Dinosaurs Connections

Aftermath of Extinction

How well did reptiles fare at the end of the Cretaceous period?

Today’s reptiles, like many animals at the end of the Cretaceous period, are almost like the survivors of a shipwreck. After the Cretaceous period, most reptiles were wiped out. About 6,000 reptiles species exist today, fewer in numbers and much smaller in size than their ancestors, but greater in diversity.


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