Dinosaurs were cold too

Dinosaurs were cold too

Dinosaurs were cold too AĀ team of paleontologists from France and China has shown thatĀ during a part of the Lower Cretaceous, temperatures were colder than previously assumedĀ , which implies that in the age of the dinosaurs the climate was not always warm. The paleontologists authors of the study determined the temperatures of the time from fossils of […]

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Paraceratherium-transouralicum

When mammals replaced dinosaurs

When dinosaurs became extinct 65 million ago, mammals began to grow, multiplying their size by a thousand in some cases. This is the case of  Deinotherium, a distant relative of elephants that disappeared 2.7 million years ago and weighed 17.00 kilograms. “The dinosaurs disappear and, suddenly, nobody else eats the vegetation. That means a great availability of food , […]

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Diplodocus

The most famous dinosaurs of prehistory

The firstĀ dinosaursĀ evolved during the middle to late Triassic period, about 230 million years ago, in the part of the super continent ofĀ PangeaĀ that currently corresponds to South America.Ā Before that, the dominant terrestrial reptiles were archosaurs (dominant reptiles), therapsids (mammal-like reptiles), and pelycosaurs (such as the Dimetrodon that lived during the Permian period).Ā The earliest archosaurs are believed […]

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Flying dinosaurs

Flying dinosaurs

Everything about flying dinosaurs or pterosaurs (winged reptiles) is really wonderful. Compared to other more well-known and studied species of dinosaurs, scientists have found it a bit more difficult to agree on these creatures, because archaeological findings have not been as abundant and illuminating. However, today there is a lot of information in this regard, and most specialists agree […]

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Smaller dinosaurs

Smaller dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are always evoked as beings of great dimensions, but a large number of species of this type of reptile were not so large. There are dinosaurs of many types, weights, heights and sizes and it should be noted that there were actually more small dinosaurs than huge ones. Small dinosaurs could be even smaller than dogs […]

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