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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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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How and Why did Dinosaurs Become Extinct?

Why did Dinosaurs Become Extinct

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 …

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Archaeopteryx Facts, Pictures & Information

Archaeopteryx Facts for kids

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.

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How Long Were Dinosaurs On Earth? Dinosaur History & The Mesozoic Era

How Long Were Dinosaurs On Earth

How long were dinosaurs on earth? On this page we’ll find out how long the ‘age of the dinosaurs’ lasted. We’ll find out when the first dinosaurs appeared, and when dinosaurs went extinct.

We’ll also take a look at the geological time periods in which dinosaurs inhabited Earth. These are periods of time based on layers of rock. They include the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

At the end of the page, you’ll find a list of amazing facts about how long dinosaurs were on Earth and the immense timespans involved.

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