How and why did dinosaurs become extinct? Around 66 million years ago, something happened that caused 75% of all living species – including the dinosaurs – to become extinct. The reign of the dinosaurs – which had lasted for over 160 million years – came to a sudden, and possibly violent end.
In this article we seek to find out what happened all those years ago. How did a group of animals as successful as the dinosaurs perish so suddenly? Why did the dinosaurs become extinct, yet the mammals and other animals survive?
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Archaeopteryx is famous for being the ‘first bird’. In fact, another name for Archaeopteryx is ‘Urvogel’, which is German for ‘first bird’. However, despite having feathers and wings, this late Cretaceous animal still retains very un-birdlike characteristics, such as teeth and a bony tail. It is a true ‘transitional’ animal. This article contains Archaeopteryx facts and information, and is part of our Dinosaur Facts series. Continue reading
Carnotaurus facts, information and pictures for kids, students and adults. On this page, we’re going to meet Carnotaurus, a large South American meat-eating dinosaur … with horns. Continue reading
In this article, we ask ‘When were dinosaurs alive?’ and explore the different periods of the Mesozoic Era.
Ankylosaurus was a heavily armored, plant-eating dinosaur of the late Cretaceous period. This article contains Ankylosaurus facts for kids and adults, and is part of our Dinosaur Facts Series. Let’s learn more about this distinctive dino … Continue reading
How long were dinosaurs on earth? On this page we’ll find out how long the ‘age of the dinosaurs’ lasted. We’ll find out when the first dinosaurs appeared, and when dinosaurs went extinct.
We’ll also take a look at the geological time periods in which dinosaurs inhabited Earth. These are periods of time based on layers of rock. They include the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
At the end of the page, you’ll find a list of amazing facts about how long dinosaurs were on Earth and the immense timespans involved. Continue reading
Abelisaurus was a meat-eating dinosaur of the late Cretaceous period. This page contains Abelisaurus facts, pictures and information for kids, students and adults, and is part of our Dinosaur Facts series.
Albertosaurus isn’t as famous as its close relative Tyrannosaurus, but this large meat-eater was just as fierce! This page contains Albertosaurus facts, pictures and information for kids, students and adults, and is part of our Dinosaur Facts series. Continue reading
How long ago did dinosaurs live? On this page you’ll find out when dinosaurs lived and how long they’ve been extinct.
We’ll also talk a little about the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, and the Mesozoic era: the ‘Age of the Dinosaurs’. Continue reading
When were dinosaurs discovered? In this article we’ll find out when the first dinosaur discoveries were made. We’ll also learn about the first dinosaur hunters. Continue reading