Our Australian birds list contains many of Australia’s most famous birds, together with many other notable or unusual species.
Australian Birds List: Introduction
Australia is home to many incredible and unique animals, and its birds are no exception!
Included in this list are: birds with amazing plumage, birds that can build houses, birds that will attack humans, and birds that can mimic any sound they hear!
Iguanodon was a large herbivorous dinosaur that lived in the early Cretaceous period. Early dinosaur experts believed that Iguanodon had a spike on its nose. Later discoveries have revealed that the spikes belonged on the thumbs, giving the Iguanodon a useful tool … or perhaps a fearsome weapon. This article contains Iguanodon facts for kids and adults, and is part of our Dinosaur Facts Series. Continue reading
We all know who the real ‘stars’ of the Mesozoic Era were, but there were plenty of other incredible animals that lived at the same time as dinosaurs.
On this page you’ll find a list of animals that lived with dinosaurs, with pictures and information about many different types of Mesozoic species.
We’ve tried to include not only animals you’ve probably already heard of, but also a selection of lesser-known creatures of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
Baryonyx was a predatory dinosaur that was in the same family as the giant Spinosaurus. This article contains Baryonyx facts for kids and adults, and is part of our Dinosaur Facts Series. Let’s learn more about this early Cretaceous dino … Continue reading
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.
On this page we’re going to find out what it was that brought the 160 million year ‘reign of the dinosaurs’ to a sudden end …
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