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Scientists have had to make a lot of assumptions about Therizinosaurus, as only a few bone fragments have ever been found. For example; they have never found a skull, so have used what they know about other dinosaurs of the theropod suborder to predict that it was a herbivore. They…

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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…

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Bunostegos was only discovered a few years ago. It lived in a very hot, arid desert in the centre of Pangaea about 260 million years ago. Because this desert was isolated, creatures survived there long after they had become extinct in other areas of the supercontinent. Bunostegos ate plants, and there…

Dino Gallery Brachiosaurus drawing
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The Brachiosaurus is one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered. Fossils were first found in 1900 in North America but they didn’t go on display to the public until 1994. Brachiosaurus belongs to a group of dinosaurs called Sauropods; this family also includes other gentle giants Apatosaurus and Diplodocus. They…

Dino Gallery Titanosaur decription
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Ate plants. Long neck to reach the young leaves on the tops of trees. Could be up to 18m long. Name means ‘titanic lizard’. Its huge size made it a very slow dinosaur. Skin was armoured with small bony scales. Titanosaurs were the last of the really big dinosaurs before…

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…

Cool Reads Anthropocene-era
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You might have heard about prehistoric times being called things like ‘the Jurassic period’, ‘the Cerozoic era’ or ‘the Cretaceous period’. These are all based on a Geological time scale – splitting the years by how the earth looked and what was alive. Scientists decided on these different eras by…

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