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) Years (million years ago)
Aardonyx 200 - 190 mya
Ammosaurus 195 - 180 mya
Anchisaurus 190 - ? mya
Barapasaurus 185 - 170 mya
Cryolophosaurus 170 - ? mya
Dilophosaurus 190 - ? mya
Heterodontosaurus 205 - ? mya
Jingshanosaurus 205 - 190 mya
Kotasaurus 205 - 180 mya
Lesothosaurus 213 - 200 mya
Lophostropheus 203 - 196 mya
Lufengosaurus 200 - 195 mya
Massospondylus 208 - 204 mya
Pantydraco unknown
Sarcosaurus 202 - 195 mya
Scelidosaurus 208 - 194 mya
Scutellosaurus 205 - 202 mya
Vulcanodon 205 - 202 mya
Yimenosaurus 195 - 190 mya
Yunnanosaurus 205 - 190 mya
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