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Large carnivores, perhaps the best known of dinosaurs.
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The Tyrannosaurus Rex, meaning ‘tyrant lizard’, is the best known species in the genus Tyrannosaurus.
It lived in the late Cretaceous Period, 65–67 million years ago.
It may have been an apex predator, but it has also been suggested that it was a scavenger.
The forelegs of the T. Rex were small but strong. They may have been used in mating, feeding or helping the animal rise from a resting position. The hind legs were large and strong and used for running. The tail was long and heavy, to counterbalance the huge weight of the head and the body. According to previous representations, the tail served as a support for the body, but this view has been proved wrong. The spine of the T. Rex was nearly horizontal as it walked.
The first partial T. Rex skeleton was found in the US in 1900. Since then more than 30 have been found, they provide scientists with a great deal of information about the characteristics of these ancient reptiles.
Long-necked herbivorous dinosaur with a robust body.
The archaeopteryx shows characteristics of both birds and reptiles. It is probably the ancestor of birds.
Deinonychus antirrhopus, the 'terrible claw', was a carnivorous dromaeosaurid dinosaur.
A prehistoric amphibian and an early representative of the Tetrapods, which became extinct 360 million years ago.
A prehistoric flying reptile, similar to birds. However, there is no direct evolutionary link between the two.
A type of prehistoric reptile having bony plates on its back, which aided thermoregulation.
A type of herbivorous dinosaur easily recognisable by its large frill and three horns which lived in the Cretaceous period.
Fish-like marine dinosaurs which resembled dolphins; a good example of convergent evolution.
A transitional form between fish and tetrapods, or four-limbed vertebrates.
The Earth's continents have been in constant motion during the history of the planet.
The last Ice Age ended about 13 thousand years ago.
Eurypterids are an extinct group of Palaeozoic aquatic arthropods.
Tectonic plates can move in relation to each other.
Place historical events on the time spiral.
An extinct group of Cephalopoda, with solid external skeletons. They are excellent index fossils.
This animation presents some animals and plants that lived between the Devonian and Permian periods (358-299 million years ago).
A species of venomous snakes widespread in Europe. Its bite is rarely fatal to humans.
The dodo is an extinct species of birds that used to be native to the island of Mauritius. It has become the symbol of extinction.
The animation shows the anatomy of turtles.
A type of snake with a characteristic spot on its neck.
The ‘upright man’ used tools and could set fire.
The ancestors of Arachnida and Crustacea belonged to the class Trilobita.
Chameleons are reptiles with an ability to change their colours.
Living fossil, important stage in the evolution of tetrapods.
Geckos can walk on walls or even ceilings. The 3D scene explains this ability.
Extinct proboscidea closely related to today's elephants, often hunted by prehistoric man.