On The Ground

If you’re looking for information on prehistoric life that lived on the ground then this is the section for you. We have a whole range of articles and useful facts on the dinosaurs, and other living species that lived on the ground.



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Coelophysis

The Coelophysis was a small carnivorous dinosaur whose existance dates back to the Triassic period over 228 million years ago. It owes its name to the Greek root word “Koilos” which refers to something hollow while “Physis” simply refers to a form or structure.


Ankylosaurus

The Ankylosaurus was a heavily plated, four legged herbivore which originally emerged in the Jurassic period but spread rapidly during the Cretaceous, by which time it was flourishing in the northern continents and even as far south as Australia and Antarctica.


Allosaurus

The Allosaurus a member of the Allosaurid family was first discovered during the closing years of the 19th century by Othniel Charles Marsh in 1877. It existed in the late Jurassic period and almost all of it’s fossils have been in the Morrison Formation of North America.


Stegosaurus

The Stegosaurus was considered to be the largest of the stegasaurid family and existed throughout the late Jurassic period. It’s name is derived from the Greek word ‘stegos’ meaning roof and ‘saurus’ meaning lizard, making it the ‘Roof Lizard’.


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