The Dino Directory

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Dino Timeline

The first dinosaurs appeared around 225 million years ago (mya) in a time known as the Mesozoic Era. Scientists divide this era into 3 periods: the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous.

Select a section of the timeline below to see dinosaurs that lived then.

67 Early Cretaceous dinosaurs

NAME (GENUS) TAXONOMY BODY SHAPE
Acrocanthosaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Carnosauria, Allosauroidea, Carcharodontosauridae Large theropod
Afrovenator Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Spinosauroidea, Megalosauridae, Eustreptospondylinae Large theropod
Amargasaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Diplodocoidea, Dicraeosauridae Sauropod
Aragosaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda Sauropod
Archaeoceratops Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Marginocephalia, Ceratopsia, Neoceratopsia Ceratopian
Atlascopcosaurus Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Ornithopoda, Euornithopoda Euornithopod
Austrosaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria Sauropod
Baryonyx Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Spinosauroidea, Spinosauridae, Baryonychinae Large theropod
Becklespinax Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae Large theropod
Beipiaosaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Therizinosauroidea Small theropod
Caudipteryx Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Oviraptorosauria, Caudipterygidae Small theropod
Cedarpelta Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Ankylosauromorpha, Ankylosauria, Ankylosauridae Ankylosaurid
Chubutisaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria Sauropod
Confuciusornis Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Paraves, Eumaniraptoria, Avialae, Ornithurae, Avibrevicauda, Pygostylia, Confuciusornithidae Small theropod
Deinonychus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Paraves, Eumaniraptora, Dromaeosauridae Small theropod
Eotyrannus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Tyrannosauroidea Large theropod
Equijubus Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Ornithopoda, Euornithopoda, Iguanadontia, Euiguanadontia, Dryomorpha, Ankylopollexia, Iguanodontoidea Euornithopod
Erketu Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes, Titanosauria Sauropod
Fukuiraptor Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Carnosauria Small theropod
Fukuisaurus Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Ornithopoda, Euornithopoda, Iguanadontia, Euiguanadontia, Dryomorpha, Ankylopollexia, Iguanodontoidea Euornithopod
Gastonia Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Ankylosauromorpha, Ankylosauria Ankylosaurid
Giganotosaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Carnosauria, Allosauroidea, Carcharodontosauridae Large theropod
Gobisaurus Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Ankylosauromorpha, Ankylosauria, Ankylosauridae Ankylosaurid
Harpymimus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Ornithomimosauria Ornithomimosaur
Hylaeosaurus Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Ankylosauromorpha, Ankylosauria Ankylosaurid
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