Ancient Reptiles of the Earth

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  1. Very similar to Iguanodon, however it had smaller hooves on each finger of the hand (12)
  2. First Anklyosauria found anywhere within Australia (5)
  3. This had more horns that the other horned dinosaurs. (13)
  4. This was different to other meat eating dinosaurs in the shape of its skull - it had a ridge that ran form between the eyes to the tip of the snout and there were also bumps above the eyes. (10)
  5. This was a strange meat-eating dinosaur with a sail on its back. (11)
  6. The name means "Iguana Tooth" (9)
  7. Coelophysis was very slim and it could have run on two legs or four. The hands only had 3 fingers but were strong. (11)
  8. This was one of the first dinosaurs to be named (11)
  9. : It had a long low skull with a typical 'duck billed' shape. There was a rounded hump in front of the eyes and above the nostrils (11)
  10. This is not actually a dinosaur, but rather a large swimming reptile. (10)
  11. front feet had five toes on each foot and there were three on each back foot. The feet resembled gigantic horse hoofs and the people who first discovered them actually thought they might have come from giant horses! (11)
  12. The body and limbs were powerful and protected by spines and bone plates, even the eyelids had bony shields embedded in them. (12)
  13. It was smaller than Tyrannosaurus, but still a fearsome beast (13)
  14. when fully grown it weighed about 30 tonnes! It therefore spent a great deal of time in the water which helped support its immense weight. They could live to be about 200 years old. Was also called Brontosaurus. (11)
  15. These are commonly referred to as Pterdactyls. Pterosaurs are not dinosaurs (10)


  1. The adult was one of the smallest known dinosaurs, and it was no bigger than a hen (13)
  2. It had a short head and a powerful toothless beak. The jaws were curved so that it could crush very hard objects. (9)
  3. Lambeosaurus had a square shaped crest which pointed forwards, and with a long spine running backwards (12)
  4. Although extremely popular, there is actually no such dinosaur :) (12)
  5. The armour was made up of rows of oval plates made from bone set in the skin, and sharp spikes along the middle of its back. (13)
  6. Triceratops had a bony frill to protect its head, neck and shoulders. It's head was enormous, nearly a third as long as its whole body. Its curved jaw was very strong and like a parrots beak. (11)
  7. This dinosaur's fossil was discovered in 1958 by a local man named Don Victorino Herrera. But, it wasn't until 1988 that the first skull was discovered. (13)
  8. Its body was covered with an armour of flat honeycomb shaped or round plates. (11)

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