Dinosaurs of the Cretaceous period of the Mesozoic Era

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Cretaceous Period



The Cretaceous period was the final of the three periods into which we divide the Mesozoic Era (the previous periods being the Triassic period, and the Jurassic period), and occured between 144 million and 65 million years ago.

Many well-known types of dinosaurs lived during the Cretaceous, including Ankylosaurus, Iguanodon, Pachycephalosaurus, Protoceratops, Spinosaurus, Styracosaurus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Velociraptor. It was also during the Cretaceous period that the first flowering plants ("angiosperms") began to appear, including, for example, beech, fig and magnolia.

At the end of the Cretaceous period (known as the K-T boundary), dinosaurs, and and a variety of other animals all suddenly became extinct. There have been many theories proposed for why this mass extinction occured.

The World in the late Cretaceous
Here is a map of the world in the late Cretaceous period. You will notice that the continents have begun to move towards their present positions (movements which continued into the subsequent Tertiary era), with the Atlantic Ocean opening up between Europe and North America, and India continuing its long journey Northwards.

The Cretaceous world was cooler than it had been in the previous Triassic and Jurassic. periods, but still warmer than that of today. At higher latitudes snowfalls became common, although the climate generally remained warm even at such latitudes - glaciation was restricted only to alpine regions in high latitudes. Meanwhile, tropical parts of the globe were much wetter than they had been previously.


Cretaceous Dinosaurs



Here are some of the types of dinosaurs that lived during the Cretaceous period:

Timeline:

 
Achelousaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 83 to 74 million years ago
Achelousaurus 
Achelousaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 83 to 74 million years ago
Acrocanthosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 125 to 100 million years ago
Acrocanthosaurus 
Acrocanthosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 125 to 100 million years ago
Adasaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 74 to 65 million years ago
Adasaurus 
Adasaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 74 to 65 million years ago
Afrovenator was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 136 to 125 million years ago
Afrovenator 
Afrovenator was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 136 to 125 million years ago
 
Agujaceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 83 to 70 million years ago
Agujaceratops 
Agujaceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 83 to 70 million years ago
Alamosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 70 to 65 million years ago
Alamosaurus 
Alamosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 70 to 65 million years ago
Albertosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 76 to 74 million years ago
Albertosaurus 
Albertosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 76 to 74 million years ago
Alectrosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 83 to 74 million years ago
Alectrosaurus 
Alectrosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 83 to 74 million years ago
 
Alioramus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 70 million years ago
Alioramus 
Alioramus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 70 million years ago
Allosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 154 to 135 million years ago
Allosaurus 
Allosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 154 to 135 million years ago
Altirhinus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 120 to 100 million years ago
Altirhinus 
Altirhinus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 120 to 100 million years ago
Alxasaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 112 to 100 million years ago
Alxasaurus 
Alxasaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 112 to 100 million years ago
 
Ampelosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 71 to 65 million years ago
Ampelosaurus 
Ampelosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 71 to 65 million years ago
Anchiceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 78 to 70 million years ago
Anchiceratops 
Anchiceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 78 to 70 million years ago
Animantarx was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 106 to 97 million years ago
Animantarx 
Animantarx was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 106 to 97 million years ago
Ankylosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 74 to 65 million years ago
Ankylosaurus 
Ankylosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 74 to 65 million years ago
 
Argentinosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 100 million years ago
Argentinosaurus 
Argentinosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 100 million years ago
Aucasaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 81 to 74 million years ago
Aucasaurus 
Aucasaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 81 to 74 million years ago
Avaceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 80 to 75 million years ago
Avaceratops 
Avaceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 80 to 75 million years ago
Avimimus was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived about 70 million years ago
Avimimus 
Avimimus was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived about 70 million years ago
 
Bactrosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 70 million years ago
Bactrosaurus 
Bactrosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 70 million years ago
Bambiraptor was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 75 million years ago
Bambiraptor 
Bambiraptor was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 75 million years ago
Baryonyx was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 125 million years ago
Baryonyx 
Baryonyx was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 125 million years ago
Brachiosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 156 to 140 million years ago
Brachiosaurus 
Brachiosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 156 to 140 million years ago
 
Buitreraptor was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 90 million years ago
Buitreraptor 
Buitreraptor was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 90 million years ago
Carcharodontosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 98 to 93 million years ago
Carcharodontosaurus 
Carcharodontosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 98 to 93 million years ago
Carnotaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 70 million years ago
Carnotaurus 
Carnotaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 70 million years ago
Caudipteryx was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived about 125 million years ago
Caudipteryx 
Caudipteryx was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived about 125 million years ago
 
Centrosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 75 to 70 million years ago
Centrosaurus 
Centrosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 75 to 70 million years ago
Chasmosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 76 to 70 million years ago
Chasmosaurus 
Chasmosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 76 to 70 million years ago
Chirostenotes was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived about 80 million years ago
Chirostenotes 
Chirostenotes was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived about 80 million years ago
Corythosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 80 to 65 million years ago
Corythosaurus 
Corythosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 80 to 65 million years ago
 
Deinonychus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 115 million years ago
Deinonychus 
Deinonychus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 115 million years ago
Diabloceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 85 million years ago
Diabloceratops 
Diabloceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 85 million years ago
Dilong was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 130 million years ago
Dilong 
Dilong was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 130 million years ago
Dromaeosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 76 to 72 million years ago
Dromaeosaurus 
Dromaeosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 76 to 72 million years ago
 
Dromiceiomimus was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 80 to 65 million years ago
Dromiceiomimus 
Dromiceiomimus was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 80 to 65 million years ago
Echinodon was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 140 million years ago
Echinodon 
Echinodon was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 140 million years ago
Edmontonia was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 76 to 74 million years ago
Edmontonia 
Edmontonia was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 76 to 74 million years ago
Edmontosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 73 to 65 million years ago
Edmontosaurus 
Edmontosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 73 to 65 million years ago
 
Eotriceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 68 million years ago
Eotriceratops 
Eotriceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 68 million years ago
Eotyrannus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 125 to 120 million years ago
Eotyrannus 
Eotyrannus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 125 to 120 million years ago
Euoplocephalus (Scolosaurus) was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 70 to 65 million years ago
Euoplocephalus
(Scolosaurus)
Euoplocephalus (Scolosaurus) was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 70 to 65 million years ago
Gallimimus was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 75 to 70 million years ago
Gallimimus 
Gallimimus was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 75 to 70 million years ago
 
Gastonia was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 125 million years ago
Gastonia 
Gastonia was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 125 million years ago
Giganotosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 93 to 89 million years ago
Giganotosaurus 
Giganotosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 93 to 89 million years ago
Giraffatitan was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 154 to 142 million years ago
Giraffatitan 
Giraffatitan was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 154 to 142 million years ago
Gorgosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 76 to 68 million years ago
Gorgosaurus 
Gorgosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 76 to 68 million years ago
 
Hadrosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 80 to 75 million years ago
Hadrosaurus 
Hadrosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 80 to 75 million years ago
Hypsilophodon was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 125 to 120 million years ago
Hypsilophodon 
Hypsilophodon was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 125 to 120 million years ago
Iguanodon was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 135 to 125 million years ago
Iguanodon 
Iguanodon was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 135 to 125 million years ago
Kritosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 73 million years ago
Kritosaurus 
Kritosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 73 million years ago
 
Lambeosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 83 to 65 million years ago
Lambeosaurus 
Lambeosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 83 to 65 million years ago
Magyarosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 71 to 65 million years ago
Magyarosaurus 
Magyarosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 71 to 65 million years ago
Majungasaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 70 to 65 million years ago
Majungasaurus 
Majungasaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 70 to 65 million years ago
Maiasaura was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 80 to 65 million years ago
Maiasaura 
Maiasaura was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 80 to 65 million years ago
 
Microraptor was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 120 million years ago
Microraptor 
Microraptor was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 120 million years ago
Minmi was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 119 to 113 million years ago
Minmi 
Minmi was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 119 to 113 million years ago
Monoclonius was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 76 to 73 million years ago
Monoclonius 
Monoclonius was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 76 to 73 million years ago
Muttaburrasaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 100 to 98 million years ago
Muttaburrasaurus 
Muttaburrasaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 100 to 98 million years ago
 
Nanyangosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 112 to 100 million years ago
Nanyangosaurus 
Nanyangosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 112 to 100 million years ago
Nemegtosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 72 to 68 million years ago
Nemegtosaurus 
Nemegtosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 72 to 68 million years ago
Nigersaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 119 to 99 million years ago
Nigersaurus 
Nigersaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 119 to 99 million years ago
Nipponosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 89 to 84 million years ago
Nipponosaurus 
Nipponosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 89 to 84 million years ago
 
Nodosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 110 to 100 million years ago
Nodosaurus 
Nodosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 110 to 100 million years ago
Nomingia was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 70 to 65 million years ago
Nomingia 
Nomingia was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 70 to 65 million years ago
Ornithomimus was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 76 to 65 million years ago
Ornithomimus 
Ornithomimus was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 76 to 65 million years ago
Oviraptor was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived about 75 million years ago
Oviraptor 
Oviraptor was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived about 75 million years ago
 
Ouranosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 115 to 100 million years ago
Ouranosaurus 
Ouranosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 115 to 100 million years ago
Pachycephalosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 76 to 65 million years ago
Pachycephalosaurus 
Pachycephalosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 76 to 65 million years ago
Pachyrhinosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 72 to 68 million years ago
Pachyrhinosaurus 
Pachyrhinosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 72 to 68 million years ago
Panoplosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 76 to 71 million years ago
Panoplosaurus 
Panoplosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 76 to 71 million years ago
 
Paralititan was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 99 to 94 million years ago
Paralititan 
Paralititan was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 99 to 94 million years ago
Parasaurolophus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 76 to 74 million years ago
Parasaurolophus 
Parasaurolophus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 76 to 74 million years ago
Pelecanimimus was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 135 to 125 million years ago
Pelecanimimus 
Pelecanimimus was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 135 to 125 million years ago
Pentaceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 75 to 73 million years ago
Pentaceratops 
Pentaceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 75 to 73 million years ago
 
Pinacosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 80 to 75 million years ago
Pinacosaurus 
Pinacosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 80 to 75 million years ago
Prenocephale was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 83 to 65 million years ago
Prenocephale 
Prenocephale was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 83 to 65 million years ago
Protarchaeopteryx was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived about 125 million years ago
Protarchaeopteryx 
Protarchaeopteryx was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived about 125 million years ago
Protoceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 85 to 80 million years ago
Protoceratops 
Protoceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 85 to 80 million years ago
 
Psittacosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 120 to 100 million years ago
Psittacosaurus 
Psittacosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 120 to 100 million years ago
Rajasaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 70 to 65 million years ago
Rajasaurus 
Rajasaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 70 to 65 million years ago
Rugops was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 95 million years ago
Rugops 
Rugops was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 95 million years ago
Saichania was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 80 million years ago
Saichania 
Saichania was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 80 million years ago
 
Saltasaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 75 to 65 million years ago
Saltasaurus 
Saltasaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 75 to 65 million years ago
Saurolophus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 74 to 70 million years ago
Saurolophus 
Saurolophus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 74 to 70 million years ago
Scipionyx was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 113 million years ago
Scipionyx 
Scipionyx was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 113 million years ago
Sinornithoides was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 120 to 100 million years ago
Sinornithoides 
Sinornithoides was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 120 to 100 million years ago
 
Sinosauropteryx was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 125 to 122 million years ago
Sinosauropteryx 
Sinosauropteryx was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 125 to 122 million years ago
Sinovenator was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 130 to 125 million years ago
Sinovenator 
Sinovenator was an omnivore (ate meat and plants) that lived from 130 to 125 million years ago
Spinosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 95 to 70 million years ago
Spinosaurus 
Spinosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 95 to 70 million years ago
Stegoceras was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 83 to 65 million years ago
Stegoceras 
Stegoceras was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 83 to 65 million years ago
 
Stegosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 155 to 144 million years ago
Stegosaurus 
Stegosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 155 to 144 million years ago
Struthiomimus was a dinosaur that lived from 76 to 74 million years ago
Struthiomimus 
Struthiomimus was a dinosaur that lived from 76 to 74 million years ago
Styracosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 76 to 70 million years ago
Styracosaurus 
Styracosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 76 to 70 million years ago
Suchomimus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 120 to 110 million years ago
Suchomimus 
Suchomimus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 120 to 110 million years ago
 
Supersaurus (Ultrasauros) was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 154 to 142 million years ago
Supersaurus
(Ultrasauros)
Supersaurus (Ultrasauros) was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 154 to 142 million years ago
Talarurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 98 to 88 million years ago
Talarurus 
Talarurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 98 to 88 million years ago
Tarbosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 68 to 65 million years ago
Tarbosaurus 
Tarbosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 68 to 65 million years ago
Tarchia was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 70 million years ago
Tarchia 
Tarchia was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 70 million years ago
 
Torosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 70 to 65 million years ago
Torosaurus 
Torosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 70 to 65 million years ago
Torvosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 144 million years ago
Torvosaurus 
Torvosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 144 million years ago
Trachodon was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 77 to 73 million years ago
Trachodon 
Trachodon was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 77 to 73 million years ago
Triceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 72 to 65 million years ago
Triceratops 
Triceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 72 to 65 million years ago
 
Troodon was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 74 to 65 million years ago
Troodon 
Troodon was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 74 to 65 million years ago
Tyrannosaurus rex was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 67 to 65 million years ago
Tyrannosaurus rex 
Tyrannosaurus rex was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 67 to 65 million years ago
Ultrasaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 110 to 100 million years ago
Ultrasaurus 
Ultrasaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 110 to 100 million years ago
Utahraptor was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 132 to 119 million years ago
Utahraptor 
Utahraptor was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 132 to 119 million years ago
 
Velociraptor was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 84 to 80 million years ago
Velociraptor 
Velociraptor was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 84 to 80 million years ago
Xiongguanlong was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 125 to 100 million years ago
Xiongguanlong 
Xiongguanlong was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 125 to 100 million years ago
Yangchuanosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 166 to 140 million years ago
Yangchuanosaurus 
Yangchuanosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 166 to 140 million years ago
Zalmoxes was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 69 million years ago
Zalmoxes 
Zalmoxes was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 69 million years ago
 
Zuniceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 93 to 89 million years ago
Zuniceratops 
Zuniceratops was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 93 to 89 million years ago
 
 


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Books about the Cretaceous Period


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Cretaceous
By Tadd Galusha

Oni Press
Released: 2019-03-26
Paperback (160 pages)

Cretaceous
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Cretaceous is the research-based, action-packed and heart-wrenching account of a young T-Rex who is separated from its parents and must navigate the dangerous world around it.

When a Tyrannosaurus Rex is separated from its family unit, it embarks on a harrowing journey to reunite with them before the raw, real dangers of the Cretaceous Era separate them for good. This heart-wrenching story takes to the skies and dives into the sea—and explores everywhere in between—in this research-based, fictional account written and illustrated by Tadd Galusha (TMNT/Ghostbusters 2).
The Early Cretaceous Volume 2: Notes, Drawings, and Observations from Prehistory (Ancient Earth Journal)
By Juan Carlos Alonso

Walter Foster Jr. _ Quarto Library
Released: 2017-08-01
Library Binding (48 pages)

The Early Cretaceous Volume 2: Notes, Drawings, and Observations from Prehistory (Ancient Earth Journal)
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What it would be like to see a living, breathing dinosaur? The Early Cretaceous brings readers closer to prehistoric life than ever before. By combining the latest paleontological findings with highly detailed, intimate drawings of wildlife from the Early Cretaceous, readers will look into the eyes of some of the most fascinating creatures to ever inhabit the earth. Written and illustrated in the style of a naturalist's notebook, the viewer will be given a first-hand account of what it is like to stand alongside everything from the first birds to flying dinosaurs to some of the largest creatures ever to walk the earth.

Cretaceous Dawn
By Lisa M. Graziano

Graziano, L. M./ Graziano, M. S. A.
Paperback (304 pages)

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A long-extinct beetle appears in a physics lab. Four-and-a-half people and a dog are hurled 65 million years through time, to the Age of the Dinosaurs, and paleontologist Julian Whitney and his companions have only one chance for rescue. Meanwhile in the lab, police chief Sharon Earles must solve the mystery of why half a body remains where five people had just been. Physicists try to determine what went wrong but can they fix the vault in time to retrieve the missing people—and do they want to?
Cretaceous Sea
By Will Hubbell

Ace
Released: 2002-10-29
Mass Market Paperback (352 pages)

Cretaceous Sea
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A time-warp machine offering the ultimate travel experience is ready to take off to the Cretaceous Period when dinosaurs ruled the earth.

Now paleontologist Rick Clements and a select group of tourists have arrived-unfortunately, just in time to witness the meteor that once laid waste to earth 65,000,000 years ago.
Growing Up in the Cretaceous: Scipionyx (Dinosaurs)
By Marco Signore

Brand: Abbeville Kids
Hardcover (64 pages)

Growing Up in the Cretaceous: Scipionyx (Dinosaurs)
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The fourth volume in a series of six comic-book adventures that bring the dinosaurs back to life.

