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The Mesozoic Era (248 - 65 million years ago) Ages of the Mesozoic Era
Triassic Period
248 - 206 mya
First dinosaurs and mammals
Jurassic Period
206-144 mya
Many dinosaurs and the first birds
Cretaceous Period
144-65 mya
First flowering plants, the height of the dinosaurs. Ends in huge extinction.
Early - Middle
248-227 mya
Late
227-206 mya
Early
(Lias)

206-180 mya
Middle
(Dogger)

180-154 mya
Late
(Malm)

154-144 mya
Early
(Neocomian)

144-127 mya
Middle
(Gallic)

127-89 mya
Late
(Senonian)

89-65 mya

DINOSAURS IN THE EARLY JURASSIC PERIOD, THE LIAS EPOCH: 208-180 million years ago (mya).

Plant-eating dinosaur are in green; meat-eating dinosaurs are in red
Other animals are in black


Species, sorted by epoch within the Jurassic and modern-day continent, included the following.

Africa










Africa
  • Abrictosaurus- an ornithopod (plant-eater) from southern Africa, 208-200 mya. A Heterodontosaurid with no canine teeth, 3 feet (1 m) long.
  • Fabrosaurus - a 3 ft (1 m) long ornithischian (plant-eater), from 208-194 mya in Lesotho, South Africa.
  • Geranosaurus - a heterodontosaurid ornithischian (bipedal herbivore) with long, sharp canine teeth, from South Africa, 208-194 mya.
  • Heterodontosaurus - "different-tooth-lizard", a hetodontosaurid ornithischian (a plant-eater), 208-200 million years old. From South Africa.
  • Lanasaurus - a small ornithopod (plant-eater), from South Africa, 208-200 mya.
  • Lesothosaurus - "Lizard from Lesotho, South Africa," a 3-foot long, bipedal plant-eater. A very primitive ornithopod from the late Triassic and early Jurassic, 208-200 million years ago.
  • Lycorhinus ("wolf snout") - a small heterodontosaurid ornithischian (bipedal herbivore) with long, sharp canine teeth, from South Africa, 208-200 mya.
  • Massospondylus - a prosauropod (early, 5-fingered, lightly-built plant eater), 20 ft (6 m) long, from South Africa and Arizona, USA, 208-194 mya.
  • Plesiosaurus - A marine reptile (a plesiosaur not a dinosaur) 10-13 ft (3-4 m) long. It had a long neck, flippers, sharp teeth, and a short tail. Late Triassic to Jurassic. Europe, North Africa, and Asia.
  • Syntarsus - a lightly-built theropod (a bipedal meat-eater) 10 ft (3 m) long, from Zimbabwe, Africa and Arizona, USA, 208-194 mya.
  • Vulcanodon - a large sauropod (plant eater), 20 ft (6.5 m) long, from Zimbabwe, 208-201 mya.
Antarctica
  • Cryolophosaurus- A theropod (meat-eating dinosaur) 20 ft (6 m) long from Antarctica, 196-190 mya.
Asia










Asia
  • Bellusaurus - a 16 ft (5 m) long sauropod (long-necked plant-eater) from China, 188 mya.
  • Dachongosaurus - A poorly-known sauropodomorph (early plant-eater) from China, 208-145 mya.
  • Dianchungosaurus - A small, poorly-known heterodontosaurid (plant-eater) from China, 208-188 mya.
  • Kunmingosaurus - A large, poorly-known sauropodomorph (early plant-eater) from Yunnan Province, China, 208-170 mya.
  • Lufengosaurus - a small plateosaurid prosauropod (long-necked, samll headed, quadrupedal herbivores) with widely spaced teeth, from China, 208-200 mya.
  • Lukousaurus- A small, poorly-known theropod (bipedal meat-eater)6.5 ft (2 m) long, from China, 200-194 mya.
  • Ngxisaurus- a small, poorly-known, theropod (bipedal meat-eater) from China, 200-145 mya.
  • Oshanosaurus - A small, poorly-known heterodontosaurid (plant-eater with canine teeth) from China, 208-180 mya.
  • Plesiosaurus - A marine reptile (a plesiosaur not a dinosaur) 10-13 ft (3-4 m) long. It had a long neck, flippers, sharp teeth, and a short tail. Late Triassic to Jurassic. Europe, North Africa, and Asia.
  • Sinocoelurus- a small, poorly-known, theropod (bipedal meat-eater) from China, 208-180 mya. Known from four teeth. A doubtful genus.
  • Sinosaurus- a poorly-known, theropod (bipedal meat-eater) 8 ft (2.4 m) long, from China, 208-180 mya. A doubtful genus.
  • Tatisaurus - A small, poorly-known ornithischian (plant-eater with simple teeth) from China, 208-188 mya. A doubtful genus.
  • Yunnanosaurus - a large prosauropod (early plant-eater) from China, 208-184 mya.
  • Zizhongosaurus - a plant-eater from China, a primitive sauropod (a vulcanodontid small) 30 ft (9 m) long, 208-088 mya.
Australia
  • Rhoetosaurus - a cetiosaurid sauropod (long-necked plant-eater) 40 ft (11.5 m) long, from Queensland Australia, 181-175 mya.
Europe




