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Kulindadromeus fossils were recently found in a site in Siberia; several really well preserved partial skeletons and six complete skulls, which is amazing because small skulls rarely survive. This discovery was huge because it was the first plant-eating dinosaur scientists had examined which had feathers. This proved that not only…

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The only creature ever discovered to have a gliding membrane over its back legs instead of its front legs, the Sharovipteryx was a very weird looking reptile. It was discovered in 1965 when a really detailed fossil was found. The fossil clearly showed all the bones and even some of…

Dino Gallery Protoceratops sheep of the late cretaceous
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Protoceratops lived in the part of the world now known as Asia. Scientists believe that they laid eggs in sandy nests near ponds and rivers, a bit like a turtle. The mother dinosaurs would look after their young in the nests until they were old enough to leave. One of…

Dino Gallery Metoposaurus description
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Long tail. Very broad but flat head. Weak legs on land but good for swimming. Ate fish. Amphibian that lived mainly in swamps. Metoposaurus looked like a gigantic crocodile with its long tail and stubby little legs. It would have been about 10ft long and its head looked like something…

Dino Gallery Pachycephalosaurus description
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Skull bones could be up to 25cm thick – good for ramming into enemies. Lived and roamed in herds. Looks scary but was a herbivore. Sharp,serrated teeth were good at shredding leaves. Walked on two strong back legs. Good eye sight. The Pachycephalosaurus is a bit of a mystery because…

Dino Gallery_Cuties Sharovipteryx
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Sharovipteryx was unique – it was one of the first reptiles to take to the air. Unlike the famous pterosaurs, Sharovipteryx wasn’t capable of powered flight (taking off from the ground) but only gliding from branch to branch, much like the gliding lizards of today.

Dino Gallery_Cuties Protocerotops-frill
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Protoceratops was one of the smaller known dinosaurs, and a favourite prey of the velociraptor. This means that, like velociraptor, it was present in the Cretaceous period in Earth’s history. Protoceratops was likely one of the first frilled dinosaurs, a member of the same group as the famous Triceratops. It…