Growing Up in the Cretaceous, the fourth title in Abbeville's Dinosaurs series, begins with the hatching of the eggs in a family of Scipionyx, small carnivores living in the early Cretaceous period, 113 million years ago, in what is now Italy. The story follows one of the hatchlings as, with the help of his parents, he learns to survive amidst larger dinosaurs, like the duck-billed hadrosaurs and the fish-eating Baryonyx. The essays following the comic investigate the behavior of dinosaurs.

In Abbeville's Dinosaurs series, a talented artist and a noted paleontologist have teamed up to re-create the vanished world of the dinosaurs in comic-book form. Each volume in the series tells the action-packed yet scientifically accurate story of a different dinosaur living in its particular time and place. At the back of each volume, meanwhile, are several short essays, abundantly illustrated with original drawings and photographs of fossils, that explain more about the creatures and settings encountered in the comic.

Osteology of Deinonychus antirrhopus, an Unusual Theropod from the Lower Cretaceous of Montana: 50th Anniversary Edition
By John H. Ostrom

The Yale Peabody Museum
Paperback (196 pages)

Osteology of Deinonychus antirrhopus, an Unusual Theropod from the Lower Cretaceous of Montana: 50th Anniversary Edition
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John H. Ostrom’s expeditions to the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming and Montana in the 1960s resulted in discoveries and research that would change long-held concepts in paleontology. This fiftieth-anniversary edition of his now well-known description of the type specimen of Deinonychus antirrhopus revisits the work that redefined theropod dinosaurs as the intelligent, agile, and gregarious ancestors of modern birds and led in the late twentieth century to a renaissance in the study of dinosaurs and the evolution of flight.
Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic History of North American Vegetation: North of Mexico
By Alan Graham

Oxford University Press
Hardcover (370 pages)

Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic History of North American Vegetation: North of Mexico
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This book is a unique and integrated account of the history of North American vegetation and paleoenvironments over the past 70 million years. It includes discussions of the modern plant communities, causal factors for environmental change, biotic response, and methodologies. The history reveals a North American vegetation that is vast, immensely complex, and dynamic.
Cretaceous Life (Prehistoric World Books)
By Dougal Dixon

Brand: Barron's Educational Series
Paperback (32 pages)

Cretaceous Life (Prehistoric World Books)
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The great and final age of huge dinosaurs saw such creatures as Tyrannosaurus Rex, the flying Pterodactyl, the horny Triceratops, and many others.

Prehistoric World Books combine dramatic, scientifically accurate color illustrations with a wealth of factual details based on archaeological findings to give young readers a vivid picture of the exotic succession of animals that inhabited the Earth in the prehistoric era. Dating back to perhaps 300 million years ago, with the earliest-known life forms, the six titles in this series carry the history of animal life forward to man-like creatures such as homo erectus, and finally to prehistoric homo sapiens, or human beings like ourselves, whose origins date back an estimated 200,000 years. Individual species are presented on two-page spreads that show large illustrations of the animal when it was alive, photos of reconstructed fossil skeletons, and a list of descriptive factual details. These books are great sources for elementary school class projects, or simply for fun reading.
Perspectives on the Eastern Margin of the Cretaceous Western Interior Basin (SPECIAL PAPER (GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA))
By George W. Shurr

Geological Society of Amer
Paperback (264 pages)

Perspectives on the Eastern Margin of the Cretaceous Western Interior Basin (SPECIAL PAPER (GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA))
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Cretaceous Western Interior Basin
At the Top of the Grand Staircase: The Late Cretaceous of Southern Utah (Life of the Past)
Indiana University Press
Released: 2013-10-09
Hardcover (656 pages)

At the Top of the Grand Staircase: The Late Cretaceous of Southern Utah (Life of the Past)
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The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah is the location of one of the best-known terrestrial records for the late Cretaceous. A major effort in the new century has documented over 2,000 new vertebrate fossil sites, provided new radiometric dates, and identified five new genera of ceratopsids, two new species of hadrosaur, a probable new genus of hypsilophodontid, new pachycephalosaurs and ankylosaurs, several kinds of theropods (including a new genus of oviraptor and a new tyrannosaur), plus the most complete specimen of a Late Cretaceous therizinosaur ever collected from North America, and much more. At the Top of the Grand Staircase: The Late Cretaceous of Southern Utah documents this major stepping stone toward a synthesis of the ecology and evolution of the Late Cretaceous ecosystems of western North America.



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