The Marshall Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals

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The Marshall Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals is a book published by Chartwell Books inc. The book is an encyclopedia to extinct vertebrate animals that lived in prehistoric times.

List of Extinct Species featured in the Book[edit]

Fish[edit]

Amphibians[edit]

Early Tetrapods

Lepospondyls

Reptiles[edit]

Early Reptiles

Turtles, Tortoises, and Terrapins

Semi-Aquatic and Marine Reptiles

Marine Reptiles

Early Diapsids

Snakes and Lizards

Ruling Reptiles[edit]

Early Ruling Reptiles

Crocodiles

Flying Reptiles

Carnivorous Dinosaurs

Early Herbivorous Dinosaurs

Long-necked Browsing Dinosaurs

Fabrosaurs, Heterodontosaurs, and Pachycephalosaurs

Hypsilophodonts

Iguanodonts

Duckbilled Dinosaurs

Armored Dinosaurs

Horned Dinosaurs

Birds[edit]

Early and Flightless Birds

Water and Land Birds

Mammal-like Reptiles[edit]

Pelycosaurs

Theraspids

Mammals[edit]

Primitive Mammals

Marsupials

Glyptodonts, Sloths, Armadillos, and Anteaters

Insectovores and Creodonts

Mustelids and Bears

Dogs and Hyenas

Cats and Mongooses

Seals, Sealions, and Walruses

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

Early Rooters and Browsers

Early Elephants

Mastodonts, Mammoths, and Modern Elephants

South American Hoofed Mammals

Horses

Tapirs and Brontotheres

Rhinoceroses

Swine and Hippopotamuses

Oreodonts and Early Horned Browsers

Camels

Giraffes, Deer, and Cattle

Rodents, Rabbits, and Hares

Lemurs and Monkeys

Apes

Humans

Inaccuracies[edit]

  • Saltopus is no longer considered a Dinosaur, but rather a dinosauriform
  • The reconstructions of certain dinosaurs (such as Oviraptor and Velociraptor) would have shown them with feathers
  • Teratosaurus is no longer considered a Dinosaur, but rather a rauisuchian
  • Spinosaurus is illustrated with a skull similar to Tyrannosaurus then to Baryonyx
  • Also, Baryonyx would be considered in the family Spinosauridae, it didn't have its own family Baryonychidae
  • Sauropods didn't raise their necks in the traditional swan-like fashion
  • Dinosaurs like Pachycephalosaurus are no longer believed to have butted heads like goats
  • Anatosaurus is no longer a valid genus
  • The scales of Stegosaurus and Triceratops are over-sized
  • The shields of ceratopsians are no longer believed to have been used for defense
  • Palaelodus ambiguus is reconstructed with an incorrect head
  • The illustrations of Zygorhiza and Basilosaurus do not have vestigial fins
  • ericiolacerta is shown with a skull similar to that of regisaurus.as well some information in the book applies more to regisaurus than to ericiolacerta