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  Dinosaur Guide : Dinosaurs : 3D Dinosaur Pictures : Discovery Channel
Go beyond dinosaur pictures and view these fascinating enigmas in 3-D. Explore the age of the dinosaurs with these Discovery programs and see what prehistoric animals may really have looked like.
Explore 20 dinosaurs from all angles, compare their size to yours, and watch as animation brings these 80-million-year-old creatures to life.
Long after the dinosaurs had disappeated, these titans ruled the ice-age tundra.
dsc.discovery.com /guides/dinosaur/dinosaur.html   (242 words)

  Dinosaur National Monument - Dinosaur National Monument (U.S. National Park Service)
Dinosaur's climate is semiarid with temperatures averaging between 0 (F) to 30 (F) in January and 50 (F) to 100 (F) in July.
Dinosaurs were a remarkably successful group of animals.
The fossils at Dinosaur National Monument represent only 10 of the many dinosaur species that existed during that long era.
www.nps.gov /dino   (270 words)

  Dinosaur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Interpretations of dinosaur behavior are generally based on the pose of body fossils and their habitat, computer simulations of their biomechanics, and comparisons with modern animals in similar ecological niches.
Evidence of endothermism in dinosaurs includes the discovery of polar dinosaurs in Australia and Antarctica (where they would have experienced a cold, dark six-month winter), the discovery of dinosaurs whose feathers may have provided regulatory insulation, and analysis of blood-vessel structures that are typical of endotherms within dinosaur bone.
Dinosaur mania was exemplified by the fierce rivalry between Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, both of whom raced to be the first to find new dinosaurs in what came to be known as the Bone Wars.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dinosaur   (6863 words)

 Dinosaur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dinosaurs may have congregated in herds for defense, for migratory purposes, or to provide protection for their young.
Even if dinosaur DNA could be reconstructed, it would be exceedingly difficult to "grow" dinosaurs using current technology since no closely related species exist to provide zygotes or a suitable environment for embryonic development.
Unfortunately, many valuable dinosaur specimens were damaged or destroyed due to the pair's rough methods; for example, their diggers often used dynamite to unearth bones (a method modern paleontologists would find appalling).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dinosauria   (6863 words)

 Dinosaurs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dinosaurs were land-dwelling reptiles that walked with an erect stance.
Dinosaurs suddenly became extinct about 65 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous period, which was a time of high volcanic and tectonic activity.
Although dinosaurs' fossils have been known since 1818, the term dinosaur (deinos = terrifying; sauros = lizard) was coined by the English anatomist Sir Richard Owen in 1842.
www.cbv.ns.ca /marigold/history/dinosaurs/dinosaurs.html   (305 words)

 The Dinosauria
Dinosaurs, one of the most successful groups of animals (in terms of longevity) that have ever lived, evolved into many diverse sizes and shapes, with many equally diverse modes of living.
The creatures that we normally think of as dinosaurs lived during the Mesozoic Era, from late in the Triassic period (about 225 million years ago) until the end of the Cretaceous (about 65 million years ago).
Dinosaurs are a specific subgroup of the archosaurs, a group that also includes crocodiles, pterosaurs, and birds.
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu /diapsids/dinosaur.html   (487 words)

 Utah History Encyclopedia
The dinosaurs are a large group of reptiles belonging to the Archosauria ("ruling reptiles"), which also includes the pterosaurs, or "winged lizards"; crocodilians, the only surviving archosaurs; and the thecodonts, primitive "socket tooth" archosaurs, who were the ancestors of all other archosaurs.
The saurischian dinosaurs of the Triassic are represented by the Coelophysids, a small and primitive family of the theropods, and by the Prosauropods, smaller ancestors to the quadrupedal sauropods.
The lack of fossilized skeletal remains of dinosaurs does not reflect their absence in Utah, because the tracks of Triassic dinosaurs, as well as those of other reptiles, are found in the Chinle deposits of southern Utah and the equivalent Popo Agie Formation of northeastern Utah.
www.media.utah.edu /UHE/d/DINOSAURSOFUT.html   (2102 words)

 Dinosaurs in New Mexico
Dinosaur fossils have been found across all of New Mexico except for the southeastern corner of the state.
Dinosaur fossils were first collected in New Mexico during the 1880s, and the state's dinosaurs now are displayed in many museums throughout the world.
All Jurassic dinosaur bones from New Mexico are 140-150 million years old, and their fossils are found only in the northern half of the state.
museums.state.nm.us /nmmnh/sci_main.html   (1244 words)

