Tag Archive | Triassic


You do NOT want to know how old these resource posts are!! EEP! But we did love every minute of our dino journey. Sadly I was not on the ball and pre-loading a cute kid pic for this one. BUT I hope the info comes in handy! 

The “shovel lizard” Lystrosaurus came to our attention strictly by looks! It straddles the reptile and mammal (like) groups with its unusual characteristics. This VERY successful animal was found all over the world. A herbivore, it was found in the early Triassic period with concentration of fossils in Southern Africa, Asia and interestingly enough… Antarctica! The size of a pig, it is stout and short… ran on four legs and quite the comical looking creature. You can also see this dinosaur on the iPad app Fantastic Dinosaurs HD.

Our video is called Walking With Monsters: Clumsy Lystrosaurus posted by Hritzness.

And for our links… for such a prolific dinosaur we really had a limited number!

  • Dinosaurs.about.com HERE
  • KidsDinos.com (which has the era for the dinosaur at a slightly odd place) HERE
  • Prehistoric Wildlife HERE
  • Animal a Day HERE
  • Wiki HERE
  • And our colouring page from Super Coloring HERE


Sorry there is no image for this one… Just links etc. But one more long due post is up and running! Enjoy the random dinosaur facts in July! 

Emanuel does enjoy the unusual dinosaurs. I went onto Fantastic Dinosaurs HD, the iPad app and picked out one of the weirder Triassic critters. The Prestosuchus is neither a dinosaur or a crocodile but something called an archosaur. Found in Brazil, it had very powerful legs and was thought to be a fast runner. A carnivore, it was quite the scary looking creature.

Our video for the day was Dino Moments Prestosuchus WMV. I will warn you there is a screen shown from 45-56 seconds of the individual (Stephen Pearl’s) website link and such that I did NOT peruse. What interested us was the images from the Royal Ontario Museum’s exhibit.

And now for our link list…

  • Dinosaurs.about.com HERE
  • Dinosaurs.wikia HERE
  • The Forgotten Archosaurs HERE
  • ReptileEvolution.com HERE
  • Wiki HERE
  • Our colouring page came from deviantArt, but a new artist for us… SommoDracorex. You can find the image we used HERE and the artist’s page HERE.


Woo this is a long sitting still post. I figure I might as well post these up!!! So while I recoup from a weekend of packing a friend to move, Memorial Day family time and other random over scheduling enjoy some dinosaur information that we did up way too too long ago with our dino fiend! 


Emanuel has moved his interest to the oceans with marine reptiles and their unique visages. The Schonisaurus is a rather interesting looking carnivore. Found in the Triassic period it has an amazing number of fossils laying around. With razor sharp teeth and an elongated face this massive creature would have dominated the oceans though potentially was NOT a fast moving predator…

And now for videos… Check out The Largest Carnivorous Predator in Prehistory.

Catch a glimpse of our massive marine reptile on the commercial for 3D Sea Rex.

And now for the links:

  • Dinosaurs.about.com HERE
  • OceanofKansas.com HERE
  • Prehistoric Wildlife HERE
  • Lost Creatures HERE
  • Dinopedia HERE
  • Jurassic Park Wiki HERE
  • Dino Facts HERE
  • Simple English Wiki HERE
  • Wiki HERE
  • Our colouring page is found on deviantArt HERE. You can find the author (hyphenatedsuperhero) and their personal page HERE.