Dinosaurs are a diverse group of reptiles that roamed the earth hundreds of thousands of years ago. Some of our most beloved pets derived from dinosaurs. They first appeared during the Triassic period, between 243 and 233.23 million years ago. The Triassic period was the beginning of the Jurassic period, which marked the beginning of an era of extinction.

We categorize dinosaurs by what they eat, where they live, and their special abilities. On this site we’ll discover the three major food habits of dinosaurs and the 15 main dinosaur types.

Omnivores are dinosaurs with a balanced diet of plants and meat. If you had chicken nuggets and carrots for lunch, you’d be an omnivore! Herbivores are like the vegetarians of dinosaurs. They ONLY eat plants. If you had a salad with lots of greens and veggies for dinner, you’d be a herbivore. Carnivores are the meat-eating dinosaurs. They don’t care for leafy greens and plants. If you had a huge plate of bacon for breakfast, you’d be a carnivore.