Living in the Shadows of Dinosaurs
In addition to the dinosaurs, many other animals lived in the Morrison envirnoment including other reptiles, fish, amphibians, insects and even mammals. Many of these creatures, we know about from very limited and small fragements of bone material.
Artist rendition of Opisthias.
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Dinochelys may have lived a life similar to that of modern river and pond turtles.
Glyptops probably lived a life similar to that of modern turtles.
Hoplosuchus is a long-limbed, running, terrestrial crocodile.
Opisthias rarus is a lizard-like reptile known as a sphenodont that reached a length of a foot or more.
Paramacellodus is a small lizard with short, blunt teeth.
The name of this Jurrasic Salamander means "rainbow newt" since it was found in the Rainbow Park area of Dinosaur National Monument.
This small Jurassic frog with a body length of about half an inch has only been found at Dinosaur.
Though it was the size rat, this Jurrassic mammal was not a rodent.