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Did climate conditions lead to new dinosaur groups in the Jurassic period?Why was the discovery of Giganotosaurus important?What is the poison plant theory of dinosaur extinction?How did the Majungatholus remains explain the pachycephalosaur?What is cladistic analysis?Where was the first known fossilized dinosaur skin found in the United States?Where were the remains of the oldest-known dinosaur discovered?Were there many dinosaurs during the Triassic period?DINOSAUR ANCESTORSWhat fossil was stolen from a site in Australia?How are the theropods classified?FORMING FOSSILSWhat Chinese dinosaur fossils may be the closest-known ancestor of birds yet found?How are the ornithischian dinosaurs of the Cretaceous period classified?How were connections between theropod dinosaur vertebrae strengthened?What was the average size among the dinosaurs?What were the coelurosaurs?Were the dinosaurs inferior because they became extinct?Who first hypothesized the impact scenario?Have other skeletons of Archaeopteryx been found?What bone spike was found in Late Cretaceous period rock layers?When was the most spectacular dinosaur fossil expedition mounted?What was the next stage in the evolution towards true dinosaurs?What were trilobites and when did they exist?What were the tyrannosaurs?Were the arms of some carnivorous dinosaurs used for anything?Was there an upper limit to the size of a dinosaur?How do paleontologists dig for dinosaurs?Where were the fossilized remains of a Jurassic period tree found?Do dinosaur bones show evidence of arthritis, a common affliction in humans?Did dinosaurs sleep standing up?Where are Triassic period rocks found?What were unique skeletal features of large sauropods?Why did certain animals survive and other animals did not?What was the first dinosaur track to be described?What were some Jurassic period ornithischian dinosaurs?How can parental care traits of dinosaurs be extrapolated from living animals?What is the Tendaguru formation?BEGINNINGS OF LIFEWhat was possibly the longest predatory dinosaur?Do Earths continents change positions?When did the first multicellular forms of life develop?What was the fastest dinosaur based on the trackways?SAURISCHIAN DINOSAURSWhere can I find books about dinosaurs at my local bookstore?When was the first Tyrannosaurus rex fossil discovered in the United States?What is the largest raptor claw found to date in the world?Were there any flying animals during the Cretaceous period?How old is the oldest rock and mineral found on Earth?What were the ornithomimosaurs?DINOSAURS INSIDE AND OUTIn general, what comprises a dinosaurs skull?THEORIES ABOUT DINOSAUR EXTINCTIONWhat possible large Jurassic dinosaur is only known from drawings of a fossil?Why did the reptiles dominate during the Mesozoic but not the amphibians?TEETH AND CLAWSWhat were some of the early dinosaurs?Who first classified dinosaurs based on the structure of the pelvic area?What is the mammal theory of dinosaur extinction?Have any dinosaur DNA or proteins survived 65 million years?Where did the last dinosaurs live?Have any other soft parts of dinosaurs been found?How was the vertebral column in ornithischian dinosaurs strengthened?What is the Ischigualasto formation and why is it important?How did the northern continent of Laurasia and the southern continent of Gondwana change during the Jurassic period?What are some of the richest dinosaur bone areas in the world?Other Marine CreaturesWhat are some findings from the Utah Cretaceous period fossils?What is absolute time in relationship to geologic time?What were the smallest and largest dinosaurs known in the Cretaceous period?What is the axial skeleton?What was one of the most important changes that enabled reptiles to become true land-dwelling animals?Where can I find books about dinosaurs at my local library?What heavily armored dinosaur fossils were found in Utah?What overall characteristics are seemingly shared by dinosaurs and modern birds?What is the bird-like animal named Sinosauropteryx primalAre there any dinosaur books that are suitable for children and families?OTHER LIFE IN THE JURASSICWhat do dinosaur trackways tell paleontologists about dinosaur diets?Did changes in Earths environment lead to dinosaur extinction?Where were the first dinosaur footprints found in the United States?What dinosaur remains were excavated during the Tendaguru expedition?Where were fossil remains of a Suchomimus tenerensis found?Where are asteroids and comets found in our solar system?Could the atmosphere have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs?SAURISCHIAN DINOSAURSWho is Rinchen Barsbold?What were some of the earliest species that led to amphibians?What is the Newark Supergroup and why is it significant?How did feathers evolve?What are some of the oldest dinosaur fossils found to date?What are the consequences of continental plate movements?Besides dinosaurs, what other animals were present during the Cretaceous period?How are dinosaur speeds calculated?Who first published information on fossils classified as a dinosaur?How did the dinosaur eggs hatch?What can scientists tell from the shape of carnivorous dinosaurs