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)

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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).
Mesozoic Fossils II: The Cretaceous Period
By Bruce L. Stinchcomb

Brand: Schiffer Publishing
Paperback (176 pages)

Mesozoic Fossils II: The Cretaceous Period
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Over 500 photos and engaging text reveal the fossils of the Cretaceous Period, the last period of the Mesozoic Era, the "Age of Reptiles," dating from 120 to 67 million years ago. Included are typical Mesozoic fossils, such as the ammonites, belemnites, and other collectible fossil mollusks characteristic of the Cretaceous, a variety of plants, well-preserved arthropods such as crabs and insects, turtles, crocodiles, and dinosaurs. Fossils recovered range from the Early Cretaceous to the Upper Cretaceous III, ending at the KT boundary representing the events that swept dinosaurs off the face of the planet. Each fossil displayed is carefully identified, along with the region from which it was recovered. The book aids fossil collectors and all who are intrigued about the fascinating artifacts of this early age.
Utahraptor and Other Dinosaurs and Reptiles from the Lower Cretaceous (Dinosaurs!: Set 2)
By David West

Gareth Stevens Pub Learning library
Paperback (32 pages)

Utahraptor and Other Dinosaurs and Reptiles from the Lower Cretaceous (Dinosaurs!: Set 2)
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Describes the major plant and meat-eating dinosaurs of the Lower Cretaceous period on each of the land masses that existed at that time.
The Complete Book of Dinosaurs: The ultimate reference to 355 dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, including more than 900 illustrations, maps, timelines and photographs
By Dougal Dixon

Southwater
Paperback (264 pages)

The Complete Book of Dinosaurs: The ultimate reference to 355 dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, including more than 900 illustrations, maps, timelines and photographs
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The ultimate identification guide for dinosaur enthusiasts, featuring more than 355 creatures, written by an acknowledged expert. Fascinating anatomical drawings demonstrate their skeletal make up, and the habitats in which they lived are depicted. The main section of the book is an encyclopedia of dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, arranged according to type. Each entry contains a description of the creature's key identifying features, evolutionary adaptations and details of the fossil evidence.

Collector's Guide to Texas Cretaceous Echinoids
By William Morgan

Schiffer
Paperback (160 pages)

Collector s Guide to Texas Cretaceous Echinoids
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Texas is known worldwide as a rich resource for the intricate Cretaceous-age echinoids widely sought by professional and amateur paleontologists. With much of the scientific literature on Texas Cretaceous echinoids decades old, here is an updated and detailed guide for identifying this rich fossil fauna. After a brief description of the climatic events that led to the formation of these marine deposits, readers are introduced to the terminology needed to understand the morphology and biology of echinoids. More than 350 high-quality color photographs and detailed descriptions provide a visual guide to identifying, usually to the species level, most of the Cretaceous echinoids found in Texas. The information will be of interest to nature lovers, new and advanced collectors, and students of invertebrate paleontology looking for in-depth, updated insights into the morphology, classification, and identification of these striking fossils.
Time Spike: The Mysterious Mesa
By Garrett W. Vance

Eric Flint's Ring of Fire Press
Paperback (251 pages)

Time Spike: The Mysterious Mesa
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The time-twisting Assiti Shards are the distressing consequences of a highly advanced and completely insane alien race's idea of art. One of the shards has struck in southern Illinois region, thrusting peoples from different historical eras into the middle of one of the most dangerous periods ever known: The Cretaceous! Lost in a nightmare world, a conquistador from the year 1541 finds a U.S. Cavalry Scout from 1838 hanging helplessly from a snare. The Spaniard frees him, an act of mercy leading to an uneasy alliance. After battling a 'dragon' we know as the Tyrannosaurus Rex, they find themselves in the shadows of the Cyclopean pyramids of Cahokia, the greatest city of the forgotten Mississippian civilization. The Rattlesnake Priests prepare a grisly celebration for their reptilian god, but thanks to the intervention of the Raven Priestess, they escape the city with a pair of Pre-Mound tribesmen who invite the castaways from the future to join them in their beleaguered village. They find the villagers trying to defend themselves from the giant creatures roaming this primeval land. Thankfully, a new hope can be seen across the vast, dry flats of the Drained Sea—a mysterious mesa rising more than a thousand feet into the sky, another bizarre result of the unnatural disaster Could this be a haven? To find out, the four newfound friends set out on a journey that will prove to be more dangerous than anything they have faced yet!
Ancient Earth Journal: The Early Cretaceous: Notes, drawings, and observations from prehistory
By Juan Carlos Alonso

Walter Foster Jr
Hardcover (112 pages)

Ancient Earth Journal: The Early Cretaceous: Notes, drawings, and observations from prehistory
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A 2016 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 (National Science Teachers Association-Children's Book Council

The Early Cretaceous brings readers closer to prehistoric life than ever before.

