For those interested in dinosaurs, there is a long list of them below with the time periods when they are thought to have existed on the Earth according to conventional dating techniques (see Dating methods). This was taken from a web site (see Links for details).
However, does the existence of so many so called "Ancient" creatures that are now extinct prove Evolution to be true? For answers to this, please see Questions and answers page.
Death of dinosaurs
Dinosaurs and man
List of dinosaurs
Long life - Big size?
"Old creatures" alive today
"Old creatures" alive today - A walk around any large natural history museum will reveal details of many animals that are still alive today that have reportedly been around since the time of dinosaurs or longer according to traditional dating methods (see Dating methods). For example, many fish including sharks, crocodiles, lizards, sponges, most insects etc. (see Living fossils).
Thus, we still have many so called earlier stages of Evolution alive and well on the Earth today (see Living fossils) and the past presence of dinosaurs does not prove an earlier phase of Evolution. Animals are becoming extinct all the time. (Top of page).
Death of dinosaurs - It is possible that the numbers of dinosaurs were vastly reduced by a global flood and subsequently hunted to extinction by man. (Top of page).
Dinosaurs and man? - There are numerous stories for dinosaurs (although not referred to as dinosaurs as the word was not invented until 1841) being around with man, e.g. in the Bible, from stories from around the world (about dragons) and portrayed on some Chinese pottery. If you visit one of the links, there is a site which shows human and dinosaur footprints together (See Footprints of Dinosaurs and humans on the Paluxy River). (Top of page).
Strange creatures - We may think how strange some dinosaurs were and therefore assume they must be very primitive creatures, however, lots of creatures alive today are strange in their own way. Strangeness does not necessarily equate with an earlier stage of Evolution, except in our minds! A visit to any natural History museum will show us that the skeleton of Dinosaurs had many similarities to our own (e.g. in the general shape of many bones such as vertebrae, ribs etc.) (Top of page).
Reptiles can live a long time and keep growing - Reptiles and snakes keep growing for as long as they live, thus, if they live a very long time they can grow to a great size. There are recent examples of very large old crocodiles (Mackay, 2000). There is also evidence from fossils that years ago (pre Flood?) the conditions on Earth favored the growth of much larger plants and reptiles and animals in general. (Mackay, 2000). The Bible tells us that man lived much longer pre and shortly after the flood. If other animals including dinosaurs lived for hundreds of years and kept growing during this time, this would explain their large size. (Top of page).
Dinosaur details with traditional dates (taken from another web site see Links):-
Abelisaurus - Is a most illusive dinosaur as far as scientists are concerned. There has only been one recent discovery of the species. A skull was discovered in Argentina with some of the razor sharp teeth intact which, along with the powerful jaw indicates that Abelisaurus was a carnivore. Other than that very little is known about the dinosaur except to say that it lived in the Cretaceous Period.
Acanthopholis - Sometimes depicted as an otter on steroids, this car sized 13ft (4m) herbivore which may have looked like a giant size otter had a tough armour plated body to protect it from predators. Acanthopholis lived in the Cretaceous when there were a lot of specialized predators about so armour plating probably helped it's survival prospects. Remains have been found in Folkestone and Cambridge in England.
Albertosaurus - so named after where it was first discovered in Alberta, Canada in 1884. Albertosaurus was sort of a scaled down version of a T-Rex. This dinosaur had more teeth than a T-Rex and it is thought that it killed its prey by crushing them with it's huge jaws. Even though it was a contemporary of the T-Rex, at only 30ft (9m) it would have been no match for a T-Rex should they have ever come face to face.
Alectrosaurus - This species of dinosaur has never been discovered with any other species and so it was named Alectrosaurus which means 'unmarried reptile'. Since the species is extinct one can only speculate as to this apparent strange dying habit. It is possible though that old individuals left the family group and went to die in a special place, like Elephants do today. It could also be pure coincidence. Alectrosaurus lived during the Cretaceous Period, was a relative of the T-rex and was discovered in Mongolia.
Alioramus - Another relative of the T- rex only about half the size. It too lived at about the same time as Alectrosaurus about 70 million years ago (mya) in what is now known as Mongolia.
Allosaurus - Was a giant meat eating dinosaur that lived around 150 mya in the Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous Periods. It may have been the precursor to the T- rex. It was almost as big, around 39ft (12m) long, walked on two legs and had two small arms. Allosaurus was originally discovered in Colorado in 1869.
