10 Best Dinosaur Books in 2020

10 Best Dinosaur Books in 2020

10 Best Dinosaur Books in 2020 Tons of dinosaur books are written every year for kids, but if you want the most reliable, up-to-date information it’s best to consult literature aimed at science-minded teenagers and adults (or even other scientists). Here’s our list of the 10 best, most essential, readable, and scientifically accurate books about […]

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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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Procompsognathus

Procompsognathus Procompsognathus /ĖŒproŹŠkɒmpĖˆsÉ’É”nəĪøəs/ 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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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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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 ĪŗĪ±Ī¼Ļ€Ļ„ĪæĻ‚ (kamptos) meaning ‘bent’ and ĻƒĪ±Ļ…ĻĪæĻ‚ (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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Giraffatitan

Giraffatitan

Giraffatitan GiraffatitanĀ (name meaning “titanicĀ giraffe”) is aĀ genusĀ ofĀ sauropodĀ  dinosaurĀ  that lived during the lateĀ JurassicĀ PeriodĀ (Kimmeridgianā€“TithonianĀ stages). It was originally named as an African species ofĀ  Brachiosaurus Ā (B.Ā brancai), but this has since been changed.Ā  GiraffatitanĀ  was for many decades known as the largest dinosaur but recent discoveries of several larger dinosaurs prove otherwise; giantĀ titanosauriansĀ appear to have surpassedĀ GiraffatitanĀ in terms of sheer […]

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Gasosaurus

Gasosaurus

Gasosaurus Gasosaurus is a genus of tetanuran theropod that lived approximately 171.6 to 161.2 million years ago during the middle of the Jurassic Period. The name “Gasosaurus” is derived from the English “gasoline” and the  Greek ĻƒĪ±įæ¦ĻĪæĻ‚ (sauros) (“lizard / generic reptile”). Only one species is currently recognised, G. constructus, from which the specific name honours the gasoline company that found the Dashanpu fossil quarry […]

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bruhathkayosaurus

Bruhathkayosaurus

Bruhathkayosaurus Bruhathkayosaurus  meaning “huge-bodied lizard”) is a genus of  dinosaur found in the Kallemedu Formation of India. The fragmentary remains were originally described as a theropod but later publications listed it as a sauropod. Estimates by researchers exceed those of the  titanosaur Argentinosaurus, as longer than 35 metres (115 ft) and weighing over 80-200 tons. All the estimates are based […]

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megalosaurus

Megalosaurus

Megalosaurus Megalosaurus, (meaning ā€œGreat Lizardā€), is a genus of large meat-eating theropod dinosaurs of the Middle Jurassic period (Bathonian stage, 166 million years ago) of Southern England. Although fossils from other areas have been assigned to the genus, the only certain remains of Megalosaurus come from Oxfordshire and date to the late Middle Jurassic. The type species is Megalosaurus bucklandii, named […]

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crazy beast

Madagascar’s prehistoric ‘crazy beast’ sheds light on mammalian evolution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A prehistoric opossum-sized critter dubbed the ā€œcrazy beastā€ that inhabited Madagascar at the end of the age of dinosaurs is providing scientists insight into early mammalian evolution even as they scratch their heads over its bewildering anatomy. Researchers on Wednesday described an exquisitely preserved fossil of the plant-eating mammal named Adalatherium hui, […]

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