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The Mesozoic Era (248 - 65 million years ago) Ages of the Mesozoic Era
Triassic Period
248 - 206 mya
First dinosaurs and mammals
Jurassic Period
206-144 mya
Many dinosaurs and the first birds
Cretaceous Period
144-65 mya
First flowering plants, the height of the dinosaurs. Ends in huge extinction.
Early - Middle
248-227 mya
Late
227-206 mya
Early
(Lias)

206-180 mya
Middle
(Dogger)

180-154 mya
Late
(Malm)

154-144 mya
Early
(Neocomian)

144-127 mya
Middle
(Gallic)

127-89 mya
Late
(Senonian)

89-65 mya

DINOSAURS FROM THE EARLY CRETACEOUS PERIOD: 144-127 million years ago (mya).

Plant-eating dinosaur are in green; meat-eating dinosaurs are in red
Other animals are in black
Africa
  • Afrovenator - a Cretaceous theropod, 27 feet (8 m) long, from about 130 million years ago.
  • Algoasaurus- a sauropod (long-necked plant eater) 30 feet (9 m) long from South Africa, 145-135 mya.
  • Astrodon- a brachiosaurid sauropod (a long-necked plant-eater) 30 feet (9-10 m) long from Maryland, USA, and west Africa, 130-120 mya.
  • Brachiosaurus - Late Jurassic to early Cretaceous (150-130 mya)- up to 83 feet long (25 m), weighing close to 89 tons. Its neck was half its length. From western US and east Africa.
  • Inosaurus - a theropod (meat-eater), 7 ft (2 m) long, from Nigeria, early Cretaceous.
  • Kangnasaurus - an ornithopod (plant-eater), 7 ft (2 m) long, from South Africa, 145-97.5 mya.
  • Malawisaurus - a titanosaurid sauropod, roughly 35 ft (10.5 m) long, from Malawi, 140-100 mya.
  • Nqwebasaurus - a coelurosaurid theropod from S. Africa.
Asia






Asia
  • Asiatosaurus- a huge plant-eater (a long-necked sauropod) from China and Mongolia, from the early Cretaceous.
  • Caudipteryx zoui- a small, bird-like, non-flying, late Jurassic - early Cretaceous theropod with feathers, including a generous tail fan of long feathers- from China, 136-120 million years ago.
  • Iguanodon - an ornithischian (plant-eater) with a thumb spike (an iguanodontid) 135-125 million years old. From England, Asia, western US.
  • Kagasaurus - a large theropod (bipedal meat-eater), from Japan, 135-100 mya.
  • Katsuyamasaurus - a large theropod (bipedal meat-eater), from Japan, 145-97.5 mya.
  • Kitadanisaurus - a small theropod (bipedal meat-eater), from Japan, 144-97.5 mya.
  • Mongolosaurus - a poorly-known sauropod (a large, long-necked plant-eater) from South Korea, 144-97.5 mya.
  • Monkonosaurus - a poorly-known stegosaurid (a plant-eater with thin plates) 17 ft (5 m) long, from Tibet, 150-138 mya.
  • Protarchaeopteryx robusta- a small, bird-like, non-flying, late Jurassic - early Cretaceous theropod with feathers- from China, 136-120 million years ago.
  • Psittacosaurus - the most primitive ceratopsian (beaked, horned plant-eater) 6.5 ft (2 m) long, from Mongolia, China and Thailand, 150-138 mya.
  • Raptorex - a small theropod (bipedal meat-eater), from northeastern China, 130 mya.
  • Sauroplites -an ankylosaur (armored, tank-like plant-eater) from Mongolia, China, 145 to 97.5 mya. A doubtful genus.
  • Ultrasaurus - a poorly-known sauropod (a large, long-necked plant-eater) from South Korea, 145-113 mya. (NOT THE SAME AS ULTRASAUROS)
  • Wakinosaurus - a theropod (bipedal meat-eater) from Japan, 144-135 mya. Known from a very incomplete fossil.
  • Wuerhosaurus - a stegosaurid (plated plant-eater) 25-37 ft (7-8 m) long, from China, 138-125 mya.
  • Yangchuanosaurus - Late Jurassic to early Cretaceous, 163-145 million years ago - a carnosaur 33 feet (10 m) long. From China.
Australia
Europe







