Beipiaosaurus

Beipiaosaurus

Beipiaosaurus Beipiaosaurus¬†is a¬†genus¬†of¬†therizinosauroid¬†theropod¬†dinosaurs¬†that lived in¬†Asia¬†during the¬†Early Cretaceous¬†in the¬†Yixian Formation. The first remains were found in 1996 and formally described in 1999. Before the discovery of¬†Yutyrannus, they were among the largest dinosaurs known from direct evidence to be feathered.¬†Beipiaosaurus¬†is known from three reported specimens preserving numerous impressions of feather structures that allowed to determine the feathering […]

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sauroposeidon

Sauroposeidon

Sauroposeidon Sauroposeidon¬†meaning “lizard¬†earthquake¬†god”, after the Greek god¬†Poseidon) is a¬†genus¬†of¬†sauropod¬†dinosaur¬†known from several incomplete specimens including a bone bed and fossilized trackways that have been found in the American states of¬†Oklahoma,¬†Wyoming, and¬†Texas. The¬†fossils¬†were found in rocks dating from near the end of the¬†Early Cretaceous¬†, a time when sauropod diversity in North America had greatly diminished. It was […]

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Apatosaurus

Apatosaurus

Apatosaurus Apatosaurus¬†is a genus of sauropod dinosaurs that lived in North America during the¬†Late¬†Jurassic¬†period. Othniel Charles Marsh described and named the first-known species,¬†A. ajax¬†in 1877, and a second species,¬†A. louisae, was discovered and named by William H. Holland in 1916. They lived about 152 to 151 million years ago (mya), during the early Tithonian age, […]

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brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus Brachiosaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived in North America during the Late Jurassic, about 154‚Äď153 million years ago. It was first described by American paleontologist Elmer S. Riggs in 1903 from fossils found in the Colorado River valley in western Colorado, United States. Short Brachiosaurus Facts Their names mean ‚Äúarm lizards‚ÄĚ […]

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Deinocheirus

Deinocheirus

Deinocheirus Deinocheirus is a genus of large ornithomimosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous around 70 million years ago. The first known fossil remains of Deinocheirus were discovered by Polish palaeontologist Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska on July 9, 1965 in the Nemegt Formation of Mongolia. In 1970, this specimen became the holotype of the only species within the genus, Deinocheirus mirificus; the […]

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Herrerasaurus by Vlad Konstantinov

Herrerasaurus

Herrerasaurus was one of the earliest dinosaurs. Its name means “Herrera’s lizard”, after the rancher who discovered the first specimen in 1958 in South America. All known fossils of this carnivore have been discovered in the Ischigualasto Formation of Carnian age (late Triassic according to the ICS, dated to 231.4 million years ago) in northwestern […]

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Dinosaur With Long Neck

Dinosaurs with long neck Which dinosaur has the longest neck?  Find out who are the long necked dinosaurs, facts, pictures and information about them. Long Neck Dinosaurs When we think of a dinosaurs with long necks then we are usually thinking of members of the (plant eating) sauropod classification of dinosaurs. They have long necks and tails, small […]

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Types of dinosaurs

Types of dinosaurs

Types of dinosaurs There are different ways to group dinosaurs according to different characteristics, but mainly the most interesting way of classifying them is the one that distinguishes between saurischia and ornithischians according to the way the hip of these reptiles was projected. Saurischians were those dinosaurs that had a type of hip known as […]

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triceratops

Triceratops

Triceratops Triceratops is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaur that first appeared during the late Maastrichtian stage of the late Cretaceous period, about 68 million years ago in what is now North America. This dinosaur was first discovered near Denver, Colorado in 1887. When it was first discovered it was believed to have been an unusual […]

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