Discover how long ago dinosaurs were alive and how long they roamed the Earth…
Scientists often use terms such as “Mesozoic Era” and “Jurassic Period” when referring to certain times in Earth’s history.
Both the Mesozoic Era and the Jurassic Period are stages in the geologic time scale.
The geologic time scale links particular times in Earth’s history with the layers of rock in the Earth’s crust that were formed during those times.
For example, the Jurassic Period is the name given to the time in which a certain layer of rock in the Jura Mountains of Europe was being formed.
On this page you’ll find a complete explanation of the geologic time scale, including what it is, who uses it, and why it’s important…
Pterosaur facts, pictures and in-depth information.
Flying above the heads of the dinosaurs were another group of distinctive Mesozoic Era animals – the pterosaurs. These amazing prehistoric winged reptiles were the first vertebrates to fly.
On this page you’ll become a pterosaur expert as you find out about pterosaur evolution, the different types of pterosaur, and much more…
Fossil facts: what is a fossil, how fossils form, the different types of fossils, and why fossils are important.
Brontosaurus facts, pictures and in-depth information. Discover one of the most famous dinosaurs of the Jurassic Period!
Not all Cretaceous Period animals were dinosaurs! On this page is a list of interesting Cretaceous animals that weren’t dinosaurs.
Although dinosaurs are undoubtedly the best-known Jurassic animals, they weren’t the only animals alive at the time.
On this page you’ll find a selection of Jurassic animals that weren’t dinosaurs, including ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, pterosaurs and many other vertebrates and invertebrates.
Not all Triassic animals were dinosaurs! On this page you’ll find a list of animals that lived in the Triassic Period that were not dinosaurs.
Cretaceous Period dinosaurs list with pictures and facts. On this page you’ll find a list of some of the best-known dinosaurs of the Cretaceous Period, together with pictures and facts on each dinosaur.
In addition to famous dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus and Iguanodon, this list contains many less familiar species, including sauropods with huge spikes on their backs, tank-like plant-eaters armed with tail clubs, and winged gliding dinosaurs…
Jurassic dinosaurs list with pictures and facts.
On this page you’ll find a list of some of the best-known dinosaurs of the Jurassic Period, together with pictures and facts on each dinosaur.
As well as famous dinosaurs such as Stegosaurus and Diplodocus, you’ll also meet less well-known species, including dinosaurs with crests and horns, the first dinosaur to be named , and a dinosaur named after the stars of Jurassic Park…
Triassic dinosaur list, with pictures and facts.
On this page you’ll find a list of some of the best-known dinosaurs of the Triassic Period, together with pictures and facts on each dinosaur.