brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus Brachiosaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived in North America during the Late Jurassic, about 154153 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 arm lizards […]

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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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Saichania

Saichania

Saichania Saichania (Mongolian meaning “beautiful one”) is a genus of herbivorous  ankylosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous period  of Mongolia and  China. The first fossils of Saichania were found in the early 1970s in Mongolia. In 1977 the type species Saichania chulsanensis was named. The description of this species has been based on limited fossil material; especially the rear of the animal is not well known. Saichania was over five […]

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Struthiomimus

Struthiomimus

Struthiomimus Struthiomimus (meaning “ostrich mimic”, from the Greek  stroutheios  meaning “of the ostrich” and mimos meaning “mimic” or “imitator”) is a genus of ornithomimid dinosaurs from the late Cretaceous of North America. Ornithomimids were long-legged, bipedal, ostrich-like dinosaurs  with toothless beaks. The type species, Struthiomimus altus, is one of the more common small dinosaurs found in Dinosaur Provincial Park; its abundance suggests that these animals were herbivores or  omnivores  rather than pure carnivores. Quick […]

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Procompsognathus

Procompsognathus Procompsognathus /prokmps氶n庛s/ is an extinct genus of coelophysid theropod dinosaur that lived approximately 210 million years ago during the later part of the Triassic Period, in what is now Germany.  Procompsognathus was a small-sized, lightly built, ground-dwelling,  bipedal carnivore, that could grow up to 1 m (3.3 ft) long. Quick Procompsognathus Facts Lived in what is now known as Germany Could run as fast as an ostrich Weighed as much as […]

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Camptosaurus

Camptosaurus

Camptosaurus Camptosaurus is a genus of plant-eating, beaked ornithischian dinosaurs  of the Late Jurassic period of western North America. The name means ‘flexible lizard’ (Greek 庥帢弮怷 (kamptos) meaning ‘bent’ and 帢怷 (sauros) meaning ‘lizard’). Quick Camptosaurus Facts Lived in what is now known as Europe and North America As long as 1/2 the length of a semi-trailer Weighed as much as 2 Grizzly Bears […]

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