Altispinax - Was named after its huge spines on it's back. which resembled a series of small sails. Hence it's name which means 'high thorn'.The "sails" do not appear to have offered any real protection to the dinosaur as they were quite flimsy. However, they may have been useful in scaring off would be predators and may also have acted as an internal air-conditioning unit. Specimens of 26ft (8m) dating back to 130 mya have been found in Europe.
Ammosaurus - Means 'sand lizard'.This species is not the Grand Daddy of the dinosaurs but was certainly one of the earlier ones. It lived around 205 mya in the Jurassic Period. Remains have been found in Connecticut in the USA.
Anchiceratops - This dinosaur species displayed the usual ceratopian features; herbivore with two large horns above the eyes and a bony frilled neck. Anchiceratops was distinguished by a set of backward pointing spines on the frill. This species lived during the Cretaceous Period in North America.
Anchisaurus -A small to medium dinosaur up to 10ft (3m) in length, this agile beast was able to outrun would be predators. Anchisaurus means 'near lizard' and lived about 205 mya. It had strong claws which it may have used to defend itself, to dig for insects or to climb trees. It clearly had a large geographical range during it's time, as specimens have been found in South Africa and in north-east America.
Ankylosaurus - Was the Cretateous Periods answer to the Armadillo. Ankylosaurus means 'fused reptile' which refers to it's entire body being covered with thick armour plates. Just in case a predator was persistent Ankylosaurus had a club the size of a humans head made of bone on the end of it's tail. Needless to say this final deterrent was instrumental in the species success. The species lived in North America.
Antarctosaurus - Were criticized by their peers for often having their heads in the clouds. At 59ft (18m) tall (that's taller than most trees) these giant dinosaurs often featured prominently in prehistoric basketball teams. Antarctosaurus means 'southern dinosaur'. Remains have been found dating back to the Cretaceous (80 mya), however, as fossils have been found in South America through to India it is quite likely that the species was around before the Indian subcontinent broke away from Gondwanaland in the late Jurassic.
Apatosaurus This species suffered from 'Zachary's' disease. That is it's head looked exzachary like it's tail (haha). Apatosaurus was an extremely large saurupod that had a small head at the end of a long neck, a wide body followed by a long tail. This species lived at the end of the Jurassic Period in North America.
Aralosaurus - Named after the Aral Sea where it was first found. Aralosaurus was a duck billed dinosaur that lived during the Cretaceous in Central Asia.
Archaeornithomimus - Was another Cretaceous road runner. It's name means 'ancient bird mimic' and it was about 6ft (2m) tall and 11ft (3.5m) long. Archaeornithomimus was first discovered in Mongolia in the 1920's.
Arctosaurus Meaning 'Arctic Lizard'. This species was a small meat eating dinosaur from the Late Triassic Period approximately 200 mya. So named because it was found above the arctic circle on Cameron Island in Canada.
Aristosuchus It is thought that this species was the prehistoric equivalent of the Hyena. Even though it was a meat eater, there is evidence to suggest that it scavenged the remains of other dinosaur kills. Fossil remains dating back to the early Cretateous (120 mya) have been found on the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England.
Arrhinoceratops What's in a name? A lot so it seems. When this species was first discovered in Alberta, Canada earlier this century, it's discoverer thought that the species didn't have a nose and so named it 'no nose horned face'. Much to the discoverer's dismay the nose later turned up, but not until the name had been registered. This species had all the ceratopian features see and was about 29ft (9m) long. It is thought to have frequented marshy areas throughout the latter part of the Cretaceous.
Astrodon Like most saurupods was a large dinosaur. It grew up to 33ft (10m) long. It had a long neck, a stumpy, short legged body and a reasonably thick tail to counter balance the neck. A small brained herbivore it was first discovered in Maryland in the USA during the 1850's and has since been discovered in Texas. Astrodon means 'star tooth' so named after the shape of some of it's teeth.
Atlantosaurus - Means 'Atlas Reptile'. A very large species indeed. Up to 75ft (23m) long and about 20 ft (7m) tall. Atlantosaurus was characterized by a long neck a thick body with stubby legs and a long tail. It lived in the Late Jurassic (150 mya) in North America.
