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Nyctosaurus gracilis

Pronounced (Nic toe sore us grass sill is)             Original discovery:  O.C. Marsh, 1876 Name means:  “slender night reptile” Location found:  Gove County, Kansas Diet: Piscivore Age:  84 million years Formation: Niobrara Chalk Wingspan:  7 ft Live weight:  5 pounds Nyctosaurus is an extremely rare pterosaur, and the smallest of […]

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Archelon ischyros

Pronounced (ARK-eh-lon) Discovery Location: South Dakota Diet: Omnivore Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 74 million years Formation: Pierre Group Width: 17 feet between flippers Location of Original Specimen: National Natural History Museum Vienna Austria The Archelon was the largest of the turtles living or extinct. This specimen is the largest and most complete ever found. Scientists […]

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Tylosaurus proriger

pronounced (Tie-Low-Sore-us  Pro-Rig-er) Nick Name: “Bunker Tylosaur” Discovered By: C.D. Bunker, 1911 Discovery Location: Western Kansas Diet: Meat Eater (Carnivore) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 83 million years Formation: Niobrara Chalk Lenght: 45 ft. Location of Original Specimen: In the Collection of The University of Kansas Museum of Natural History, Lawrence, Kansas This specimen, the largest […]

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Prionochelys nauta

Pronounced (pry-on-oh-kee-leez naw-ta) Discovery Location: Central Alabama Diet: Omnivore Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 80 million years Formation: Mooreville Chalk Length: 30 in Prionochelys nauta is a member of the turtle family Toxochelyidae, one of many types of animals that lived during the late Cretaceous.  This rare specimen is from the Mooreville Chalk of Alabama.   This […]

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Pteranodon sternbergi

Pronounced (TER-AN-O-DON LONG-I-CEPS) Discovered By: Mike Triebold, 1991 Discovery Location: Gove County , Kansas Diet: Fish (Piscivorous ) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 83 million years Formation: Niobrara Chalk Wingspan: 24 ft Location of Original Specimen: Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada Pteranodon was a flying reptile (pterosaur) of the Late Cretaceous Period. Specimens of Pteranodon […]

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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 […]

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