Dinosaurs of the Jurassic period of the Mesozoic Era

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Jurassic Period



The Jurassic period was the middle of the three periods into which we divide the Mesozoic Era (the previous period being the Triassic period, and the next period being the Cretaceous period), and occured between 213 million and 144 million years ago.

During the entire Jurassic period, dinosaurs were the dominant land animals, and many of the more familiar types of dinosaurs appeared including Allosaurus, Apatosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Ceratosaurus, Diplodocus, Kentrosaurus and Stegosaurus. Additionally, the first birds (which are widely believed to have evolved from dinosaurs) appear during the Jurassic. The dominant plants during the Jurassic period were conifers, cycads, and ferns.

The World in the Jurassic
Here is a map of the world in the mid-Jurassic (about 200 million years ago). Prior to this time, all the world's continents had been combined into one super-continent known as Pangaea. During the Jurassic, Pangaea began to break-up into two smaller super-continents: Laurasia (combining North America, Europe, and Asia), and Gondwanaland (combining South America, Africa, India, Australia and Antarctica). The sea between Africa and Asia was known as the Tethys Sea.

The Jurassic world was warmer than that of today, although perhaps not quite as warm as it had been previously, during the Triassic Period. As in the Triassic, there seems to have been no glaciation or ice caps at the poles.


Jurassic Dinosaurs



Here are some of the types of dinosaurs that lived during the Jurassic period:

Timeline:

 
Abrictosaurus was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 199 to 196 million years ago
Abrictosaurus 
Abrictosaurus was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 199 to 196 million years ago
Allosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 154 to 135 million years ago
Allosaurus 
Allosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 154 to 135 million years ago
Anchiornis was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 160 to 155 million years ago
Anchiornis 
Anchiornis was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 160 to 155 million years ago
Apatosaurus (Brontosaurus) was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 157 to 146 million years ago
Apatosaurus
(Brontosaurus)
Apatosaurus (Brontosaurus) was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 157 to 146 million years ago
 
Brachiosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 156 to 140 million years ago
Brachiosaurus 
Brachiosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 156 to 140 million years ago
Camarasaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 155 to 145 million years ago
Camarasaurus 
Camarasaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 155 to 145 million years ago
Camptosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 155 to 145 million years ago
Camptosaurus 
Camptosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 155 to 145 million years ago
Ceratosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 156 to 145 million years ago
Ceratosaurus 
Ceratosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 156 to 145 million years ago
 
Cetiosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 181 to 169 million years ago
Cetiosaurus 
Cetiosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 181 to 169 million years ago
Coelurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 153 to 150 million years ago
Coelurus 
Coelurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 153 to 150 million years ago
Compsognathus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 155 to 145 million years ago
Compsognathus 
Compsognathus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 155 to 145 million years ago
Cryolophosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 196 to 1960 million years ago
Cryolophosaurus 
Cryolophosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 196 to 1960 million years ago
 
Dilophosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 200 to 190 million years ago
Dilophosaurus 
Dilophosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 200 to 190 million years ago
Diplodocus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 155 to 145 million years ago
Diplodocus 
Diplodocus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 155 to 145 million years ago
Epidexipteryx was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 168 to 152 million years ago
Epidexipteryx 
Epidexipteryx was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 168 to 152 million years ago
Gigantspinosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 160 million years ago
Gigantspinosaurus 
Gigantspinosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 160 million years ago
 
Giraffatitan was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 154 to 142 million years ago
Giraffatitan 
Giraffatitan was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 154 to 142 million years ago
Guanlong was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 160 million years ago
Guanlong 
Guanlong was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 160 million years ago
Heterodontosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 205 million years ago
Heterodontosaurus 
Heterodontosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 205 million years ago
Kentrosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 156 to 150 million years ago
Kentrosaurus 
Kentrosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 156 to 150 million years ago
 
Lesothosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 199 to 189 million years ago
Lesothosaurus 
Lesothosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 199 to 189 million years ago
Mamenchisaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 156 to 145 million years ago
Mamenchisaurus 
Mamenchisaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 156 to 145 million years ago
Massospondylus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 208 to 204 million years ago
Massospondylus 
Massospondylus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 208 to 204 million years ago
Megalosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 181 to 169 million years ago
Megalosaurus 
Megalosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 181 to 169 million years ago
 
Scutellosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 200 to 196 million years ago
Scutellosaurus 
Scutellosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 200 to 196 million years ago
Seismosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 155 to 145 million years ago
Seismosaurus 
Seismosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 155 to 145 million years ago
Stegosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 155 to 144 million years ago
Stegosaurus 
Stegosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 155 to 144 million years ago
Supersaurus (Ultrasauros) was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 154 to 142 million years ago
Supersaurus
(Ultrasauros)
Supersaurus (Ultrasauros) was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 154 to 142 million years ago
 
Torvosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 144 million years ago
Torvosaurus 
Torvosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 144 million years ago
Tuojiangosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 155 million years ago
Tuojiangosaurus 
Tuojiangosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 155 million years ago
Yangchuanosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 166 to 140 million years ago
Yangchuanosaurus 
Yangchuanosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 166 to 140 million years ago
 
 


   
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