The Cretaceous Period for Kids
Looking for information about the Cretaceous Era? Let's start with a list of the cretaceous dinosaurs.
Find out about which dinosaurs were around in this amazing period of time!
The Cretaceous Period was an amazing time in history when the Earth's climate changed.
The Cretaceous was the last period in which dinosaurs walked the planet. But there was still an amazing variety of dinosaurs around.
So what are the common dinosaurs that lived during this time?
Plant eating Dinosaurs of the Cretaceous - Herbivores
At this time in history, many new plants and flowers appeared. This helped many of the plant eating dinosaurs to flourish, but some did not. For example, the Stegosaurus dinosaurs
were replaced by armoured ankyosaurs - plant-eaters with heavy, bony clubs on their tails
What type of plants did they eat?
Find out all about the Cretaceous Plants
in their diet.
Omnivore Dinosaurs of the Cretaceous
Omnivore dinosaurs would have eaten both plants and meat - probably eggs, insects and smaller cretaceous animals
. Also in this time was the dinosaur Oviraptor
- but scientists do not know what this dinosaur ate.
Carnivorous Dinosaurs of the Cretaceous - Meat Eaters
- Tyrannosaurus Rex
The meat-eating dinosaurs ranged from ostrich size, to the huge dinosaur T Rex
. They were predators who hunted the plant-eating dinosaurs.