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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.

90 Early Cretaceous dinosaurs

Africa
COUNTRY NAME (GENUS) BODY SHAPE
Algeria Nigersaurus Sauropod
Malawi Malawisaurus Sauropod
Morocco Rebbachisaurus Sauropod
Niger Afrovenator Large theropod
Jobaria Sauropod
Lurdusaurus Euornithopod
Nigersaurus Sauropod
Ouranosaurus Euornithopod
Suchomimus Large theropod
Valdosaurus Euornithopod
Tunisia Nigersaurus Sauropod
Asia
COUNTRY NAME (GENUS) BODY SHAPE
Japan Fukuiraptor Small theropod
Fukuisaurus Euornithopod
Mongolia Erketu Sauropod
Harpymimus Ornithomimosaur
Psittacosaurus Euornithopod
Shamosaurus Ankylosaurid
Shanag
Peoples Republic of China Archaeoceratops Ceratopian
Beipiaosaurus Small theropod
Caudipteryx Small theropod
Confuciusornis Small theropod
Equijubus Euornithopod
Gobisaurus Ankylosaurid
Jinzhousaurus Euornithopod
Liaoceratops Ceratopian
Liaoxiornis Small theropod
Microraptor Small theropod
Probactrosaurus Euornithopod
Protarchaeopteryx Small theropod
Psittacosaurus Euornithopod
Sinornithosaurus Small theropod
Sinosauropteryx Small theropod
Sinvenator Small theropod
Wuerhosaurus Ankylosaurid
Russia Psittacosaurus Euornithopod
Australasia
COUNTRY NAME (GENUS) BODY SHAPE
Australia Atlascopcosaurus Euornithopod
Austrosaurus Sauropod
Leaellynasaura Euornithopod
Minmi Ankylosaurid
Muttaburrasaurus Euornithopod
Europe
COUNTRY NAME (GENUS) BODY SHAPE
Belgium Iguanodon Euornithopod
England Baryonyx Large theropod
Becklespinax Large theropod
Eotyrannus Large theropod
Hylaeosaurus Ankylosaurid
Hypsilophodon Euornithopod
Iguanodon Euornithopod
Neovenator Large theropod
Pelorosaurus Sauropod
Polacanthus Ankylosaurid
Valdosaurus Euornithopod
Germany Iguanodon Euornithopod
Stenopelix Euornithopod
Romania Valdosaurus Euornithopod
Spain Aragosaurus Sauropod
Baryonyx Large theropod
Hypsilophodon Euornithopod
Iguanodon Euornithopod
Pelicanimimus Ornithomimosaur
United Kingdom Baryonyx Large theropod
Becklespinax Large theropod
Eotyrannus Large theropod
Hylaeosaurus Ankylosaurid
Hypsilophodon Euornithopod
Iguanodon Euornithopod
Neovenator Large theropod
Pelorosaurus Sauropod
Polacanthus Ankylosaurid
Valdosaurus Euornithopod
North America
COUNTRY NAME (GENUS) BODY SHAPE
Canada Acrocanthosaurus Large theropod
Tenontosaurus Euornithopod
USA Acrocanthosaurus Large theropod
Cedarpelta Ankylosaurid
Deinonychus Small theropod
Gastonia Ankylosaurid
Iguanodon Euornithopod
Nodosaurus Ankylosaurid
Pleurocoelus Sauropod
Sauropelta Ankylosaurid
Silvisaurus Ankylosaurid
Supersaurus Sauropod
Tenontosaurus Euornithopod
Utahraptor Small theropod
Zephyrosaurus Euornithopod
South America
COUNTRY NAME (GENUS) BODY SHAPE
Argentina Amargasaurus Sauropod
Chubutisaurus Sauropod
Giganotosaurus Large theropod
Ligabuesaurus Sauropod
Brazil Irritator Large theropod