Europe
  • Emausaurus - A small, thyreophoran ornithischian (armored, quadrupedal, plant-eater) from Northern Germany, 194-188 mya.
  • Lusitanosaurus - A poorly-known thyreophoran ornithischian (armored, quadrupedal, plant-eater) from Portugal, 200-194 mya.
  • Megalosaurus - a large theropod from the early Jurassic to the early Cretaceous, 181-169 million years ago. From Europe.
  • Ohmdenosaurus- An early, poorly-known sauropod (a long-necked, long-tailed plant-eater) 13 feet (4 m) long from Germany, 191 mya.
  • Plesiosaurus - A marine reptile (a plesiosaur not a dinosaur) 10-13 ft (3-4 m) long. It had a long neck, flippers, sharp teeth, and a short tail. Late Triassic to Jurassic. Europe, North Africa, and Asia.
  • Sarcosaurus- An early, poorly-known theropod (a bipedal meat-eater) 12 feet (3.5 m) long from England, 206-200 mya.
  • Scelidosaurus - A small, scelidosaurid ornithischian (armored, quadrupedal, plant-eater) from England, 208-200 mya. One of the first dinosaurs named (by Owen).
India
  • Barapasaurus- An early sauropod (a long-necked, long-tailed plant-eater) 60 feet (20 m) long from India, 208-188 mya.
  • Dandakosaurus- A large theropod (bipedal meat-eater) from Andrah Pradesh, India, 213-188 mya.
  • Kotasaurus- A large sauropod (a long-necked, long-tailed plant-eater) from India, 208-188 mya.
North America
  • Ammosaurus- a plateosaurid (a prosauropod, a plant-eater) 15 feet (4 m) long from USA, 198-187 mya.
  • Anchisaurus - a primitive prosauropod 8 feet (3 m) long from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Nova Scotia 200-188 mya.
  • Dilophosaurus - "double-crested lizard," a 20-foot long, bipedal carnivore. A primitive theropod from the late Triassic to the early Jurassic, 208-194 million years ago. From Arizona, USA.
  • Massospondylus - a prosauropod (early, 5-fingered, lightly-built plant eater), 20 ft (6 m) long, from South Africa and Arizona, USA, 208-194 mya.
  • Podokesaurus - a poorly-known, lightly-built theropod (bipedal meat-eater) 3 feet (1 m) long, from Massachusetts, USA, 200-188 mya.
  • Segisaurus - a tiny theropod (bipedal meat-eater) 3 feet (1 m) long, from Arizona, USA, 206-200 mya.
  • Scutellosaurus - an small, long-tailed ornithischian (an armor-plated plant-eater) 4 feet (1.2 m) long from Arizona, USA, 208-200 mya.
  • Syntarsus - a lightly-built theropod (a bipedal meat-eater) 10 ft (3 m) long, from Zimbabwe, Africa and Arizona, USA, 208-194 mya.
South America
  • Riojasaurus - a prosauropod from the late Triassic and early Jurassic, 225-219 million years ago. From Argentina.
  • Neobatrachus - a frog about 4 inches (10 cm) long, weighing 3 ounces (85 gm). This insect-eater had a wide head, four limbs with five digits each and long back legs.



ZoomDinosaurs.com
The Mesozoic Era (248 - 65 million years ago) Ages of the Mesozoic Era
Triassic Period
248 - 206 mya
First dinosaurs and mammals
Jurassic Period
206-144 mya
Many dinosaurs and the first birds
Cretaceous Period
144-65 mya
First flowering plants, the height of the dinosaurs. Ends in huge extinction.
Early - Middle
248-227 mya
Late
227-206 mya
Early
(Lias)

206-180 mya
Middle
(Dogger)

180-154 mya
Late
(Malm)

154-144 mya
Early
(Neocomian)

144-127 mya
Middle
(Gallic)

127-89 mya
Late
(Senonian)

89-65 mya



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