Image: Map of world: Late Triassic

Map of world: Late Triassic

Late Triassic – 225 million years ago

Ronald Blakey
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Fast facts

  • Climate: no polar ice caps, generally hot and dry with monsoonal polar regions, carbon dioxide levels about three times higher than today
  • Main dinosaurs: prosauropods, early ornithopods, small predators like Eoraptor and Herrerasaurus
  • Main plants: horsetails, club-mosses, ginkgoes, ferns, conifers such as pines and araucarians, seed ferns
  • Other animals: mammal-like reptiles declining; long-tailed pterosaurs rule the air; sharks, bony fishes and ichthyosaurs fill the oceans; early crocodiles, lizards and turtles thrive; insects such as cockroaches and dragonflies flourish; primitive mammals appearing

Additional information

BY Ron Blakey only for use in 2008 Dinosaurs exhibition and associated web

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