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Clidastes

Pronounced (KLIE-DAS-TEEZ) Discovered By: “Duffer” Mogok Discovery Location: Grove County, Kansas Diet: Meat Eater (Carnivore) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 83 million years Formation: Niobrara Chalk Length: 11 ft Clidastes was the smallest of the mosasaurs, averaging 2-4 meters (7-12 feet) in length, with the largest specimens reaching 6.2 meters (20 feet) long. Clidastes was an […]

Tylosaurus proriger

Pronounced (TIE-LOW-SOAR-US PRO-RIG-ER) Nick name: “Bunker Tylosaur” Discovered By: C. D. Bunker, 1911 Discovery Location: Western Kansas Location of Original Specimen: University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas Diet: Meat Eater (Carnivore) Period: Late-Cretaceous Age: 83 million years Formation: Niobrara Chalk Length: 45 ft This specimen, the largest mosasaur ever found in North America, was collected in […]

Champsosaurus laramiensis

Pronounced (CHAMP-SO-SORE-US LAR-A-MI-EN-SIS) Nickname: “Champy” Discovered By: Jeff Barlett, 1998 Discovery Location: Harding County, South Dakota Diet: Meat Eater (Carnivore) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 66 million years Formation: Hell Creek Length: 5 ft Location of Original Specimen: Fukui Prefectoral Museum, Japan Champsosaurus was a small to medium crocodile-like animal that lived in the lakes, rivers […]

Tyrannosaurus rex

Pronounced (TY-RAN-NO-SAU-RUS REX) Discovered: 1987 Discovery Location: Harding County, South Dakota Diet: Meat Eater (Carnivore) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 66 million years Formation: Hell Creek Length: 40 ft One of the largest meat-eating land animals, T. rex is arguably the most popular and most controversial of all dinosaurs. The first T. rex parts were discovered […]

Oviraptor – North American

Pronounced (O-VI-RAPTOR) Nickname: “C1” and “C2” Discovered By: Fred Nuss, 1999 Discovery Location: Harding County, South Dakota Diet: Small Animals (Carnivore) Period: Late-Cretaceous Age: 66 million years Formation: Hell Creek Length: 9 ft Location of Original Specimen: Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania One of the last dinosaurs to grace the planet was this […]

Conchoraptor gracillis

Pronounced (KONK-O-RAPTOR) Discovery By: Barsbold, 1986 Diet: Small Animals & Mollusks (Carnivore) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 80 million years Formation: Omnogov Length: 5ft Location of Original Specimen: Mongolia Though Conchoraptor seems small compared to our new North American Oviraptor, it is actually average sized. The light color of the bones show that it was fossilized […]

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