When was the Jurassic Period? How long ago was the Jurassic Period? How long did the Jurassic Period last? On this page you’ll find the answers to all these questions and more…
The Cretaceous Period facts for kids and adults. Welcome to the ultimate guide to the Cretaceous Period!
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.
When was the Triassic Period? How long ago was the Triassic Period? How long did the Triassic Period last? On this page you’ll find the answers to all of these questions and more…
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!
Find out about the recently discovered dinosaur Daspletosaurus horneri. Specimens of this new tyrannosaur species have helped paleontologists understand how dinosaurs evolved, what they looked like, and also how they behaved!
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 …
Gorgosaurus was a close relation of Tyrannosaurus. Although not as big as its cousin, it was every bit as fierce! This article contains Gorgosaurus facts for kids and adults, and is part of our Dinosaur Facts Series. Let’s learn more about this mighty meat-eater …
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!
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.
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?