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.

31 Late Triassic dinosaurs

Africa
COUNTRY NAME (GENUS) BODY SHAPE
Morocco Azendohsaurus Sauropod
Lesotho Euskelosaurus Sauropod
South Africa Euskelosaurus Sauropod
Zimbabwe Euskelosaurus Sauropod
South Africa Lycorhinus Euornithopod
Melanorosaurus Sauropod
Syntarsus Small theropod
Zimbabwe Syntarsus Small theropod
Europe
COUNTRY NAME (GENUS) BODY SHAPE
England Avalonia Sauropod
United Kingdom Avalonia Sauropod
Germany Liliensternus Small theropod
France Liliensternus Small theropod
Germany Plateosaurus Sauropod
France Plateosaurus Sauropod
Switzerland Plateosaurus Sauropod
Germany Procompsognathus Large theropod
Scotland Saltopus Small theropod
United Kingdom Saltopus Small theropod
England Thecodontosaurus Sauropod
United Kingdom Thecodontosaurus Sauropod
North America
COUNTRY NAME (GENUS) BODY SHAPE
USA Chindesaurus Small theropod
Coelophysis Small theropod
Syntarsus Small theropod
South America
COUNTRY NAME (GENUS) BODY SHAPE
Argentina Coloradisaurus Sauropod
Eoraptor Small theropod
Brazil Guaibasaurus Small theropod
Argentina Herrerasaurus Small theropod
Mussaurus Sauropod
Pisanosaurus Euornithopod
Riojasaurus Sauropod
Brazil Staurikosaurus Large theropod