Atlascopcosaurus - Was named after the Atlas Copco Corporation that sponsored the expedition that discovered the species. This was a small species which lived in Southern Australia during the Cretaceous.
Aublysodon - A smaller relative of the T - rex lived in North America during the Cretaceous.
Avaceratops means 'horned face' and was so named because of a short horn on its face. The horn was probably used to defend itself against carnivorous predators. Avaceratops was a specialist herbivore; using its beak like mouth to break off woody stems and then chew them using teeth at the back of it's jaws. It is thought that Avaceratops was a stocky dinosaur with muscular legs that cold run from danger if need be. At only 7ft (2m) long and 3ft (1m) tall it is quite likely that they had regular workouts as they lived at the same time as the T-Rex; in the late Cretaceous Period about 100 - 65 mya. Only the remains of one Avaceratops skeleton have been found in Montana, USA and the species was named after the discoverer's wife.
Avalonia - Only one partial skeleton of this dinosaur has been found in Somerset, England. It is thought to have lived in the Late Triassic - Early Jurassic period (210 mya)
Avimimus - As the name suggests 'bird mimic' this little species may have been a forerunner of the birds. It is thought that it had short wings which may have aided it in jumping off the ground to catch flying insects. Fossil remains have been found in Mongolia dating back to the Late Cretaceous.
Azendohsaurus - Was one of the first dinosaurs to walk the earth. It lived around 230 mya in the Late Triassic Period in Morocco in North Africa.
Bactrosaurus - Was a duck billed dinosaur; a Hadrosaurs. Hadrosaurs roamed the earth during the Late Cretaceous. This particular species has been found in Mongolia. It was a herbivore that grew up to 20ft (6m) long and had rows of teeth in it's cheeks for grinding plant material.
Bagaceratops - Means 'small horned face'. Was it a ceratopian dinosaur? You bet. Why? Because it had a horn on it's face, it had a bony neck frill, a parrot like beak , walked on all four legs and ate plants. This ceratopian was a small dinosaur only about 3ft (1m) long and it lived in the Late Cretaceous about 75 mya.
Bahariasaurus Was about 26ft (8m) long, was related to T-rex and lived in North Africa about 100 mya.
Barapasaurus - Was a large sauropod about 59ft (18m) long that was discovered in India. It lived approximately 100 mya in the Cretateous Period.
Barosaurus - A Late Jurassic - Early Cretaceous (150 - 140 mya) dinosaur that looked a lot like Diplodocus. The species has been found in the US and Tanzania so it was clearly a successful species with it's distribution spanning two continents. Like most sauropods Barosaurus had an extremely long neck which has led scientists to believe that it may have had multiple hearts to pump blood to the brain which would have been difficult for a single heart when the animal was feeding from tree tops.
Barsboldia - A large Late Cretaceous duck billed dinosaur discovered in Mongolia.
Baryonyx - Means 'heavy claw'. A medium sized dinosaur up to 30ft (9m) long, it lived during the Early Cretaceous in England.
Blikanasaurus An 10ft (3m) long Triassic dinosaur species, named after the mountain it was discovered on in South Africa.
Bothriospondylus A large sauropod that lived during the Jurassic Period. It is thought to be a smaller relative of the Brachiosaurus see below.
Brachiosaurus - Was one of the largest and heaviest dinosaurs to live. It stood 40ft (12m) high and was up to 76ft (23m) long. It is thought that up to 3300 lbs (1500kg) of leaves and branches were consumed daily by these creatures in order to sustain themselves. Initially scientists thought that Brachiosaurus was an aquatic creature because of it's huge bulk and because it's nostrils were placed on the top of it's head. They believed the species would have sunk into the boggy ground had it tried to walk on it. Other evidence showing that Brachiosaurus legs were able to hold it's weight coupled with the fact that each foot had pads on the bottom to cushion it's bones from the jarring effect up to 50 tons would create, indicate that it was well adapted to walking. Brachiosaurus was more than likely a land animal that spent at least some of it's time in the water as evidenced by the position of the nostrils. Brachiosaurus lived in the Late Jurassic period (152 - 145 mya) and was a reasonably successful species as remains have been found in Tanzania, Algeria and western North America.
Brachyceratops A small ceratopian dinosaur up to 6ft (1.8m) long that lived .during the late Cretaceous. Some scientists believe that Brachyceratops is actually a Monoconius and not a new species as they are remarkably similar.
