Triassic animals

There are many animals lived in this period. Some of the animals shown below



. They lived during the late triassic geological period of North America in present-day Kansas, Alabama, Nebraska, Wyoming, and South Dakota.


Moganopterus is an extinct genus of boreopterid pterosaur from the Early Cretaceous of western Liaoning Province, China.


Tupandactylus is a genus of tapejarid pterodactyloid pterosaur from the Early Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil. It is notable for its large cranial crest, composed partly of bone and partly of soft tissue.



The Plesiosauria or plesiosaurs are an order or clade of Mesozoic marine reptiles, belonging to the Sauropterygia. Plesiosaurs first appeared in the latest Triassic Period, possibly in the Rhaetian stage, about 203 million years ago.



Mosasaurus is a genus of mosasaurs, extinct carnivorous aquatic lizards. It existed during the Maastrichtian age of the late Cretaceous period, between about 70 and 66 million years ago, in western Europe and North America. The name means “Meuse lizard”, as the first specimen was found near the Meuse River.


Shonisaurus is a genus of ichthyosaur. At least 37 incomplete fossil specimens of the marine reptile have been found in the Luning Formation of Nevada, USA. This formation dates to the late Carnian age of the late Triassic period, about 215 million years ago


Mystriosuchus is an extinct genus of phytosaur that lived in the Late Triassic in Europe. It was first named by Eberhard Fraas in 1896, and includes two species: M. westphali and the type species, M. planirostris.


Desmatosuchus is an extinct genus of archosaur belonging to the Order Aetosauria. It lived during the Late Triassic.


Plateosaurus. Plateosaurus is the best known of the early dinosaurs. It was among the largest of the Triassic dinosaurs, reaching an adult height of 15 feet when it stood on its back legs. An adult probably weighed close to a ton.


Sharovipteryx is one of the earliest known gliding reptiles, known only from a single fossil.