The Agustinia dinosaur has upright spines along its back. The long, narrow spines of the agustinia make it look so unique that it is impossible to mix up with any other dinosaur. It was also covered with unusual-looking ossified skin plates. As a harmless herbivore it probably needed the spines and plates to protect against other carnivorous dinosaurs. The agustinia figure from Schleich Dinosaurs is also always ready to defend itself!
The Acrocanthosaurus was around the same size and weight as the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Giganotosaurus. Unlike many other dinosaurs, it had seven openings in its skull rather than five. It also had lots of neural spines on its neck, back and tail, which probably formed a small “sail”.
Allosaurus was one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs. It lived approximately 150 million years ago and used to hunt down herbivorous dinosaurs like Stegosaurus and Diplodocus. Its arms were similar to those of Tyrannosaurus rex: powerful, but extremely short.
The Animantarx was an approximately 3-metre-long dinosaur with bone plate armour. Only one skeleton of the dinosaur has ever been found, so we don’t really know so much about it. It lived during the Upper Cretaceous period, at the time of Argentinosaurus and Giganotosaurus, and fed on plants.
The Ankylosaurus dinosaur has a tail club and all-over bone plate armour. As an herbivorous dinosaur, the ankylosaurus did not hunt, but knew how to defend itself! If it felt threatened it gathered momentum with its heavy, bone tail club and hurled it against attackers. It was presumably able to shatter even large bones. There are plenty of exciting situations to create with the ankylosaurus from Schleich Dinosaurs!
The Barapasaurus was one of the first large herbivores 200-182 million years ago. Although the dinosaurs were rather small at this time, it reached a length of about 14 meters. The Barapasaurus not only had a very long neck, but its thigh bones also measured up to 1.7 metres. This gave it the name 'big-legged lizard'. Due to its body size and energy requirements, the herbivore had to eat several hundred kilograms of food on a daily basis. It therefore used its teeth like a rake to gather leaves from the trees. Because it was not able to chew particularly well with its spoon-shaped teeth, it simply swallowed everything that came between its teeth, whole.
When the baryonyx dinosaurs opens its movable jaw you can see a flash of its dangerous, saw-like teeth. The long, narrow and flat head of the baryonyx is similar to that of a crocodile, making it an especially exciting prehistoric reptile. This dinosaur is believed to have hunted primarily in the water, and could immerse its perfectly shaped snout into the water to catch fish. It also had unusually large and heavy hook-shaped thumb claws to grab prey.
The Brontosaurus dinosaur is one of the most well-known herbivorous dinosaurs from the Late Jurassic period. The Brontosaurus has a long tail, an enormous body and a narrow neck. The dinosaur grew to around 15 tons and 22 m. While skeletons of the Brontosaurus have been found, scientists have never found a skull. It probably had a small head similar to the Apatosaurus. The name Brontosaurus means 'thunder lizard'. Scientists used to believe that the dinosaur snapped its tail like a whip.
The Ceratosaurus dinosaur has three prominent bumps on its head. Blade-shaped teeth line its movable jaw. The Ceratosaurus was a carnivorous dinosaur that lived around 150 million years ago in the Late Jurassic period. Two bumps at the eyes and a large horn on the nose were made of bone. They were used either in combat or to deter rivals. On its back were also numerous spike-like bones. The many bumps and plates gave it its name: Ceratosaurus means 'horned lizard'.
The Cryolophosaurus dinosaur has a forward-facing bony crest on its head. When the cryolophosaurus opens its movable jaw you can see its dangerous teeth! In the Early Jurassic epoch it was the largest carnivorous dinosaur and is the first dinosaur whose fossils were found in Antarctica. When it roamed the earth this part of the earth was not yet covered in ice. Instead it was covered with forests, though in the winter months temperatures dropped to under zero, which was extremely cold for dinosaurs.
