FOSSILS SPECIMEN: THEROPOD DINOSAURS

Fossils are defined as any evidence of prehistoric life. There are two types of fossils: Body Fossils include remains of skeletal bones, shell, carapace, test and teeth. Trace Fossils are clues the organism existed such as foot prints, tracks, burrows and coprolites (fossil dung).

Theropoda meaning “beast foot”, are a diverse group of primarily carnivorous dinosaurs that first appeared in the fossil record in the late Triassic Period around 230 million years ago. Many  non-avian (dinosaurs) theropods went extinct 65 million years ago in the KPG (formerly KT) extinction event. Avian (birds) dinosaurs can be found on every continent today. Click here to see my theropod models and toys.

Phylum: Chordata – Class: Reptilia – Clade: Archosaur – Clade: Dinosauria – Order: Saurischia – Suborder: Theropoda “beast foot”

(predatory dinosaurs)

Upper Triassic to Upper Cretaceous to Holocene (Birds)

 

Gallimimus Skull (Model)

Upper Cretaceous

Mongolia

Oviraptor Egg (Cast)

Upper Cretaceous

Mongolia

Therizinosaurus Hand Claw (Cast)

Late Cretaceous

Asia

Tyrannosaurus rex

Late/Upper Cretaceous

Adult Tyrannosaurus rex (small model)

Upper Cretaceous

North America

Adult Tyrannosaurus rex (small model)

Upper Cretaceous

North America

Adult Tyrannosaurus rex (small model)

Upper Cretaceous

North America

Juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex

(3D Print – Elby)

Upper Cretaceous

North America

Tyrannosaurus rex Finger (Cast)

Upper Cretaceous

North America

Tyrannosaurus rex hand claw (cast)

Late Cretaceous

North America

Tyrannosaurus rex Shed Tooth

(Large Cast)

Upper Cretaceous

North America

Tyrannosaurus rex Tooth

(Large Cast)

Upper Cretaceous

North America

Tyrannosaurus rex Tooth

(Small Cast)

Upper Cretaceous

North America

Tyrannosaurus rex Toe Claw (Cast)

Upper Cretaceous

North America

Tyrannosaurus rex Skin

(3D Print – Wyrex)

Upper Cretaceous

North America

Dromaeosaurs “raptors”

Early and Late Cretaceous

Velociraptor Skull (3D Print)

Upper Cretaceous

Mongolia

Velociraptor Toe Claw (Cast) 

Upper Cretaceous

Mongolia

Velociraptor Toe Claw (Cast) 

Upper Cretaceous

Mongolia

Utahraptor Toe Claw (Cast)

Lower Cretaceous

Utah, North America

Utahraptor Toe Claw (Cast)

Lower Cretaceous

Utah, North America

Utahraptor Toe Claw (Cast)

Lower Cretaceous

Utah, North America

Deinonychus Toe Claw (Cast)

Lower Cretaceous

Montana, North America

Deinonychus Toe Claw (Cast)

Lower Cretaceous

Montana, North America

Deinonychus Claw (3D printed)

Lower Cretaceous

Montana, North America

Deinonychus Skull (3D print)

Lower Cretaceous

Montana, North America

Deinonychus Third Toe (Cast)

Lower Cretaceous

Montana, North America

Dromaeosaurus Toe Claw (Cast)

Upper Cretaceous 

North America

Dromaeosaurus hand claw (cast)

Late Cretaceous

North America

Carnosaurs

Late Jurassic to Late Cretaceous

Allosaurus Tooth (Cast)

Upper Jurassic

North America

Allosaurus Hand Claw (Cast)

Upper Jurassic

North America

Sinoraptor toe claw (cast)

China

Jurassic Period

Carcharodontosaurus toe clas (cast)

Cretaceous

North Africa

Carcharodontosaurus toe clas (cast)

Cretaceous

North Africa

Spinosaurs

Early and Late Cretaceous

Spinosaurus Tooth

Middle Cretaceous

North Africa

Spinosaurus tooth

Cretaceous

Morocco, North Africa

Spinosaur tooth (cast)

Cretaceous

Morocco, North Africa

Spinosaurus toe claw (cast)

Cretaceous

Morocco, North Africa

Spinosaurus toe claw (cast)

Cretaceous

Morocco, North Africa

Baryonyx Claw (3D Printed)

Lower Cretaceous

England

Abelisaurs

Late Jurassic tp Late Cretaceous

Abelisaurus Skull (Model)

Upper Cretaceous

South America

Carnotaurus Skull (Model)

Upper Cretaceous

South America

Archaeopteryx

Late/Upper Jurassic

Archaeropteryx in Matrix (Cast)

Upper Jurassic

Germany

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