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

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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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Iguanodon Facts & Information For Kids & Adults

Iguanodon Facts For Kids

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.

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List Of Animals That Lived With Dinosaurs

animals that lived with dinosaurs

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.

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