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Thalassiodracon hawkinski

Pronounced (tha-LAS-ee-o-DRAY-kon) Discovery Location: Street, Somerset, England Diet: Meat Eater (Carnivore) Period: Lower Jurassic Age: 200 million years Formation: Lower Liassic, Sinemurian Length: 6 ft Location of Original Specimen: Natural History Museum London This is a skeleton of a juvenile Thalassiodracon in ventral view. A finely preserved individual of a long-necked plesiosaur in full articulation […]

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Xiphactinus audax

Pronounced (ZIE-FAK-TIN-US AW-DAX) Discovered By: Mike Everhart, 1996 Discovery Location: Lane County, Kansas Location of Original Specimen: North American Museum of Ancient Life, Lehi, Utah Diet: Meat Eater (Carnivore) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 83 million years Formation: Niobrara Chalk Length: 17 ft This 17 foot long Xiphactinus is one of the largest specimens ever found, […]

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Pachyrhizodus caninus

Pronounced (PAK-EE-RIZE-OH-DUS KAY-NIE-NUS) Discovered By: Mike Triebold, 1993 Discovery Location: Lane County, Kansas Location of Original Specimen: North American Museum of Ancient Life, Lehi, Utah Diet: Meat Eater (Carnivore) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 84 million years Formation: Niobrara Chalk Length: 6 ft A rarely preserved giant predatory fish from North America’s Late Cretaceous inland sea. […]

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Ichthyodectes

Pronounced (ICH-THE-O-DEK-TEES) Discovery Location: Western Kansas Location of Original Specimen: Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park, CO Diet: Smaller Fish (Carnivore) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 83 million years Formation: Niobrara Length: 6 ft Ichthyodectes was a large fish that swam in the Western Interior Seaway during the late Cretaceous Period. It looked much […]

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Dolichorhynchops bonneri

Pronounced (DOLI-CORE-ING-COPS BONN-ER-I) Nickname: “Dolly” Discovery Location: Wyoming & South Dakota Diet: Marine animals (carnivore) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 80 Million years old Formation: Pierre Shale Formation Length: 15 ft Location of Original Specimen(s): University of Kansas Natural History Museum This is a rare short-necked plesiosaur related to the famous Elasmosaurus. This composite skeleton measures […]

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Platecarpus tympaniticus

Pronounced (PLAT-EE-KAR-PUS TIM-PAN-I-TI-KUS ) Discovered By: Mike Triebold, 1986 Discovery Location: Lane County, Kansas Location of Original Specimen: Gunma Prefectural Museum, Japan Diet: Meat Eater (Carnivore) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 83 million years Formation: Niobrara Chalk Length: 15 ft Platecarpus was a member of the group of marine lizards called mosasaurs (MOE-ZAH-SOARS). Scientists have found […]

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