Balaur bondoc is a uniquely specialized species of carnivorous (theropod) dinosaur which lived in what is now Romania during the latter part of the Late Cretaceous. Balaur was described by scientists in August 2010, and was named after the balaur (Romanian pronunciation: [baˈla.ur]), a dragon of Romanian folklore.
Purple Dawn : Dinosaurs; Earth's nocturnal purple glow and lower gravity during the age of the dinosaurs. A thick atmosphere would have further allowed for the flight of pteranodons and giant insects that we know once existed. Mars can be seen as a dark dot against Saturn's dull disk. (this image represents the Mesozoic age, i.e. 110 -230 million years ago)