Characteristics of the Ornithischia order of dinosaurs
By: Fran Moriarty
Dinosaurs are a type of reptile that existed millions of years ago. They thrived for nearly 165 million years. The last dinosaur died off nearly 65 million years ago. The only evidence that these majestic creatures existed are fossil remains. Based on the study of...
Can scientists clone dinosaurs?
By: Fran Moriarty
Technology seems to be the master of this world. It can do anything. Michael Crichton's stunning tale of an Amusement park filled with cloned dinosaurs fired the imagination of an impressionable public. Crichton, a master of taking a sliver of truth and weaving a masterful...
By: A W Drake
The similarities between dinosaurs and birds has long been noted, but it is only comparatively recently that they have been fully studied, leading many to conclude that not only do birds share physical similarities with dinosaurs, but their relationship goes much deeper. It is now...
What did dinosaurs eat?
By: Perry McCarney
Dinosaurs were a large subgroup of the reptile class; they dominated the terrestrial environments of our planet Earth for 160 million years, up until approximately 65 million years ago. They all belonged to the taxonomic superorder of Dinosauria, which contained two specific reptile orders:...
Which of today's animals lived alongside dinosaurs?
By: Betty Carew
It is astounding that dinosaurs lived on this planet for approximately 248 to 65 million years ago. It is logical to think that some of today's animals that remains on earth made it through the extinction of the dinosaurs but which of today's animals lived...
Can scientists clone dinosaurs?
By: Raqi Haas
Dinosaurs have captivated the imagination of people across generations since the the word was first coined in the late 19th century by Sir Richard Owen. Over the next century dinosaurs became part of the pop-culture, featuring in many stories, novels and movies. Of course, the...
Types of climates that dinosaurs lived in
By: David Thackston
Throughout the age of dinosaurs, beginning in the late Paleozoic era and ending during the Cretaceous period, the creatures endured major climate change on more than one occasion. Although it is theorized that their final extinction was caused by the impact of a large asteroid...
Which of today's animals lived alongside dinosaurs?
By: David Thackston
It's hard to imagine that anything could have lived through the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs, but many species did in fact survive the catastrophe, also known as the K-T event. Most insects that live in the world today date back to the...
What did dinosaurs eat?
By: David Thackston
In the time of the dinosaurs the earth was a much different place than it is today, but the food chain was still occupied by creatures categorized as being either carnivorous, herbivorous, or omnivorous. In that respect, the circle of life is much the same...
Popular myths about dinosaurs
By: A W Drake
There are almost as many reasons why popular myths about dinosaurs appear as there are myths. Just about all knowledge that can be gained from dinosaurs comes from fossil records and this to some extent leads to speculation about how dinosaurs lived and interacted. However...

 

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