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  • Aegirosaurus

    Aegirosaurus leptospondylus was a species of ichthyosaur which lived in the seas around Europe during the late Jurassic Period and early Cretaceous Period, roughly 147-135 million years ago. Aegirosaurus belonged to a family of ichthyosaurs called the ophthalmosaurids (Bardet and… Read More ›

  • Adasaurus

    Adasaurus mongoliensis was a dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur (commonly referred to as a “raptor“) which lived in Mongolia during the late Cretaceous Period about 70 million years ago. Fragmentary remains were found during the 1970s, and it was officially named and… Read More ›

  • Cedrorestes

    Cedrorestes, which means “Cedar Mountain dweller”, was an ornithopod dinosaur which lived in Utah during the early Cretaceous Period. The fossils of this animal were discovered in eastern Utah in 2001. These were fragmentary remains consisting of pieces of ribs,… Read More ›

  • The Choristoderan of the Cedar Mountain Formation

    The Cedar Mountain Formation of eastern Utah contains rock layers dated to the early and middle Cretaceous Period, approximately 144-95 million years ago. Most of the fossils found here belong to medium-sized and large-sized dinosaurs, while fossils belonging to smaller… Read More ›

  • Dimorphodon

    Dimorphodon was a species of pterosaur that lived during the early Jurassic Period about 195-190 million years ago. It measured over three feet long from its nose to the end of its long tail (which may or may not have… Read More ›

  • Diplurus

    Diplurus was a 3 foot long freshwater coelacanth fish which lived in the northeastern United States during the late Triassic and early Jurassic Periods, approximately 220-190 million years ago. It is divided into three species: D. longicaudatus, D. newarki, and… Read More ›

  • Anchisaurus

    Anchisaurus was a prosauropod dinosaur whose fossils have been found in America’s northeastern states of Massachusetts and Connecticut within rocks dated to the beginning of the Jurassic Period, about 200-190 million years ago. Anchisaurus is one of the more well-known… Read More ›

  • The Great Cat Massacre

    Our story takes place on a street in Paris, France called the Rue Saint-Séverin sometime during the 1730s – nobody is sure of the exact year when these events supposedly occurred. Somewhere along this street was a print shop owned… Read More ›

  • Conchoraptor

    Conchoraptor, meaning “shell robber”, was a small bird-like dinosaur barely measuring 5 feet long. Its fossils were discovered in 1971 within the rocks of the Nemegt Formation of Mongolia, but they were believed to belong to its more well-known relative… Read More ›

  • Mierasaurus

    Mierasaurus was a turiasaurian sauropod dinosaur which lived in Utah during the early Cretaceous Period approximately 139 to 136 million years ago. Mierasaurus lived during a time when the environment of prehistoric Utah became substantially wetter and more humid than… Read More ›