The Diabloceratops was a herbivorous dinosaur with two curved horns on its collar. These horns are what gives it the Latin name, which literally means face with devil horns. It probably lived in the vicinity of many lakes and rivers. Researchers suspect that it may have been an ancestor of the Triceratops.
The Dimetrodon is often referred to as a dinosaur. However, it is a primeval reptile, a so-called Pelycosaurus. The sail on its back was made of skin and bones, helping it to warm itself quicker in the sun. If it wanted to cool down, it positioned the sail parallel to the sun's rays.
The Dimorphodon was a small flying dinosaur with a large skull and a long beak. It hunted fish, insects, lizards and other vertebrates, which it held with its claws and then ripped apart with its fangs. With its short wings it could probably only fly short distances, for example from tree to tree.
The Dracorex was a small, herbivorous dinosaur that inhabited North America during the Late Cretaceous period. Only the skull of a single Dracorex has been found so far. The shape of the dinosaur's head and its long snout resemble a dragon, which resulted in it being named Dracorex: its scientific name which, translated word for word, means dragon king.
The Therizinosaurus juvenile is a harmless herbivore but has long, razor-sharp claws. Why just use them for eating? The naughty young animal is made for fighting! It much prefers fighting in heated battles with dinosaurs his own age. Would it win in a fight against a T.rex juvenile? It’s definitely brave enough!
Playing? For the T.rex juvenile that means fighting dinosaurs his own age! Who’s stronger? Researchers have discovered that the prehistoric lizards fought fierce fights amongst one another as early as age 10-12. At this age they were only half the size of a fully grown T.rex – but twice as daring!
The movable jaw of the Kaprosuchus dinosaur contains long, protruding teeth that gave it a powerful bite. The Kaprosuchus was named after its teeth and head shape: its name means 'boar crocodile'. The animal lived in the Late Cretaceous period, probably primarily on land where it hunted small animals. So far only one skull of the animal has been found in the Sahara, so scientists can only guess at its actual appearance. It’s estimated that the dinosaur was around 6 m long.
The Mosasaurus dinosaur was a large aquatic reptile that lived in the ocean during the Late Cretaceous period. The movable jaw of the Mosasaurus contains many pointy teeth. When hunting prey such as fish or turtles, the dinosaur opened its mouth very wide and bit down powerfully. The shape of its teeth means that it probably didn’t chew, and simply swallowed. As an adaptation to the habitat, its front and hind legs transformed into fins. It also had a fin on the end of its tail.
A special feature of the Pachycephalosaurus dinosaur is the dome-shaped skull with bony bumps. The Pachycephalosaurus is the largest beaked, herbivorous dinosaur ever discovered. It grew to around 4-5 m in length, 450 kg, moved on two legs and lived in the Late Cretaceous period in North America. Its strong domed skull was 20-25 cm thick. Scientists believe that it used the skull to ram or impress rivals. Pachycephalosaurus means 'thick-headed lizard'.
The Plesiosaurus was a prehistoric reptile that lived in the sea and fed mainly on fish. It wasn't just its long neck that made this dinosaur stand out, but its swimming style: instead of using its paddle-shaped fins to row, it moved forward by beating them like wings – just like a sea turtle.
The postosuchus dinosaur lived at the time of the first dinosaurs and looked similar to a crocodile. The postosuchus was an archosaur and thus a close relative of modern crocodiles. It had strikingly ossified skin and a long, narrow snout. It usually moved on four legs. Sometimes it stood on its hind legs so that it could hold prey with its claws. When the postosuchus opens its powerful, movable jaw the sharp, dagger-like teeth become visible.
The Psittacosaurus was a small lightweight dinosaur that lived over 100 million years ago. For a dinosaur it had a rather unusual appearance. It's toothless beak resembled that of a parrot. The carnivore used this beak to crack fruits and seeds. Its tail was equipped with about as many long and thin spines as a porcupine. The skin of the Psittacosaurus was adorned with dots and stripes.