 Microraptor gui - feathered dinosaur from Lianoning, China   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Earlier finds from Liaoning had hinted at the presence of featherlike structures on several dinosaur specimens, but critics charged that the structures were instead fibers of the protein collagen or that the fossils represented not dinosaurs but flightless birds.
Opponents of the bird-dinosaur connection also noted that no feathers were known from dromeosaurs-a group of small- to medium-size theropod dinosaurs that exhibit numerous traits in common with birds and are therefore widely held to be their closest relatives.
The dinosaur, Microraptor zhaoianus, is also touted as the smallest non-avian dinosaur yet discovered, and may also give key clues to the relationships between dromaeosaurs, troodontids, and modern birds.
www.dinosaur-world.com /feathered_dinosaurs/microraptor_gui.htm   (938 words)

 Sandia National Laboratories - News Releases
The sound is an approximation of the possible tones that the dinosaur crest was capable of producing.
The computer-modeling techniques used to create the dinosaur sound are the same ones Sandia uses to create complex, three-dimensional models for conducting computer simulations of problems that cannot be subjected to real-world tests.
Davidson said the same 3D imaging techniques can be used to analyze and predict the structural integrity of mounting brackets on aging airplanes, the internal structures of aging weapons, and the accurate reconstruction of the forces and mechanical failures associated with the crash of an airplane carrying nuclear weapons.
www.sandia.gov /media/dinosaur.htm   (1170 words)

 Dinosaur Theme Page
Dinosaur Dig Wooden dinosaur models are used with students in grades 3-12 to demonstrate a procedure a field paleontologist may use.
Dinosaur Babies, Fossils, and Make Your Own Dinosaur This lesson plan helps primary students to gain a better understanding of what fossils are and how to make their own.
Students are also expected to identify the dinosaur as a herbivore or a carnivore.
www.cln.org /themes/dinosaur.html   (1110 words)

 Dinosaurs: Facts and Fiction
Few subjects in the Earth sciences are as fascinating to the public as dinosaurs.
From a scientific viewpoint, however, the study of dinosaurs is important both for understanding the causes of past major extinctions of land animals and for understanding the changes in biological diversity caused by previous geological and climatic changes of the Earth.
A wealth of new information about dinosaurs has been learned over the past 30 years, and science's old ideas of dinosaurs as slow, clumsy beasts have been totally turned around.
pubs.usgs.gov /gip/dinosaurs   (0 words)

 Dinosaur National Monument | Utah.com
The largest quarry of Jurassic Period dinosaur bones ever discovered is the source of 200,000-acre Dinosaur National Monument's name.
About 350 tons of fossils, including full skeletons and remains of some dinosaur species that were previously unknown, were excavated by Douglass and his crew.
Dinosaur National Monument is also popular for white water rafting on the Green and Yampa Rivers.
www.utah.com /nationalsites/dinosaur.htm   (425 words)

 Dinosaur News
The remains of a fossilized "burrowing" dinosaur have been found in Lima, Montana and scientists say that the dinosaur may have been forced to dig in an...
Fossil hunters have found the remains of small dinosaurs that made their home in a burrow, a finding which implies the reptiles that once ruled the world could exploit a much wider habitat than thought.
Dinosaurs were the largest creatures ever to walk the Earth, but some had genetic signatures no bigger than those of modern hummingbirds, a study found.
www.topix.net /science/dinosaurs   (633 words)

 Dinosaur Encyclopedia
Divided into four sections--Fish and Invertebrates, Amphibians and Reptiles, Dinosaurs and Birds, and Mammals and Their Ancestors--the thick volume describes just what kinds of critters have walked, swum, slithered, and flown the earth.
Breathtaking photographs, realistic models, and full-page reconstructions of prehistoric environments allow the reader to enter the mysterious landscapes of these ancient behemoths, while comprehensive and easy-to-use text explores how animals evolved, how scientists find and use fossils, and when, where, and how various creatures lived and died.
The boys were just not satisfied with cutesy bedtime stories, they want to know details about animals, and the dinosaur age fascinates them.
www.halldictionary.com /store/books_0789479354_Dinosaur-Encyclopedia.html   (309 words)

Based on the movie of the same name, DINOSAUR follows the adventure of three ancient animals: Aladar, the iguanasaur; Flia, the pteradon; and Zini, a lemur.
As you have probably guessed from the Disney logo on the front of the packaging, Dinosaur is an action-adventure that is based on the Disney animated feature film of the same name.
The plot and dialogue of Dinosaur is irritating, but not as much as the awkward control and the substandard graphics.
www.psxa2z.com /gpgs/BT0280.html   (411 words)

