Compsognathus is a Greek word meaning “elegant” “refined” or “dainty” so it makes sense that this word would be the name of the smallest dinosaurs discovered yet. Members of this species of dinosaur could grow to the size of a turkey. Today there are plenty of birds much smaller than a turkey but in the time of dinosaurs, this tiny ...
(B) Tyrannosaurus Sue
Paleontologist Sue Hendrickson discovered a complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton to date in 1990. The skeleton was found in South Dakota and soon garnered the nickname Tyrannosaurus Sue after the scientist who found the remains. The fossilized skeleton of Tyrannosaurus Sue is now housed in the Field Museum in Chicago Illinois.
This fossil was auctioned off ...
Most of us are pretty familiar with, and fond of every child’s favorite friendly dinosaur. You know the big jolly purple guy that carries around a make believe bag and teaches kids valuable life lessons in the most fun way possible. It might be difficult to believe knowing the disposition and dangerousness of the mighty T-Rex but Barney the purple dinosaur is a ...
The dinosaurs belonged to the reptiles group within the animal kingdom. Reptiles are defined as a vertebrate animal class that includes snakes, lizards, turtles, crocodiles, and tortoises. Reptiles have dry skin covered in scales and typically lay soft eggs.
The reptiles that still live today are highly likely to have dinosaurs as ancestors. In fact ...
(B) Tyrannosaurus Rex
One could easily say that the Tyrannosaurus Rex is the most famous and perhaps most popular of all dinosaurs. The hulking beast that stood 13 feet high and 23 feet long leaves an impression for sure. T-Rex is known as the king of the dinosaurs and his name means “tyrant lizard” in Greek. Any dinosaur lover is probably going to have some of these facts ...
(C) Amur River
The Amurosaurus was a duck-billed herbivore that lived in Eastern Asia around 66 million years ago. The name of this dinosaur comes from where its fossilized remains have been found. The Amur river runs through the area of Eastern Asia where the skeletons of the Amurosaurus have been found. This is how the dinosaur got its name which translates to “Amur ...
(A) South Dakota
There’s always a lot of talk about the biggest dinosaurs, the most dangerous ones, the longest ones, or the heaviest ones but it’s not often that the smaller guys are talked about. The Saltopus was the smallest dinosaur of all. The Saltopus was about the size of a common house cat coming in at 31 to 39 inches long and weighing only about 2.2 ...
Most paleontologists refer to Seismosaurus, the "earthquake lizard," as a "deprecated genus"--that is, a dinosaur that was once thought to be unique, but has since been demonstrated to belong to an already existing genus.
Paleontologists- Who study of life that existed prior to, and sometimes including, the start of the Holocene Epoch.
(B) At Field Museum In Chicago
The Tyrannosaurus Rex’s primary diet included both small and large animals. Scientists believe that this hulking beast whose name means “tyrant lizard” could eat up to 500 pounds of meat in one bite. Two or three humans would have been a mere bite-sized snack for the T-Rex. Fossils of the T-Rex’s prey have included the Triceratops ...
Bears usually eat a variety of plants, berries, and insects on a daily basis. Contrary to popular belief, they are not blood-thirsty carnivores. Bears are omnivores, meaning they eat both meat and plants. They are usually an apex predator, at the top of the food chain in their environment. Because of this, they rarely have to hunt or forage for food, and are simply able to steal food from ...