What Type Of Dinosaurs Were In Utica, Rome, And Syracuse?
If you have ever wondered about what extinct creatures once roamed right here in the Utica, Rome, and Syracuse areas, there’s a map for that.
Ancient Earth Globe is an online, interactive map that allows users to research what any area of the world might have looked like at a given point in prehistoric times. The map will show you what Earth looked like at a given point in time.
You select the time using a drop-down menu, with options ranging from 20 million to 750 million years ago. You can take it a step further by typing the name of any location in the City Name box. A red pin will appear in the correct location, along with a list of fossils found near the area."
The map is extremely easy to use, and free too. So check it out online.
What Type Of Dinosaurs Roamed The Central New York Area?
According to this map, at least three species of dinosaurs roamed our region in Upstate New York:
Anchisaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in Massachusetts and New York. According to Wikipedia, Anchisaurus was a small dinosaur. It's length was just over 2 meters (6.6 ft), and It probably weighed around 27 kilograms (60 lb).
Coelophysis was a carnivore. According to Dinosaur Pictures, it lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited Africa and North America.
At three feet tall and nine feet long, with a body weight of some 30 pounds, Coelophysis is a dainty dinosaur from the Triassic, before heavyweight forms began to evolve. She had small, but still-useful forelimbs, and the first wishbone known to paleontology.
Experts predict that she was a sharp-eyed, fleet-footed predator of small game with excellent depth perception.
Grallator was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Australia. Its fossils have been found in places all over the world, including in the New York region.