Late Cretaceous


Introduction Melvius was a prehistoric freshwater fish which lived in North America during the late Cretaceous Period 74-66 million years ago. Melvius belonged to a family called Amiidae. Today, the only surviving amiid is the Bowfin (Amia calva), which is… Read More ›


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 ›


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 ›