Cretaceous Peroid

Saurischian Dinosaurs

How were Cretaceous period saurischian dinosaurs different from Jurassic dinosaurs?

When compared to the Jurassic period, the Cretaceous period saurischian dinosaurs were still divided into the large, plant-eating sauropods (Sauropoda) and the carnivorous theropods (Theropoda). However, the only important family of sauropods in the Cretaceous were the titanosaurids (Titanosauridae); the other groups, such as the diplodocids and brachiosaurs, lost their dominance. Overall, the theropods became more diverse.


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