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Jurassic Animals & Plants

Published on Jan 31, 2016

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Jurassic Plants
and More

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About the Jurassic Time Period

  • 145.5 to 201 million years ago. As the Earth changed, more plants grew.
  • Trees began to grow and there were forests.
  • The herbivore (plant-eating) dinosaurs were bigger, so the carnivore (meat-eating) dinosaurs had to get bigger also so they could hunt the herbivores.
  • There were lots of flying and swimming reptiles, as well.
Photo by Keoni Cabral

Jurassic Dinosaurs

  • The Jurassic is the middle period of the Age of Dinosaurs. Jurassic dinosaurs were the biggest animals to ever walk the Earth.
  • Herbivores such as Apatosaurus, Brachiosaurus and Stegosaurus.
  • Carnivores such as Allosaurus, Megalosaurus and Yangchuanosaurus.
Photo by kamirao

Jurassic Plants

  • Mosses and liverworts survived from the Triassic period. They were found in swampy, moist areas.
  • During the Jurassic period, mosses and liverworts continued. Additionally, forests of cycads, ferns, gingko trees and conifers grew. These plants can still be seen today!
  • Let's take a look...
Photo by EssjayNZ


The most abundant plants during the Jurassic Period.


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Photo by Jim Dollar

Gingko trees

Photo by yashima

Gingko trees

Gingko tree in Fall


Including: redwoods, cypress and pines
Photo by iagoarchangel

A conifer is a tree that bears cones and evergreen needlelike or scalelike leaves.

Photo by Jim Morefield

Conifer trees

Photo by axelkr

Conifer family: Redwoods

Conifer family: Cypress

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Conifer family: Pine trees

Photo by Horia Varlan

Moss and liverwort

Lived in swampy, moist areas. Survived from the Triassic. Still live today!

Moss on a rock


Photo by Ales Kladnik

Moss on the ground with conifer trees