Brachylophosaurus - Means 'short crested lizard' after a small crest on the top of it's head. It was a duck billed dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous in North America.
Brontosaurus - The dinosaur that never was. Its' discover's also discovered another dinosaur which they called Apatosaurus. It turned out that both were one and the same species and that Apatosaurus was the more correct name. So whilst everyone has heard of the famous Brontosaurus it never really existed at all. Apatosaurus was a Late Jurassic sauropod that was about 66ft (20m) in length.
Callovosaurus A small 11ft (3.5m) herbivore that lived during the Cretaceous period
Camarasaurus A large herbivorous sauropod up to 59ft (18m) long, this dinosaur lived during the Early Cretaceous.
Camptosaurus - Was probably a pretty sedate herbivore that spent most of it's life eating and sleeping until it finally died of boredom. Camptosaurus means 'bent lizard' which refers to it's curved thigh bones. This anatomical feature allowed it to run swiftly to avoid becoming someone's next meal. This species lived in the Late Jurassic - Early Cretaceous Periods about 155 - 140 mya. It stood up to 20ft (6m) tall and 23ft (7m) long.
Carcharodontosaurus Fossil remains of this species were fist found in the Sahara Desert in the 1950's. This dinosaur resembled a shark like crocodile and was around 26ft (8m) long. It lived during the Early Cretaceous./P>
Carnotaurus - Means 'meat eating bull' because the species had horns sticking out of it's head which made scientists think it must have looked like a modern day bull. This meat eater had long legs which allowed it to rush up on it's prey and use its sharp claws to slash and it's large jaws to crush the life out of it's prey. Carnotaurus was an early Cretaceous dinosaur.
Ceratosaurus These beasts were 20ft (6m) long and could run quickly on clawed feet.It is thought that they hunted in packs and attacked their prey with sharp claws and ferocious fangs. They lived during the Late Jurassic - Early Cretaceous.
Cetiosauriscus A dinosaur of the Late Jurassic Period which lived in prehistoric England. It was about 49ft (15m) long and had a long tail that it lashed out at predators with. It's name means 'whale like reptile'.
Cetiosaurus Was a large saurupod on the Late Jurassic - Early Cretateous Periods that is thought to have had a widespread distribution throughout North Africa and England. Sauropods were plant eaters that walked on all fours and had long necks and long tails.
Chasmosaurus - Was a medium sized (17ft or 5.2m) long dinosaur which displayed all of the features of a ceratopian dinosaur such as triceratops i.e. horned face, bony frill, walked on all fours and ate plants. This species lived during the late cretaceous throughout North America.
Chialingosaurus - Belonged to the stegosaur family. Fossil remains have been found in southern China dating back to the Late Jurassic (150 mya)
Chilantaisaurus - A Late Cretaceous dinosaur related to Allosaurus. Needless to say a pretty vicious sort of beast
Chirostenotes - Means 'slender hands'. This small dinosaur which lived in the Late Cretaceous in North America, had strong back legs for running and three fingered front arms with sharp claws for protecting itself and attacking prey.
Claosaurus - Was a small hadrosaur of the Late Cretaceous in North America.
Coelurus - A small fast dinosaur that had sharp teeth and claws to kill its prey. Coelurus was about 7ft (2m) long and stood about 2ft (60cm) tall. It lived in North America during the Late Jurassic Period about 140 mya.
Deinonychus - Was a small fast theropod well equipped to kill. It's name means 'terrible claw' which each of the second toe on it's two back legs had. The claws were long and sharp and capable of slicing through the flesh of it's hapless victims. It was also armed with razor sharp teeth. It grew to 10ft (3m) tall and stood 7ft (2m) high and lived in North America during the Cretaceous Period about 115 mya.
Dicraeosaurus meaning 'forked lizard', was named because each of the bones in it's spine were forked in shape. Dicraeosaurus had a very small head relative to it's body, however, what it lacked in intellectual prowess it more than made up for in bulk, up to 20ft (6m) tall and up to 66ft (20m) long. This long necked, wide bodied, long tailed dinosaur probably scared off most of it's would be predators by it's sheer size. Either that or it was able to run away, as it had no obvious means of protecting itself. Dicraeosaurus lived in the Jurassic period from about 195 - 140 mya. Skeletons have been discovered in Tanzania in East Africa.