The Spinosaurus was one of the most dangerous dinosaurs. It is considered the biggest carnivore because it was even bigger than the Tyrannosaurus rex and the Giganotosaurus! It can be easily distinguished from the other two dinosaurs by the spiny sail on its back and its crocodile-like snout.
The huge, heavy Stegosaurus populated the earth more than 150 million years ago. It had large bony plates on its back, and sharp spikes on its powerful tail. The Stegosaurus was about as big as a coach: up to nine metres long and four metres high. For a long it was regarded as the least intelligent dinosaur, because its brain was hardly bigger than a ping-pong ball. It only weighed 80 grams with a body weight of 4.5 tonnes. Today, it is believed that it had a kind of 'second brain' in the base of its tail. Although it was a herbivore and subsisted on low growing ferns, its teeth were far too pointed for chewing – they were similar to small saw blades. It swallowed stones in order to shred the plants in its stomach.
Of all animals that ever lived on earth, the Therizinosaurus probably had the longest claws. It used them to dig, grasp, pierce, and peel off bark. It lived towards the end of the dinosaur age, together with other herbivores such as the Kentrosaurus and Pentaceratops.
The Triceratops was one of the last large dinosaurs. Despite being an herbivore, it had a total of up to 800 teeth, which constantly grew back. Nonetheless, it was incapable of chewing food, as its jaw could not move from side to side. It used its teeth to cut up palm leaves and ferns.
The thirteen metre long Tyrannosaurus Rex was a two legged predatory dinosaur. With its powerful head and nearly 20 centimetre long teeth, this dinosaur was an extremely impressive contemporary. Although the Tyrannosaurus Rex looked quite threatening, it could hardly use its front legs armed with just two claws since they did not even reach his mouth. Nearly seven metres tall and thirteen metres long, the Tyrannosaurus Rex was probably not a very skilled hunter, but rather a scavenger which probably fed on the leavings of other animals. It had more than fifty teeth measuring more than 15 centimetres in length which it used not for chewing but rather for tearing, since it swallowed its food in large chunks. To improve depth-perception when searching for food, the eyes of the Tyrannosaurus Rex were oriented toward the front such that the fields of vision of both eyes overlapped.
This two-legged carnivore was very small for a dinosaur, at just seventy cm in height. Velociraptors were likely very intelligent dinosaurs that hunted in packs. Although they were only 60 cm in height, these carnivores were able to overpower significantly larger prey. These dinosaurs reached speeds of up to 65 kilometres an hour and were capable of quick turns thanks to their stiff tails. To consume their prey, Velociraptors had at their disposal eighty sharp, crooked teeth in their flat snout, some of which 2.5 cm in length. The velociraptor is considered to have been one of the most intelligent and fastest dinosaurs. A formidable hunter.
Giganotosaurus juveniles lived in packs and quickly grew up to be dangerous hunters. Giganotosauruses grew to be almost as large as the biggest carnivore in the history of the earth: the Spinosaurus.
Welcome to Jurassic park. The first visitors have arrived at Jurassic park to see its miraculous dinosaurs first-hand. But chaos has hit Isla Nubular - the power is out, and the prehistoric creatures are on the hunt! one player controls the T-Rex, Dilophosaurus and the Velociraptor, prowling through the jungle to attach the humans. The other players team up as the characters from the classic movie, struggling to get Jurassic park back online and escape the island before they fall prey!
Imaginative play and learning is fun with educational dinosaur toys and the T Rex puzzle featuring a dinosaur bones skeleton and wooden building blocks!
Jump into the Jurassic world with a playful Triceratops space hopper with horns for children to grip on to and feet to steady the bounce from Happy Hopperz.
The Ravensburger Jurassic World Instinct to Hunt Jigsaw Puzzle features 3 highly artistic images of dinosaurs on the hunt from the Animals collection each of which has been precision cut into 49 piece puzzles.