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Middle & Late Jurassic Dinosaurs

The Middle and Late Jurassic Periods were a time in which the dinosaurs took over the world. Learn more about the Middle and Late Jurassic dinosaurs, including the Yangchuanosaurus, Megalosaurus, and Archaepteryx.

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Omeisaurus

Omeisaurus is considered the most common of the Late Jurassic Chinese sauropods. The most prominent characteristic of this dinosaur is the extremely long neck the was uncommon for most North American dinosaurs.


Stegosaurus

Stegosaurus was a sauropod of spectacular proportions. Learn more about the Stegosaurus, Late Jurassic dinosaurs, and dinosaurs of all eras. See more »

Allosaurus

Allosaurus was a sauropod of spectacular proportions. Learn more about the Allosaurus, Late Jurassic dinosaurs, and dinosaurs of all eras. See more »

Apatosaurus

Apatosaurus was a sauropod of spectacular proportions. Learn more about the Apatosaurus, Late Jurassic dinosaurs, and dinosaurs of all eras. See more »

Archaepteryx

Archaepteryx was a very unique dinosaur in that it resembled a bird. Learn more about the Archaepteryx, Late Jurassic dinosaurs, and dinosaurs of all eras. See more »

Brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus was a sauropod of spectacular proportions. Learn more about the Brachiosaurus, Late Jurassic dinosaurs, and dinosaurs of all eras. See more »

Camarasaurus

Camarasaurus was a sauropod of spectacular proportions. Learn more about the Camarasaurus, Late Jurassic dinosaurs is and dinosaurs of all eras. See more »

Camptosaurus

Camptosaurus was a sauropod of spectacular proportions. Learn more about the Camptosaurus, Late Jurassic dinosaurs, and dinosaurs of all eras. See more »

Ceratosaurus

Ceratosaurus was a sauropod of spectacular proportions. Learn more about the Ceratosaurus, Late Jurassic dinosaurs, and dinosaurs of all eras. See more »

Compsognathus

Compsognathus was a sauropod of tiny proportions. Learn more about the Compsognathus, Late Jurassic dinosaurs, and dinosaurs of all eras. See more »

Dacentrurus

Dacentrurus was a sauropod of modest proportions. Learn more about the Dacentrurus, Late Jurassic dinosaurs, and dinosaurs of all eras. See more »