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Animals | Extinct Animals | Early Cretaceous Dinosaurs

The Early Cretaceous Period was a time in which the Earth was undergoing a process of change. Learn more about some common and not so common Early Cretaceous dinosaurs, including the Iguanodon, Muttaburrasaurus, and Sauropelta.

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Wuerhosaurus

The best-documented Early Cretaceous stegosaur is Wuerhosaurus. Skeletons were found in the Tugulo Formations near the northwestern part of the Junggar Basin, China. Learn more about his historic dinosaur.


Early Cretaceous Period

Early Cretaceous Period

The Early Cretaceous Period was a time in which the Earth was undergoing a process of change. Learn about the Early Cretaceous Period. See more »

Acrocanthosaurus

Acrocanthosaurus

Acrocanthosaurus was a sauropod of spectacular proportions. Learn more about the Acrocanthosaurus, Early Cretaceous dinosaurs, and dinosaurs of all eras. See more »

Baryonyx

Baryonyx

Baryonyx was a sauropod of spectacular proportions. Learn more about the Baryonyx, Early Cretaceous dinosaurs, and dinosaurs of all eras. See more »

Carnotaurus

Carnotaurus

Carnotaurus was a sauropod of spectacular proportions. Learn more about the Carnotaurus, Early Cretaceous dinosaurs, and dinosaurs of all eras. See more »

Deinonychus

Deinonychus

Deinonychus was a sauropod of spectacular proportions. Learn more about the Deinonychus, Early Cretaceous dinosaurs, and dinosaurs of all eras. See more »

Hypsiolphodon

Hypsiolphodon

Hypsiolphodon was a sauropod of spectacular proportions. Learn more about the Hypsiolphodon, Early Cretaceous dinosaurs, and dinosaurs of all eras. See more »

Iguanodon

Iguanodon

Iguanodon was a sauropod of spectacular proportions. Learn more about the Iguanodon, Early Cretaceous dinosaurs, and dinosaurs of all eras. See more »

Ouranosaurus

Ouranosaurus

Ouranosaurus was a sauropod of spectacular proportions. Learn more about the Ouranosaurus, Early Cretaceous dinosaurs, and dinosaurs of all eras. See more »

Psittacosaurus

Psittacosaurus

Psittacosaurus was a sauropod of spectacular proportions. Learn more about the Psittacosaurus, Early Cretaceous dinosaurs, and dinosaurs of all eras. See more »

Sauropelta

Sauropelta

Sauropelta was a sauropod of spectacular proportions. Learn more about the Sauropelta, Early Cretaceous dinosaurs, and dinosaurs of all eras. See more »