A prehistoric flying reptile, similar to birds. However, there is no direct evolutionary link between the two.
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 archaeopteryx shows characteristics of both birds and reptiles. It is probably the ancestor of birds.
Fish-like marine dinosaurs which resembled dolphins; a good example of convergent evolution.
An extinct group of Cephalopoda, with solid external skeletons. They are excellent index fossils.
This animation presents some animals and plants that lived between the Devonian and Permian periods (358–299 million years ago).
The Earth's continents have been in constant motion during the history of the planet.
Deinonychus antirrhopus, the 'terrible claw', was a carnivorous dromaeosaurid dinosaur.
The last Ice Age ended about 13 thousand years ago.
The ‘upright man’ used tools and could set fire.
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.
Quetzalcoatlus was one of the largest known flying animals of all time.
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.
Extinct proboscidea closely related to today's elephants, often hunted by prehistoric man.
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.
Geckos can walk on walls or even ceilings. The 3D scene explains this ability.
Chameleons are reptiles with an ability to change their colours.