Image: Map of world: Middle Jurassic

Map of world: Middle Jurassic

Middle Jurassic – 175 million years ago.

Ronald Blakey
© Ronald Blakey


Fast facts

  • Climate: no polar ice caps, warm and increasingly humid, carbon dioxide levels about seven times higher than today
  • Main dinosaurs: theropods, sauropods, early stegosaurs and hypsilophodontians
  • Main plants: horsetails, club-mosses, ginkgoes, ferns, cycads and conifers
  • Other animals: fishes, plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs dominate the sea; long-tailed pterosaurs still rule the air; advanced amphibians such as frogs appear

Additional information

BY Ron Blakey only for use in 2008 Dinosaurs exhibition and associated website.

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