.[1]

The Late Jurassic is the third epoch of the Jurassic period, and it spans the geologic time from 163.5 ± 1.0 to 145.0 ± 0.8 million years ago (Ma), which is preserved in Upper Jurassic strata.[2]

In European lithostratigraphy, the name "Malm" indicates rocks of Late Jurassic age.[3] In the past, Malm was also used to indicate the unit of geological time, but this usage is now discouraged to make a clear distinction between lithostratigraphic and geochronologic/chronostratigraphic units.

Subdivisions

The Late Jurassic is divided into three ages, which correspond with the three (faunal) stages of Upper Jurassic rock:

  Tithonian (152.1 ± 0.9 – 145.0 ± 0.8 Ma)
  Kimmeridgian (157.3 ± 1.0 – 152.1 ± 0.9 Ma)
  Oxfordian (163.5 ± 1.0 – 157.3 ± 1.0 Ma)
Other Languages
Cymraeg: Jwrasig Hwyr
Deutsch: Oberjura
magyar: Késő jura
Nederlands: Malm
norsk nynorsk: Sein jura
Plattdüütsch: Böverjura
polski: Jura późna
Simple English: Upper Jurassic
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Gornja jura
svenska: Yngre jura
українська: Мальм
Tiếng Việt: Jura Muộn
中文: 晚侏罗世