Gallimimus - A fast running bird like dinosaur about 1.5 times the size of a modern day Ostrich. Gallimimus however, did not have any feathers and had a stiff tail which it used to balance itself when running. It's front legs had three claws which it is thought were used to dig up other dinosaurs eggs. It is thought that it also ate insects and plant material which it's toothless beak was well adapted for. Gallimimus lived in the Late Cretaceous Period about 70 mya and fossil remains have been found in Mongolia.
Herrerasaurus - Was one of the first dinosaurs to roam the world. It was not very big, about 10ft (3m) long and 3ft (1m) high. It lived in the Late Triassic 200mya in Argentina. Herrerasaurus was a fierce dinosaur and ate other dinosaurs and mammals of the time.
Huayangosaurus - Was probably a slow moving herbivore given that it had four spikes on it's tail and horns jutting out sideways from it's shoulders to deter would be predators. It lived in China in the Middle Jurassic (162 - 148) mya and stood 5ft(1.5m)high and about 13ft (4m) long.
Hylaeosaurus - Was a small armour plated anklyosaur. It was 13ft (4m) long and stood about 3ft (1m) high. It got about on all fours eating plants and twigs. When attacked it probably curled up in a ball or if really provoked lashed out with it's tail which was strong and spiny. Hylaeosaurus lived in Southern England in the Early Cretaceous Period about 130 mya.
Iguanodon Was so named because it's back teeth resemble the shape of the modern day Iguana. Iguanodon was a large herbivorous dinosaur up to 16ft (5m) tall and 33ft (10m) long that principally got around on all fours. Scientists think it may have stood up when feeding to reach the tops of ferns. If danger threatened Iguanodon could run quite quickly and it is quite likely that the lived in herds as there is often a number of them found when Iguanodon fossil remains are discovered. This species lived in the Early Cretaceous about 120 - 110 mya and had a wide distribution throughout Europe, Mongolia, North Africa and North America.
Maiasaura - Is the name given to a large (29ft or 9m) long plains dinosaur that lived during the late Cretateous Period. Maiasaura means 'good mother lizard' and relates to a fossil find where many individuals including juveniles and nests were found. Scientists believe these dinosaurs were herd animals that returned to the same place each year to breed, moving on only when the chicks were established.
Mamenchisaurus Had the longest neck of any animal that ever lived. In fact it's neck was half the length of it's body 36ft (11m). A specialist browser it could reach the leaves of trees that no other dinosaur could. Fossil remains of this species have been found in Mamenchi in China dating back to the Late Jurassic Period 145 mya.
Protoceratops In 1922 a great many Protoceratops fossil remains were found in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia. The find was important because fossil remains of Protoceratops still in their eggs, juveniles and adults were discovered. Up until this time scientist were unsure as to how dinosaurs reproduced. Now they knew they were egg layers. Notably the nests were found in close proximity which suggested they lived in family groups or in herds. Protoceratops was about the size of an Alsatian dog. Whist it had a bony frilled neck it did not have any horns. It is therefore thought to have been an early member of the ceratopian family as all the others have horns. Protoceratops was a plant eating dinosaur the lived during the Cretaceous Period from about (110 - 65 mya).
Saurolophus Was quite a large herbivore dinosaur (up to 39ft or 12m long) that had no visible means of protecting itself. It is thought that it was a herd animal that used safety in numbers for protection. It was clearly a successful species as it has been found in North America and in Asia and so therefore had a great range in it's day. They lived during the Late Cretaceous (80 - 66 mya). The name Saurolophus means 'ridged lizard' which refers to a ridge running up the snout to the crown of the head. Scientists think the ridge supported a pouch of skin which was used to bellow a warning to others when danger threatened.
Segnosaurus - Fossil remains of this dinosaur have been found in Mongolia dating back to the Late Cretaceous. it was 23ft (7m) long and probably ate plants.
Stegoceras - Means 'horny roof' which refers to the horny plate covering this species head. Presumably this plate protected the dinosaurs while the males clashed heads to exert their dominance on others. At only 5ft (1.5m) tall this plant eater could run pretty quickly on it's back legs when it had too. When cornered it is quite likely that it charged with it's head down in an attempt to break an attackers leg or ribs. Stegoceras lived during the Late Cretaceous in North America.
