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Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California

Richard Hilton


One of the most geologically complex and diverse states California spent much of the age of dinosaurs under water. While most of the fossils found in the state are those of reptiles that lived in the sea (thalattosaurs, ichthyosaurs, mosasaurs, plesiosaurs, and turtles), some are those of birds and pterosaurs that soared above it. Other fossils come from terrestrial animals that died and were washed into the ocean. These include turtles, crocodiles, lizards, and dinosaurs such as armored ankylosaurs, duck-billed hadrosaurs, and a variety of carnivorous dinosaurs. This book tells the unsung sto ... More

Keywords: California, dinosaurs, terrestrial animals, turtles, crocodiles, lizards, armored ankylosaurs, duck-billed hadrosaurs, Mesozoic era

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780520233157
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520233157.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Hilton, author