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In the Time of Dinosaurs is the second book in the Megamorphs series, a spinoff of the Animorphs series. With respect to continuity, it takes place between Books #18: The Decision and #19: The Departure.

Official DescriptionEdit

We could blame everything that happened on Marco. He was the one who heard about the downed submarine. He was the one who thought we should check it out. And everyone knows that if Marco's up to a challenge, I'm definitely there.

Everything was going fine. Until the explosion. An explosion that blows us millions of years back in time. Back to the age of dinosaurs. Now Tobias, Cassie, Marco, Ax, Jake and I are fighting for our lives with every step we take. But that's not our biggest problem. Our biggest problem is we have no idea how to get back to our own time ...[1]


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Promotional poster for Megamorphs

MorphsEdit

Morpher Morphs acquired Morphs used
Jake T-Rex Dolphin, Peregrine Falcon, T-Rex
Rachel Deinonychus Dolphin, Grizzly Bear, Deinonychus
Cassie T-Rex Dolphin, Osprey, T-Rex
Marco T-Rex Dolphin, Osprey, T-Rex
Tobias Deinonychus Dolphin, Human, Deinonychus
Ax Dolphin, T-Rex Dolphin, Human, Northern Harrier, T-Rex
  • Note: at the end, since it appears that the collapse of a Sario Rip negates any physical consequences that took place for those involved in the rip, the Animorphs lost the dinosaur morphs they acquired while they were in the past and can't morph into them anymore upon returning to the present.

TriviaEdit

  • All six megamorphs 2 time of dinosaurs covers

    All six Megamorphs 2 covers, one for each character mirrored in the corresponding inside cover. Note that the covers of the actual books say IN THE TIME OF DINOSAURS in the middle, not <NO ONE KNOWS WHO WE ARE> which is what is shown in the above images downloaded from the official web site.

    Megamorphs #2 was originally a big summer event for Animorphs. There was a lot of advertising put into it months before its release, with posters and special book stands for book sales that were given out. It also stands as the only Megamorph to have seven versions of its cover, each with a different color front, which reflected to a different Animorph in the inside cover: Jake, Rachel, Marco, Cassie, Tobias, and Ax. The 7th inside cover consisted of all of their covers combined in a 2 by 3 grid.
  • Ax and Tobias are the only two that don't have a secondary morph in the inside covers because their natural bodies are actually their battle 'morphs'.
  • The Megamorphs aren't the only books in the series that provide narration from more than one Animorph at a time. In Animorphs #19: The Departure, Jake provided narration for at least one chapter when Cassie couldn't. In #54: The Beginning, the book itself acted as a Megamorph by giving narration from most of the Animorphs one last time before the series ended. Lastly, The Hork-Bajir Chronicles, also provided a narration from both Aldrea and the Yeerk Esplin (Later Visser Three)[2]

Gallery of all American covers and inside covers (7 total)Edit

Gallery (other US images)Edit

International CoversEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Scholastic.com/Animorphs
  2. HiracDelest


Books
Main Series #1 The Invasion | #2 The Visitor | #3 The Encounter | #4 The Message | #5 The Predator | #6 The Capture | #7 The Stranger | #8 The Alien | #9 The Secret | #10 The Android | #11 The Forgotten | #12 The Reaction | #13 The Change | #14 The Unknown | #15 The Escape | #16 The Warning | #17 The Underground | #18 The Decision | #19 The Departure | #20 The Discovery | #21 The Threat | #22 The Solution | #23 The Pretender | #24 The Suspicion | #25 The Extreme | #26 The Attack | #27 The Exposed | #28 The Experiment | #29 The Sickness | #30 The Reunion | #31 The Conspiracy | #32 The Separation | #33 The Illusion | #34 The Prophecy | #35 The Proposal | #36 The Mutation | #37 The Weakness | #38 The Arrival | #39 The Hidden | #40 The Other | #41 The Familiar | #42 The Journey | #43 The Test | #44 The Unexpected | #45 The Revelation | #46 The Deception | #47 The Resistance | #48 The Return | #49 The Diversion | #50 The Ultimate | #51 The Absolute | #52 The Sacrifice | #53 The Answer | #54 The Beginning
Megamorphs The Andalite's Gift | In the Time of Dinosaurs | Elfangor's Secret | Back to Before
Chronicles The Andalite Chronicles | The Hork-Bajir Chronicles | VISSER | The Ellimist Chronicles
Alternamorphs The First Journey | The Next Passage
TV Tie-Ins Meet the Stars of Animorphs

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