Stegosaurus - This species dubious claim to fame is that it has the smallest encephalation index or the smallest brain size relative to it's body size of any animal that ever lived. Mind you not many dinosaurs would have said that to their faces. Apart from their small head Stegosaurus they had a long tail with vicious spikes at the end of them. These could be used to maim and kill anyone making fun of their low IQ. The Stegosaurus also came with a thick body with diamond shaped plates along the top. These are thought to have acted as an internal air conditioner. The species lived in the late Jurassic Period about 140 mya in North America and is thought to have eaten ferns and other soft tissue plants.
Struthiomimus Beep Beep, lookout it's the original road runner. From their skeletal remains, these guys must have looked like a flying pencil at their top speed which was probably about 25 miles (40km) per hour. Struthiomimus means 'ostrich mimic'. It had two long back legs, a long neck and a long stiff tail which it would have held off the ground when running. It is thought that they were omnivores with their diet consisting of fruits, nuts, seeds, insects, reptiles and possibly even other species eggs. Specimens up to 13ft (4m) long and 7ft (2m) tall have been found in western North America dated during the Late Cretaceous Period between 80 - 66 mya.
Stygimoloch - Means 'thorny devil'. Remains of this dinosaur indicate that that it was a herd species that spent a lot of time head butting each other into submission. At least those who wanted to be boss did. They had a thick bone on top of their heads to facilitate this activity and two small horns to the side of the head to protect themselves from other species. They grew to about 4ft (1.2m) high and 10ft (3m) long. They ran on their back two legs and had a long tail which they used for balancing while running. Remains of the species have been found in North America dating back to the Late Cretaceous.
Syntarsus - Was a small fast omniverous dinosaur that lived in the Late Triassic period ( 205 - 195 mya) in Southern Africa. It ran on it's two back legs and used it's tail for balance. There is some debate about whether this dinosaur was covered in wings. Some scientists believe that the shape of some of the bones in the fossil remains suggest that feathers were attached to them, whilst others dismiss the theory outright.
Tenontosaurus Means 'sinew lizard'. It is thought to have been a bulky dinosaur with a parrot like beak that was well adapted to biting off woody stems and cones and chewing them with its teeth at the back of it's jaw. It grew to 21ft (6.5m) long and lived in North America during the Cretaceous Period about 110 mya.
Triceratops This dinosaur species must have resembled a walking fortress. For starters it had two large (up to 3ft or 1m) strong armour piercing horns high on it's head which could be used to inflict fatal wounds on much bigger dinosaurs. It also had one small horn on the front of it's nose (just for the record). Then the neck area featured a large bony frilled armour that protected it's head and shoulders from potentially fatal bites from dinosaurs such as the T - rex. Then just in case you thought you could sneak up from behind and bite it's leg off, Triceratops had a strong thick tail that could break your legs or ribs in one blow. Couple this with a body 29ft (9m) long and 10ft high and an ability to charge at speeds of up to 22miles (35km) per hour and you begin to see why a modern day tank might exit stage right when confronted by a Triceratops. Joking aside, Triceratops was a herbivore that lived on the plains and therefore would have attracted quite a lot of unwanted attention from hungry carnivors like the T- rex. If they hadn't been built like a tank, they would not have survived.
Tyrannosaurus rex or more commonly, T-rex, means 'King of the tyrant reptiles', and for good reason. T-Rex's were up to 46ft (14m) in length and stood 18ft (5.6m) high. Their longest teeth were up to 7in (18cm) long which they used to kill and eat other dinosaurs with. These monsters of the dinosaur world lived in North America during the Cretaceous Period. Skeletons have been found in Montana and Wyoming.
Velociraptor Means 'speedy predator'. This little guy, 6ft (1.8m)long and 3ft (0.9m) tall made life a misery for the animals it preyed on. It may have been small but that was no consolation for the even smaller dinosaurs of the time or the bigger slower ones that may have been hunted by packs of salivating Velociraptors. The species was a purpose built killing machine complete with rows of sharp teeth for tearing flesh and a long sharp claw on one toe of each foot which would have been used to slash the hapless victim. It is thought that Velociraptor was a very intelligent species and that they hunted in packs and utilized cunning and strategy to kill their prey. Fossil remains have been found in Mongolia dating back to the Cretaceous. (Top of page).
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