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.

20 Early Jurassic dinosaurs

NAME (GENUS) TAXONOMY BODY SHAPE
Aardonyx Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda, Anchisauria Sauropod
Ammosaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda, Anchisauria, Anchisauridae Sauropod
Anchisaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda, Anchisauria, Anchisauridae Sauropod
Barapasaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Cetiosauridae Sauropod
Cryolophosaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Carnosauria Large theropod
Dilophosaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Ceratosauria, Coelophysoidea Small theropod
Heterodontosaurus Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Heterodontosauridae Euornithopod
Jingshanosaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda, Plateosauria Sauropod
Kotasaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda Sauropod
Lesothosaurus Dinosauria, Ornithischia
Lophostropheus Dinosauria, Saurischia Large theropod
Lufengosaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda, Plateosauria, Plateosauridae Sauropod
Massospondylus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda, Plateosauria, Plateosauridae Sauropod
Pantydraco Dinosauria, Saurischia Euornithopod
Sarcosaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Ceratosauria Large theropod
Scelidosaurus Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Scelidosauridae Ankylosaurid
Scutellosaurus Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora Ankylosaurid
Vulcanodon Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Vulcanodontidae Sauropod
Yimenosaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda Sauropod
Yunnanosaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda, Plateosauria Sauropod
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