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The Jurassic Period
The Jurassic Era started about 199 million years ago. A lot of animals had just become extinct at the end of the Triassic Period, and new animals evolved to fill their spots - these new animals were mostly dinosaurs, and soon there were dinosaurs everywhere.
Find out more about what's going on during the Jurassic period - read about the supercontinent of Pangaea, the formation of the Andes Mountains in South America, the earliest mammals, and the plants - mostly ferns, with some early pine trees and gingkos. Near the end of the Jurassic Period, the first birds with feathers evolved, too. But mostly the Jurassic was the time of the dinosaurs.
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