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.

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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:

1) Anchisaurus

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).

 

2) Coelophysis

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.

 

3) Grallator

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.