List of Prehistoric Beasts

Want to quickly refer to some information about a particular prehistoric creature?  On this page we will keep a record of every "Prehistoric Animal of the Week" organized by type. Perfect for school reports.  Each article is about one kind of animal and includes where and when it lived, what it ate, how big it was, a photograph of its bones, and a scientifically accurate painting of what it may have looked like when alive.  Just click a name and enjoy!


Dinosaurs

Theropods- Obligatory bipedal relatives of modern birds. 
Acheroraptor
Acrocanthosaurus
Allosaurus
Anchiornis 
Anzu
Argentavis
Balaur
Baryonyx
Byronosaurus  
Carnotaurus
Ceratosaurus
Changyuraptor
Citipati 
Coelophysis
Concavenator
Confuciusornis
Cryolophosaurus
Dakotaraptor 
Deinocheirus 
Deinonychus
Dryptosaurus
Eosinopteryx
Eotyrannus 
Gigantoraptor 
Gojirasaurus
Guanlong
Liliensternus
Lythronax 
Masiakosaurus
Megalosaurus
Megaraptor
Nanuqsaurus
Oviraptor
Saurophaganax 
Siats
Spinosaurus 
Struthiomimus
Tarbosaurus
Teratophoneus
Therizinosaurus
Titanis
Torvosaurus
Troodon
Tyrannosaurus
Velociraptor
Yutyrannus 

Sauropodomorphs- Long-necked, long-tailed, small-headed plant eaters. 
Amargasaurus 
Apatosaurus
Barosaurus 
Brontosaurus
Camarasaurus
Dreadnoughtus
Giraffatitan
Massospondylus
Mussaurus  
Nigersaurus
Patagotitan 
Plateosaurus
Qijianglong
Saltasaurus 

Baso-Ornithiscians- small, early plant eaters.  Likely ancestors to Thyrophorans, Heterodontosaurs, Ornithopods and Marginocephathelians.
Eocursor

Thyreophorans- Beaked, bone-armored, plant eaters.  
Ankylosaurus
Euoplocephalus
Europelta
Gargoyleosaurus
Kentrosaurus
Stegosaurus 
 
Heterodontosaurs- Beaked, possible omnivores with large canine-like teeth.
Heterodontosaurus

Ornithopods- Beaked, mostly facultative bipedal plant eaters
Anatotitan
Corythosaurus
Hadrosaurus
Hypsilophodon
Iguanodon 
Lurdusaurus
Maiasaura
Mantellisaurus
Parasaurolophus
Probrachylophosaurus
Rhinorex
Tenontosaurus
Tsintaosaurus 
Velafrons
Zalmoxes


Marginocephalians- Beaked plant eaters with bony ridges skulls.
Pachycephalosaurs- Bipedal and thick-skulled
Acrotholus
Dracorex
Pachycephalosaurus
Prenocephale
Sphaerotholus
Stygimoloch
Ceratopsians- Horns, and frills, and curved beaks
Aquilops
Chasmosaurus
Coahuilaceratops
Diabloceratops
Gryphoceratops
Machairoceratops
Medusaceratops
Mercuriceratops
Mojoceratops
Mosaiceratops
Nasutoceratops
Pachyrhinosaurus
Pentaceratops
Protoceratops
Styracosaurus
Triceratops
Vagaceratops
Yinlong

Pterosaurs- Flying Reptiles
Aerodactylus
Banguela
Caviramus
Darwinopterus
Dawndraco
Dimorphodon
Ornithocheirus
Pterodactylus  
Quetzalcoatlus

Pseudosuchians- Crocodilians and close relatives.
Carnufex
Dakosaurus
Desmatosuchus
Kaprosuchus
Postosuchus
Shuvosaurus
Typothorax

Ichthyosaurs
Ichthyosaurus
Platypterygius
Shonisaurus
Stenopterygius

Plesiosaurs
Liopleurodon
Plesiosaurus

Squamates- Lizards and Snakes
Palaeosaniwa
Platecarpus
Tylosaurus

Synapsids - including mammals
Bulbasaurus
Giant Bison
Castoroides
Dimetrodon
Glyptodon
Gorgonops
Livyatan 
Megaloceros 
Neochoerus
Obdurodon
Pampaphoneus
Paraceratherium
Procoptodon
Pygmy Tapir
Smilodon 

Amphibians
Chunerpeton
Eryops
Triadobatrachus
Metoposaurus

Fish
Belonostomus
Carcharocles
Cladoselache
Edestus 
megalodon 
Orthacanthus
Scapanorhyncus 

Invertebrates
 Aquilonifer
Geisonoceras
Opabinia

 

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