DINOSAURS – PICTURES AND FACTS

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Stethacanthus

Quick Stethacanthus Facts: - Lived during the Late Devonian to the Early Carboniferous Period - Swam in oceans all over the world - Name means "chest spike" - May have been a scavenger - May have been a Piscivore

Edestus

Quick Edestus Facts: - Lived during the Late Carboniferous Period - Swam in oceans all over the world - Was about the size of a great white shark - Weighed as much as a rhino - Was a Piscivore

Helicoprion

Quick Helicoprion Facts: - Lived during the Early Miocene to the Late Pliocene Periods - Swam in oceans all over the world - Was almost half the length of a semi-trailer - Weighed as much as a horse - May have lived off of a diet of squids

Megalodon

Quick Megalodon Facts: - Lived during the Early Miocene to the Late Pliocene Periods - Swam in oceans all over the world - Its fossilized teeth were mistaken for dragon tongues - 3 times longer than a killer whale - Weighs half as much as a blue whale - Lived on a diet of dolphins, giant sea turtles and whales

Hybodus

Quick Hybodus Facts: - Lived during the Late Permian Period to the Late Cretaceous Period - Swam in oceans all over the world - Ate fish and other marine animals - Was about as long as a human male is tall - Weighed as much as a human male

Cretoxyrhina

Quick Cretoxyrhina Facts: - Lived during the Middle to Late Cretaceous Period - Swam in oceans all over the world - Ate fish and other marine animals - Was longer than a great white shark - Weighed as much as a great white shark

Acanthostega

Quick Acanthostega Facts: - Lived during the Late Devonian Period - Lived in the rivers and swamps of the northern hemisphere - Was as long as 2 rulers - Weighed as much as a cat - Probably lived off a diet of fish

Ichthyostega

Quick Ichthyostega Facts: - Lived during the Late Devonian Period - Lived in the shallow oceans of the northern hemisphere - Had lungs and gills - Was about 5 feet long - Weighed approximately 50 pounds

Tiktaalik

Quick Tiktaalik Facts: - Lived during the Late Devonian Period - Lived in the shallow oceans of the northern hemisphere - Was as long as an oar fish - Was half the weight of an octopus - Had both lungs and gills

Coelacanth

Quick Coelacanth Facts: - Is considered a "living fossil" - Has remained pretty much the same for 400 million years - Can live up to 60 years - Lives around Indonesia and Africa - About as long as a king-sized mattress - Weighs twice as much as an octopus

Xiphactinus

Quick Xiphactinus Facts: - Lived during the Late Cretaceous Period - Lived in the waters around what is now North America, Western Europe and Australia - Was a predatory bony fish - Was over 3 times the length of a full size bed - Weighed as much as a grand piano

Dunkleosteus

Quick Dunkleosteus Facts: - Lived during the Late Devonian Period. - Lived in oceans worldwide - Was a predatory fish - Was longer than a London bus - Weighed as more than a killer whale

Pikaia

Quick Pikaia Facts: - Lived during the Early Cambrian Period - Lived in the waters around North America - Was the first true chordate - The length of 3 aspirins placed end to end - Weighed as much as a CD (compact disc)

Leedsichthys

Quick Leedsichthys Facts: - Lived during the Middle Jurassic Period - Lived in oceans all over the world - Was a filter-feeder - May have been as long as a bowling lane - Could have weighed as little as a hippo - Could have weighed as much as a 6 elephants - Lived on a diet of plankton

Archaeopteryx

Quick Archaeopteryx Facts: - Lived during the Late Jurassic Period - Lived in what is now Europe - Was about the size of a crow - Most likely had black feathers - Had hollow bones like a bird - Had teeth like like a dinosaur - Was a carnivore

Dodo Bird

Quick Dodo Bird Facts: - Lived on the island of Mauritius - Was as tall as a yard stick - Weighed as much as a Dachshund - Went extinct in 1681 - Couldn't fly - Evolved from lost pigeons

Passenger Pigeon

Quick Passenger Pigeon Facts: - Lived all over North America - Were 3 to 5 billion living Passenger Pigeons at one point in time - Nests contained 1 egg at a time - Went extinct in 1914 - Was the origin of the term "stool pigeon" - Could fly as fast as a gazelle could run

Argentavis

Quick Argentavis Facts: - Lived in what is now South America - Lived during the Late Miocene Period - Weighed as much as an adult human male - Had a wingspan as wide as a small plane - May have flown by gliding like a hang-glider - May have been a scavenger

Terror Bird

Quick Terror Bird Facts: - Lived in what is now South America - Lived during the Middle Miocene Period - Weighed as much as a panda bear - Could run faster than a horse - Couldn't fly - Was carnivorous

Elephant Bird

Quick Elephant Bird Facts: - Went extinct during the 18th century - Lived in Madagascar - Was half the height of a giraffe - Weighed more than a horse - Probably had a diet of fruit - Was the biggest bird of all time

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