The Triassic Period Facts For Kids & Adults: The Ultimate Guide to the First Period of the Mesozoic Era.

The Triassic Period: facts, geography, climate, plants and animals. The ultimate guide to the first period of the Mesozoic Era.

The Triassic Period: Introduction

The Triassic Period is a period of time in the geologic timescale; the first of the three periods of the Mesozoic Era.

Although the Triassic Period is best known for the appearance of the dinosaurs, they wouldn’t achieve dominance until the Jurassic Period. Instead, the Triassic Period was a time in which other reptile groups would thrive.

The Triassic Period saw the appearance of the huge flying reptiles known as pterosaurs, fearsome crocodile-like reptiles called pseudosuchians, and giant marine reptiles in the shape of ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs.

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Megalodon Facts For Kids & Adults: Discover The Biggest Shark That Ever Lived

megalodon facts for kids

Megalodon facts for kids & adults: pictures & in-depth information on the biggest shark ever to have lived on Earth.

The megalodon is an extinct species of shark that lived from around 15.9 to 2.6 million years ago (Mya). Not only is it the largest shark ever to have lived, but it is also quite possibly the largest fish ever to have lived.

This colossal predator reached an estimated maximum length of around 18 meters (59 ft.); that’s almost one and a half times the length of the whale shark – the world’s largest living fish.

Some scientists believe that this prehistoric giant may have grown even larger!

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Types of Dinosaurs: Discover Dinosaur Families & Groups, With Pictures & Facts

Types of dinosaurs

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’, we’re going to be looking at these larger groups of dinosaurs. For each group, you’ll find a list of example dinosaurs.

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.

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