A team of palaeontologists - led by staff from the University of Edinburgh - identified several examples of extinct aquatic animals, known as ichthyosaurs, which lived during the early-to-middle Jurassic period
, including the new species.
Paleobiologist Paul Upchurch at University College London, a sauropod expert who was not involved in the study, said it suggests that not all diplodocids succumbed to a mass extinction about 140 million years ago at the end of the Jurassic period
rex and Triceratops, the Stegosaurus lived out West, too, but during the late Jurassic Period
However, in recent years many fossils have emerged from sites that are 30 million years earlier, from the Middle-Upper Jurassic Period
, providing an exceptional window on life approximately 160 million years ago.
According to the website of Dinosauria International, the site, located near the village of Ten Sleep, has 'ancient sand and mudstone deposits, dating back to the late Jurassic Period
, approximately 150 million years ago'.
According to the website of Dinosauria International, the site, located near the village of Ten Sleep, has "ancient sand and mudstone deposits, dating back to the late Jurassic Period
, approximately 150 million years ago".
The youngsters journeyed back to the Jurassic period
in a sneak preview of the attraction's new animatronic exhibition.
The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period
and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the awesome Cretaceous period and the Brachiosaurus.
The remains were from a long-necked herbivore called Lufengosaurus, a common dinosaur in the Early Jurassic period
that measured about eight meters (26 feet) when fully grown.
Samples from the well in Aldous Major North proved a column of oil of up to 8 m in formations from the Upper Jurassic period
, Statoil said.
calocoma is considered a survivor of the Jurassic period
which managed to escape extinction for 150 million years.
After that predators are more complicated to take over then the diversification at the turn of the Triassic to the Jurassic period
," said Sues.