The Age of Reptiles in Three Acts

  • Published on:  5/2/2018
  • Viewers like you help make PBS (Thank you 😃) . Support your local PBS Member Station here: emerged from the Paleozoic as humble creatures, but in time, they grew to become some of the largest forms of life ever to stomp, swim, and soar across the planet. This Age of Reptiles was a spectacular prehistoric epic, and it all took place in a single era: the Mesozoic.This episode (as well as most episodes of Eons) features beautiful paleoart from Studio 252mya. We dare you to try to not spend hours looking at their work: And thanks as always to Nobumichi Tamura for allowing us to use his wonderful paleoart: in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: to follow Eons elsewhere on the internet?Facebook - - -


  • Iain Hansen
    Iain Hansen a years ago+2161

    It’s like a Shakespeare play but with even more cold blooded characters

  • Turmunhk Ganba
    Turmunhk Ganba a years ago+343

    Could you cover the evolution of blood from simple circulatory systems to how modern traits emerged?

  • Invincible Nightmare
    Invincible Nightmare a years ago+322

    You should do an episode about pollinators, how they became a thing and how their relationship with plants evolved through time. How the first plants dealt with the non-existence of animal pollinators, etc.

  • F Smithuis
    F Smithuis a years ago+438

    This video could be made for every era of life's history, keep up the great work

  • Henrique Watanabe
    Henrique Watanabe a years ago+201

    May you do a video about the "Age of the Mammals"? Please!🐘

  • CintreuseGrande
    CintreuseGrande a years ago+166

    I asked for a video about the sauropod evolution like 6 months ago. I am so incredibly happy with the quality of the information in this video. Thanks for listening to your community 💗

  • Bryce McKenzie
    Bryce McKenzie a years ago+380

    A video on the evolution of specific Dinosaur species would be great. Like the Evolution of Tyrannosaurids or Ceratopsians.
    Thank you for a great video.

  • Reid Norman
    Reid Norman a years ago+396

    How about the unique evolution of the Pterosaurs? No? Ok......

  • ozdergecko
    ozdergecko a years ago+130

    Thanks, Blake, for trying to talk slower. It didn't always work, but it's getting a lot better.

  • PB Lobster
    PB Lobster a years ago+58

    Prehistoric Australia because it was and is still today very isolated

  • david garcia
    david garcia a years ago+72

    Archosaurs are truly amazing since they are only two surviving members: Birds & Crocodilians.

  • Nature's Compendium
    Nature's Compendium a years ago+77

    I love PBS Eons

  • Bryce McKenzie
    Bryce McKenzie a years ago+332

    This is a very beautiful rendition of Tyrannosaurus. While I absolutely love it, I feel the Rex would be more Leathery than floof.
    Judging by its predatory and scavenger behaviors, it would probably be balder around the face, neck, and lower legs, but would be feathered on it's crown and down it's back, potentially over its belly. This is inferred based on large (cassowary) and scavenging (vultures) birds, and the little fossil evidence we have.
    A video on the subject of Dinosaurian feathering in non Avian and non Paravian Dinosaurs would be fascinating. Thank you.

  • Anonymous Freak
    Anonymous Freak a years ago+65

    "but look how cool they look!" can cover ANY scientifically inaccurate drawing! :-D

  • Jon Laing
    Jon Laing a years ago+50

    I'd like to see something about the evolution of the modern beak. I've seen a couple things about it, but nothing really went into satisfactory detail. To the layperson it looks like therapods went from sharp teeth to beaks overnight. I'm wondering what the transitional forms looked like, and how they were more useful than the jaws of their predecessors. A video on that would be awesome.

  • waffleless
    waffleless a years ago+21

    Leaving this here for later

  • Ralph Ize
    Ralph Ize a years ago+58

    Eons is able to make lecture level speeches enjoyable

  • G0diear 16
    G0diear 16 a years ago+177

    Bigger doesn't mean better

  • Reid Norman
    Reid Norman a years ago+116

    I got here with 65 views and 65 likes. You're all good people.

  • D H
    D H a years ago+24

    Suggestions that would make re-watching Eons fun and may be helpful for teaching it:
    1) More of these Ages by acts
    2) Playlist by Age & Chronological Order
    3) Feel free to go DEEP. I'd love some more deep dives for each slice.
    Love Eons! Keep this up, how do we help you get to make more of these per week?!