Megalosaurus was a large meat-eating dinosaur of the middle Jurassic period. This article contains Megalosaurus facts for kids and adults, and is part of our Dinosaur Facts Series. Let’s learn more about this fearsome dino … Continue reading
Troodon may have been small, but it was a fast-moving and intelligent dinosaur. This page contains Troodon facts for kids and adults: let’s learn more about this late Cretaceous theropod! Continue reading
On this page we’re going to look at the different types of dinosaurs. Dinosaurs came in many different shapes and sizes. To make it easier to understand how dinosaurs lived and evolved, scientists place dinosaurs into various groups – just as they do with all other types of animal.
Rather than looking at individual species or genera, such as ‘Tyrannosaurus Rex’ or ‘Iguanodon’, here we’re going to be looking at these ‘groups’ of dinosaurs. For each group, you’ll find a list of example dinosaurs.
If you want to see a list of dinosaurs rather than learning about types of dinosaur, then check out this page: List of Dinosaurs with Pictures and Information.
In this article we’ve included some of the main ‘large’ groups of dinosaur, such as Theropods and Ornithischians, and we’ve also listed some famous dinosaur families, such as the fearsome Tyrannosauridae and the herbivorous Hadrosauridae.
A list of prehistoric animals that are not dinosaurs. Not every amazing prehistoric creature was a dinosaur! This list contains some of the world’s most awesome – and strangest – prehistoric animals, many of which were early relatives of familiar modern-day animals.
Are you brave enough to meet the Titanoboa? Continue reading
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.
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