EUROPE
  • Aepisaurus- a sauropod 55 feet (17 m) long, from France 133 mya.
  • Altispinax- a theropod (meat-eater) 30 feet (9 m) long from Belgium, England, and Germany, 125-119 mya.
  • Aragosaurus- a camarasaurid (a sauropod) 60 feet (18 m) long from Spain, 130-120 mya.
  • Chondrosteosaurus- a large camarasaurid sauropod (a plant-eater with a box-like head) long from England, 131-119 mya.
  • Compsognathus - A chicken-sized theropod (bipedal meat-eater) from Europe, 145-140 mya.
  • Craterosaurus- a poorly-known stegosaurid (a plated plant-eater with a small head), from England, 138-125 mya.
  • Crusafontia - and early mammal 4 inches (10 cm) long. Known only from a few teeth found in Portugal. This plant-eater probably looked like a tiny squirrel.
  • Hylaeosaurus - an early ankylosaurid (armored plant-eater) from England, 135-119 mya.
  • Iguanodon - an ornithopod (plant-eater) 33 ft (10 m) long. From England, Asia, western US, 135-110 million years ago. It was the second dinosaur ever described.
  • Losillasaurus - a huge diplodocid sauropod from Spain
  • Macrurosaurus- a large titanosaurid sauropod (a plant-eater with some armor)40 ft (12 m) long, from England, 138-95 mya.
  • Oplosaurus- a large brachiosaurid sauropod (a long-necked, long-tailed plant-eater with long front legs) long from the Isle of Wight, England, 138-125 mya. Pelorosaurus
  • Pelorosaurus - a sauropod (long-necked, long-tailed plant-eater) 80 ft ( 24 m) long, from England and Portugal, 138-112 mya.
  • Stenopelix - a marginocephalian ornithischian (beaked, bipedal plant-eater) 5 ft ( 1.5 m) long, from Germany, 144-138 mya.
  • Valdosaurus - a medium-sized dryosaurid (plant-eater) from England and Romania, 144-113 mya.
  • Wyleyia - a poorly-known theropod (perhaps) from England, 129-119 mya.
  • Yaverlandia - a pachycephalosaur (thick-skulled, bipedal plant-eater) from England, 125-119 mya.
North America
  • Astrodon - a sauropod (a long-necked plant-eater) 33 ft (10 m) long, from Maryland, USA, and Niger, Africa, 130-120 mya.
  • Brachiosaurus - Late Jurassic to early Cretaceous (150-130 mya)- up to 83 feet long (25 m), weighing close to 89 tons. Its neck was half its length. From western US and east Africa.
  • Cedarosaurus - Early Cretaceous - sauropod from Utah, USA.
  • Dryosaurus - Late Jurassic to early Cretaceous - a speedy herbivore up to 10 feet (3 m) long. 156-145 million years ago. From western US and east Africa.
  • Hoplitosaurus - a nodosaurid ankylosaur (an armored plant-eater) from South Dakota, USA, 135-119 mya.
  • Iguanodon - 135-125 million years old. From England, Europe, Asia, western US.
  • Planicoxa - an iguanodontid from eastern Utah
  • Pleurocoelus - a brachiosaurid sauropod (a long-necked, plant-eater) 30 ft (8.8 m) long, from Maryland and Texas, USA, 131-119 mya.
  • Utahraptor - A 20 ft (6.5 m) long theropod (bipedal meat-eater) from Utah, USA, 125 mya.
  • Venenosaurus - a titanosaurid sauropod (huge, long-necked, plant-eater) from Utah
South America
  • Amargasaurus- a sail-backed diplodocid 33 feet (10 m) long from Argentina, 131-125 mya.
  • Andesaurus- a titanosaurid (a long-necked sauropod, a plant-eater) 60 feet (18 m) long from Argentina, 113-91 mya.
  • Chubutisaurus- a large brachiosaurid (a long-necked sauropod whose hind legs were longer than the front legs, a plant-eater) from Argentina, 113-97 mya.
  • Irritator- a spinosaurid (a theropod, a bipedal meat-eater) from Brazil.



ZoomDinosaurs.com
The Mesozoic Era (248 - 65 million years ago) Ages of the Mesozoic Era
Triassic Period
248 - 206 mya
First dinosaurs and mammals
Jurassic Period
206-144 mya
Many dinosaurs and the first birds
Cretaceous Period
144-65 mya
First flowering plants, the height of the dinosaurs. Ends in huge extinction.
Early - Middle
248-227 mya
Late
227-206 mya
Early
(Lias)

206-180 mya
Middle
(Dogger)

180-154 mya
Late
(Malm)

154-144 mya
Early
(Neocomian)

144-127 mya
Middle
(Gallic)

127-89 mya
Late
(Senonian)

89-65 mya



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