Asia during the Cretaceous
During the Cretaceous terrestrial areas of the planet were half less than today. Oceans cover more space now. The largest continent - Asia covering most of the land. To the south of Asia, where rising Himalaya mountains, there was a chain of hilly islands and lagoons. Most of dinosaur remains from this period have been found in Mongolia and China.
More birds flying in the sky. Among them is a little like a sparrow sinornis. Pterosaurs, however, were significantly higher. The wingspan of 3 meters dzungaripterusa exceeded.
The name "oviraptor" means "egg thief". When fossils of this species were found in Mongolia found around eggshells. Then the researchers suggested that oviraptorite ate the eggs of other donozavri, but now experts tend to agree that open oviraptor died in his own nest.
Today, most of Mongolia is dry and windy cold. 80 million years ago, it was also relatively dry but slightly warmer. Covered with armor saichania dinosaur-like tank 6 m long, feed on low plants. He was ready to strike a healthy predator with a hammer-shaped end of its tail.
Protoceratops guarding her nest of alleged thief as oviraptor eggs. And the fastest runner at that time was Gallimimus ratites..One striking finding of a group of fossils in the sands of East Asia shows a deadly battle between two dinosaurs that took place 80 million years ago. Protoceratops cousin of Triceratops.
He had the size of a pig. He was attacked by a ferocious predator Velociraptor, but both opponents died in this battle.
One of the strangest dinosaurs so-called ostrich dinosaurs, including the Gallimimus.
Size and structure of the body, they are very reminiscent of today's ostriches. They differ in the long tail bone and covered with scales instead of feathers, leather. Ratites dinosaurs were born runners and developed very high speed. Their long snout and Eastern resembled the beak. Most of them even had no teeth.