Recent discoveries suggest that modern day Zambia and Tanzania in Africa may have been the early birthplace of the dinosaur long before they roamed the rest of the earth, however most failed to survive a mass extinction some 252 million years ago at the end of the Permian period. Today large swathes of Africa remain unexplored so doubtlessly the forthcoming years will lead to new discoveries as to the extent of the reach of dinosaurs across the continent. We're working on making this a comprehensive and complete A to Z list of Africa dinosaurs together with information and pictures about each of the dinosaurs. Is there a real, living dinosaur still alive in Africa? Find out about the Mokele Mbembe here.
The Aardonyx lived during the early Jurassic period mainly in modern day South Africa.
The Abrictosaurus dinosaur lived
during the early Jurassic period in modern South Africa.
This dinosaur lived during the mid
to late Cretaceous period in modern
day Niger, Egypt & Sahara.
The 30ft long Afrovenator lived during the mid-Jurassic period in locations around modern day Niger.
The 30ft long Algoasaurus lived during the Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous period around South Africa.
This 39ft dinosaur also lived in America and modern day Tanzania around 155 million years ago.
The Angolatitan was discovered in modern day Angola in 2011 and lived some 90 million years ago.
The 30ft long Antetonitrus was a sauropod that lived 205 million years ago in South Africa.
The herbivore Arcusaurus lived 190-200 million years ago in modern day South Africa.
165 million years ago the 50ft long and 10-15 ton Atlasaurus strode around modern day Morocco.
This herbivore, weighed 10 tons and grew to 50ft long and lived 150 million years in modern day Tanzania.
This dinosaur lived in North Africa about 95 million years ago and weighed 7 tons growing to forty feet long.
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