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Fish-like marine dinosaurs which resembled dolphins; a good example of convergent evolution.
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Long-necked herbivorous dinosaur with a robust body.
A type of prehistoric reptile having bony plates on its back, which aided thermoregulation.
Large carnivores, perhaps the best known of dinosaurs.
A type of herbivorous dinosaur easily recognisable by its large frill and three horns which lived in the Cretaceous period.
The animation shows the anatomy of turtles.
This animation presents some animals and plants that lived between the Devonian and Permian periods (358–299 million years ago).
Deinonychus antirrhopus, the 'terrible claw', was a carnivorous dromaeosaurid dinosaur.
A prehistoric amphibian and an early representative of the Tetrapods, which became extinct 360 million years ago.
Eurypterids are an extinct group of Palaeozoic aquatic arthropods.
This 3D scene presents the flora and fauna of the last period of the Palaeozoic Era.
A prehistoric flying reptile, similar to birds. However, there is no direct evolutionary link between the two.
A transitional form between fish and tetrapods, or four-limbed vertebrates.
Place historical events on the time spiral.
The ancestors of Arachnida and Crustacea belonged to the class Trilobita.
Living fossil, important stage in the evolution of tetrapods.
The archaeopteryx shows characteristics of both birds and reptiles. It is probably the ancestor of birds.
A species of venomous snakes widespread in Europe. Its bite is rarely fatal to humans.
A type of snake with a characteristic spot on its neck.
Chameleons are reptiles with an ability to change their colours.
Bottlenose dolphins are sea mammals which use ultrasound for orientation.
The Earth's continents have been in constant motion during the history of the planet.