What dinosaur lived in the Jurassic period?

What dinosaur lived in the Jurassic period?

Apatosaurus is a large sauropod dinosaur that lived in North America in the Late Jurassic Period. Like Allosaurus, it was discovered in the Morrison Formation by Othniel Charles Marsh. Marsh later discovered a similar dinosaur, which he named Brontosaurus (see further down the page).

What dinosaurs are still alive?

Other than birds, however, there is no scientific evidence that any dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurus, Velociraptor, Apatosaurus, Stegosaurus, or Triceratops, are still alive. These, and all other non-avian dinosaurs became extinct at least 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous Period.

Did T rex live in the Jurassic Period?

tyrannosaur, any of a group of predatory dinosaurs that lived from the late Jurassic Period (about 150 million years ago) to the end of the Cretaceous Period (about 65 million years ago), at which time they reached their greatest dominance.

What carnivore dinosaurs lived in the Jurassic Period?

Asfaltovenator lived between 174 and 168 million years ago, millions of years before more famous large carnivores of the Late Jurassic like the three-horned Ceratosaurus and the massive Torvosaurus. More importantly, Rauhut and Pol say, Asfaltovenator appears to display traits of more than one theropod lineage.

Is crocodile a dinosaur?

As far as reptiles go, crocodiles are closely related to dinosaurs. But they’re incredibly complex biological organisms that survived the meteor impact that ended the Cretaceous period roughly 66 million years ago — and did in their dinosaur relatives.

What was the biggest dinosaur in the Jurassic Period?

The largest dinosaurs of the time — in fact, the largest land animals of all time — were the gigantic sauropods, such as the famous Diplodocus (pictured at lower left), Brachiosaurus and Apatosaurus. Other herbivorous dinosaurs of the Jurassic included the plated stegosaurs.

What if dinosaurs existed today?

After all, if dinosaurs were alive today, their immune systems would probably be ill-equipped to handle our modern panoply of bacteria, fungi and viruses. The chasm is just too large to make that a likely possibility.