Triassic period


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Triassic period

The first period of the Mesozoic era: 248 to 213 million years ago.
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Noun1.Triassic period - from 230 million to 190 million years agoTriassic period - from 230 million to 190 million years ago; dinosaurs, marine reptiles; volcanic activity
Age of Reptiles, Mesozoic, Mesozoic era - from 230 million to 63 million years ago
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Over 200 million years ago the end of the toxic volatile Triassic period meant that the majority of living organisms could now be found in the sea.
Bajadasaurus was a quadruped and part of the wider Sauropod family that lived from the late Triassic period (around 230 million years ago) until the end of the late Cretaceous (70 million years ago).
From their evolution in the Triassic period, about 230 million years ago, to their extinction in the late Cretaceous period, these spectacular animals dominated the Earth for about 140 million years.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- During the Triassic period (252-201 million years ago) mammal-like reptiles called therapsids co-existed with ancestors to dinosaurs, crocodiles, mammals, pterosaurs, turtles, frogs, and lizards.
A stoutly built mammal cousin the size of an elephantthat munched on plants with its horny beak roamed the European landscape alongside dinosaurs during the Triassic Period about 205 million to 210 million years ago, scientists said on Thursday.
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.
It is most famous for fossilized trees from the Triassic period.
In 1838, quarrymen discovered footprints said to belong to a raptor-like dinosaur from the Triassic period, or 200 million years ago to you and me.
The largest reported ichthyosaurs - the shastasaurid - lived during the late Triassic period, around 200 to 235 million years ago, and ranged from 6m to more than 20m long.
The only exception until recently were dinosaur footprints from the Triassic period in the High Tatras, discovered in 1977 in Ticha dolina.