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.

21 Late Triassic dinosaurs

NAME (GENUS) TAXONOMY BODY SHAPE
Lycorhinus Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Heterodontosauridae Euornithopod
Pisanosaurus Dinosauria, Ornithischia Euornithopod
Procompsognathus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Ceratosauria, Coelophysoidea Large theropod
Staurikosaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Herrerasauridae Large theropod
Avalonia Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda, Anchisauria, Melanorosauridae Sauropod
Azendohsaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda Sauropod
Coloradisaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda, Plateosauria, Plateosauridae Sauropod
Euskelosaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda, Plateosauria, Plateosauridae Sauropod
Melanorosaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda, Anchisauria, Melanorosauridae Sauropod
Mussaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda, Plateosauria, Plateosauridae Sauropod
Plateosaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda, Plateosauria, Plateosauridae Sauropod
Riojasaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda, Anchisauria, Melanorosauridae Sauropod
Thecodontosaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda Sauropod
Chindesaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Herrerasauridae Small theropod
Coelophysis Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Ceratosauria, Coelophysoidea, Coelophysidae Small theropod
Eoraptor Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda Small theropod
Guaibasaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda Small theropod
Herrerasaurus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Herrerasauridae Small theropod
Liliensternus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Ceratosauria, Coelophysoidea Small theropod
Saltopus Dinosauria, Saltopus Small theropod
Syntarsus Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Ceratosauria, Coelophysoidea, Coelophysidae Small theropod
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