 Dinosaur Games, Dinosaur Toys, Dinosaur Fossil Replicas, Dinosaur Books and more.
Dinosaur sounds are played when the dinosaur puzzle piece are properly placed!
Every dinosaur lover needs this dinosaur stamp set which includes 8 stamps, 5 colored pencils and 2 stamp pads.
Designed for the younger reader, this appealing book names real dinosaurs, but fictionalizes them with nonsense rhymes that describe their personalities and favorite activities.
thenaturestore.com /dinosaurs.htm   (282 words)

 ScienceDaily: U. Of Colorado Researcher Identifies Tracks Of Swimming Dinosaur In Wyoming
The dinosaur does not have a name, although Mickelson iscontinuing to look for bones and other remains that could be used toidentify and name the new species.
Dinosaur Footprints Trek Across The Southwest (October 21, 1997) -- The ghosts of dinosaurs still wander the vast open spaces ofthe American Southwest, as suggested by their fossilizedfootprints, a Penn State paleontologist said today (Oct. 20)at the annual meeting...
Hadrosaurus -- Hadrosaurus is a hadrosaurid dinosaur genus.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2005/10/051018071725.htm   (1753 words)

 Dinosaurs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The dinosaurs relied on the sun for warmth and may have died because it was too cold for them.
One of the smaller meat eating dinosaurs, this dinosaur was about the size of a 10 year old human.
This large dinosaur was a plant eater, it was 8 metres long (26ft) and weighed 1 1/2 tonnes.The spiney plates along its back were possibly for soaking up the heat from the sun.
www.oink.demon.co.uk /topics/dinosaur.htm   (563 words)

 Rare dinosaur nest of unhatched raptor eggs up for auction - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Cretaceous-era dinosaur nest was unearthed in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong in 1984 and privately sold.
Gerald Grellet-Tinner, a dinosaur expert at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, said such a fossilized nest is a "bonanza" find that can tell scientists a great deal about dinosaur growth and development.
Judging by the nest size and egg shape, Grellet-Tinner said he suspects the dinosaur was an oviraptor, a meat-eater with a large beak that ran on powerful hind legs.
www.usatoday.com /tech/science/2006-11-30-dinosaur-nest_x.htm   (361 words)

 TPWD: Dinosaur Valley State Park
History: Dinosaur Valley State Park, located just northwest of Glen Rose in Somervell County, is a 1524.72-acre, scenic park set astride the Paluxy River.
The land for the park was acquired from private owners under the State Parks Bonds Program during 1968 and opened to the public in 1972.
The dinosaur tracks are located in the riverbed, so please call ahead to check on river conditions.
www.tpwd.state.tx.us /park/dinosaur/dinosaur.htm   (661 words)

 Dinosaur - Rotten Tomatoes
Newton follows up her critically acclaimed roles in "Crash" and "The Pursuit of Happyness" by starring as the object of Eddie Murphy's affections in "Norbit." Click here to find out what critics are saying about the romantic comedy, and her performance in it.
Dinosaur does exactly what it should: Take the wee ones on a vicarious trip through an adventure both visually terrifying and emotionally thrilling at the same time.
Dinosaur is a fable, and a hugely and sometimes wondrously watchable one, even if its emotions retreat to certain levels of programmed predictability as the film proceeds.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/1097046-dinosaur   (807 words)

 Amazon.com: Dinosaur: Music: Dinosaur Jr.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When Dinosaur’s first record was released in 1985, it didn’t make much of a stir.
So Dinosaur JR is now touring the world again in the old and most legendary formation of Jay Mascis, Murph and Lou Barlow.
With this is also the release the of the first three Dinosaur JR album that they recorded before Lou left the band to start also legendary Sebadoh.
www.amazon.com /Dinosaur-Jr/dp/B0007NMKAI   (1469 words)

 Filmtracks: Dinosaur (James Newton Howard)
Dinosaur: (James Newton Howard) In many ways, Dinosaur charts a new direction for Disney, both in terms of animated films and music soundtrack albums.
Disney's soundtrack albums haven't really featured a whole lot of the scores from its animated films (even though there were some exceptions), and it feels like a breath of fresh air that Disney is finally releasing a score-only album to its recent animated film.
For the score to Dinosaur, James Newton Howard employs a full symphony orchestra, a few keyboards, and a chorus.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/dinosaur.html   (757 words)

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