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. Through detailed illustrations and descriptive narrative, readers will discover how some dinosaurs survived polar blizzards, while others were able to pump blood five stories high to reach their brains. While many books on prehistoric life lump dinosaurs into the general timeline of the Mesozoic Period, no book currently dissects plant and animal life during one specific period. This allows the book to explore wildlife seldom featured in publications, many of them recent discoveries. The Early Cretaceous is backed by the research of one of paleontology's most acclaimed theorists, giving the book the most up to date scientific interpretation regarding animal behaviors, interactions, and recreations.

"The illustrations and artistic layout are exceptionally beautiful. This is a book children will cherish, keep, and remember, and adults will be delighted to add to their collection." - Sylvia Czerkas, Author and Director The Dinosaur Museum, Utah

"The illustrations are fantastic! The Nigersaurus 'grazing' is one of the nicest reconstructions of a rebbachisaurid I've ever seen." - Matthew C. Lamanna, Ph.D., Assistant Curator, Section of Vertebrate Paleontology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History

"Fantastic artwork!" - Andrew Milner, Paleontologist and Curator at St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site

"The art is amazing" - Phil Hore, National Dinosaur Museum, Australia

"I *love* it! The style reminds me of a very cool sci-fi book that I had as a kid (and still have), Dougal Dixon's After Man: A Zoology of the Future. Dixon's book is a wonderful, lavishly illustrated introduction to evolutionary principles that helped set me on the path to becoming a professional paleontologist. I suspect your book is going to be similarly inspirational to many of today's aspiring scientists." - Matthew C. Lamanna, Ph.D., Assistant Curator, Section of Vertebrate Paleontology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Time Is Irreverent
By Marty Essen

Encante Press, LLC
Paperback (244 pages)

Time Is Irreverent
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AN IRREVERENT, LIBERAL, TWISTY, TIME TRAVEL COMEDY!
 
What if you could make a change to history that would eliminate the Spanish Inquisition, American slavery, World War II, global warming, and an egomaniacal US president who thought he was smart enough to drop nuclear bombs here and there without negative consequences? What if that change also made the United States and 5 billion people poof from existence? Would you do it?
 
When alien time travel specialists, the Krichards, learn of President Handley's game of dodge the mushroom cloud, they race to Earth to investigate. For them, the question of whether it's worth it to change history is easy to answer, but they will only proceed if the human they deem best qualified to represent Earth agrees to make the change. Erasing Handley's nuclear annihilation will require a quick jump to AD 31 to correct an error in history. If the Krichards select a brilliant scientist or an elite athlete for the task, Earth may be in good hands. Instead they select Marty Mann, a mildly successful travel writer whose only superpower is not taking life too seriously. What could possibly go wrong?
 
Spanning from the Cretaceous period to 2056, Time Is Irreverent is a hilarious, thought-provoking satire, with unpredictable twists, colorful aliens, huge dinosaurs, a smokin' hot lesbian from the future, and a cameo from Jesus Christ himself!

Publisher's Warning: This book is intended for a liberal audience and features satirical content that may not be appropriate for Donald Trump supporters or those who are offended by views that challenge traditional religious beliefs. Common side effects include wide smiles, sudden laughter, and occasional snorts. Reader discretion is advised.
Fires of Life: Endothermy in Birds and Mammals
By Barry Gordon Lovegrove

Yale University Press
Released: 2019-06-25
Hardcover (384 pages)

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A groundbreaking argument on how endothermy—arguably the most important innovation in vertebrate evolution—developed in birds and mammals

This pioneering work investigates why endothermy, or “warm-bloodedness,” evolved in birds and mammals, despite its enormous energetic costs. Arguing that single-cause hypotheses to explain the origins of endothermy have stalled research since the 1970s, Barry Gordon Lovegrove advances a novel conceptual framework that considers multiple potential causes and integrates data from the southern as well as the northern hemisphere. Drawing on paleontological data; research on extant species in places like the Karoo, Namaqualand, Madagascar, and Borneo; and novel physiological models, Lovegrove builds a compelling new explanation for the evolution of endothermy. Vividly narrated and illustrated, this book stages a groundbreaking argument that should prove provocative and fascinating for specialists and lay readers alike.
Dinosaur Dictionary for Kids: The Everything Guide for Kids Who Love Dinosaurs
By Bob Korpella

Prufrock Press
Released: 2016-07-01
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Dinosaur Dictionary for Kids: The Everything Guide for Kids Who Love Dinosaurs
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Packed with hundreds of illustrated definitions about dinosaurs and the world in which they lived, Dinosaur Dictionary for Kids is certain to spark any kid's enthusiasm for the age of dinosaurs. Explore the Mesozoic era. Learn about dinosaurs that lived on land, those that swam the waters, and species that patrolled the skies. Find out about dinosaur extinction, how scientists date fossils, and what it takes to become a paleontologist. Dinosaur Dictionary for Kids will be there when it's time to write reports, delve into projects, prepare assignments, or just curl up and discover more about these amazing creatures. Sidebar topics, fun activities, and quick quizzes make learning about dinosaurs even more fun! Divided into sections for quick access to the easy-to-understand definitions and amazing full-color illustrations, Dinosaur Dictionary for Kids is a must-have for any kid's home library.


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