teeth?What does the internal structure of Scipionyx samniticus reveal about the ancestry of birds?What is the climate theory of dinosaur extinction?Who first published a scientific name for fossilized dinosaur bones?Who was Gideon Mantell?How are reptiles grouped?What are the estimated growth rates for a ceratopsian and sauropod dinosaur?What is an important factor in determining the probable motion of dinosaurs?What do we know in general about dinosaur teeth?What adaptations did the herbivorous dinosaurs have that enabled them to eat plants?What are asteroids and comets?What is the evidence for dinosaur and other life form extinction?What is the disease theory of dinosaur extinction?What were some of the dinosaurs that lived during the Cretaceous period?Where was one of the first dinosaur footprints found in the United States?Is there a continent where dinosaur fossils have never been found?What were the major groups of land organisms during the Triassic?Why were stegosaurs originally thought to have had a second brain?JURASSIC PERIODWhat groups survived the extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period?What were the stegosaurs?Where are dinosaur dig sites usually located?What dinosaur fossil found in Italy showed the remnants of soft parts?Were east coast dinosaur tracks found by an amateur paleontologist?What does the dinosaur skeleton tell us about the animals soft parts?What evidence do we have concerning the movement of dinosaurs?Have dinosaur fossils been found in any U.S. metropolitan areas?Did the first dinosaur fossil to be named come from the Jurassic period?Have other clutches of dinosaur eggs been discovered?What was an omnivorous dinosaur?RESOURCESWhere did tetrapods live on Pangea during the Late Triassic period?How is a dinosaur currently defined using cladistic analysis?What was a common characteristic of the surviving land animals?What were the major extinctions during Earths long history?What can paleontologists tell about the lifestyle of a large carnivore (theropod) from its fossil bones?What discovery by John Ostrom led to new theories about dinosaur behavior and physiology?What has been discovered about Archaeopteryx lithographica fossil feathers?AFTERMATH OF EXTINCTIONWhat is ozone and how did it benefit the early Earth?What animals didnt experience as many extinctions?How have the fossils of the Oviraptor changed our image of this dinosaur?What are impact craters and are there any on Earth?Why are fossil bones important to our understanding of dinosaurs?What kind of clothing and equipment should you take into the field?What were the smallest dinosaurs known to have existed during the Triassic period?Who first proposed that dinosaurs were warm-blooded?What have paleontologists learned from dinosaur coprolites?Why is Herrerasaurus ischigualastensis thought to be one of the earliest dinosaurs known?What are the major time units used in the geologic time scale?When did growth ring bone tissue develop during a dinosaurs life?What events in Russia have highlighted crime in dinosaur fossil collecting?What is the fern spike?What are the more recent time divisions on the geologic time scale?What are molds and casts?What caused the early Earths water and atmosphere to form?What were Laurasia and Gondwana?What is a dig site?What were the maniraptorans?What are some of the earliest known primitive dinosaurs?What was unusual about the teeth of a Tyrannosaurus rex?What do dinosaur tracks tell us about locomotion of some dinosaurs?Who is Robert Bakker?Is there any proof that Earth has encountered a cosmic cloud In the past?TRIASSIC DINOSAURSHow did the supercontinent Pangea change during the Triassic period?In general, what characteristics determine if a dinosaur skeleton is a sauropod?Have any dinosaur embryo skin impressions been found?Where are extremely large dinosaur bones being found and why?What is the Triassic period and how did it get its name?What is the largest raptor claw found to date in North America?What were the coelurosaurs like in the Cretaceous period?Aerial Reptiles (Diapsids)What were some Jurassic period theropods?Did any dinosaurs climb or live in trees?TIME PERIODSDINOSAUR SKINWhat are the divisions of the geologic time scale?What are some books explaining dinosaurs evolution and extinction?What magnetic evidence did scientists use to verify seafloor spreading?Are there problems with estimating dinosaur growth rates based on modern reptiles?What were the general characteristics of the Triceratops?How did the theropods change during the Cretaceous period?Why was the impact at Chicxulub so devastating?What are dinosaur trackways?What do these three types of bone tissue indicate about dinosaur physiology?What is one of the smallest dinosaur eggs known?TRIASSIC PERIODWhat was the purpose of the giant sauropod Apatosaurus's (formerly known as Brontosaurus) tail-tip?Which major Cretaceous period dinosaurs were herbivores and carnivores?What do traumatic fractures in the bones of large theropods (carnivores) tell us about the behavior of these animals?Do dinosaurs noses indicate they were not warm-blooded?What were two of the earliest known ornithischian dinosaurs?Why is the debate over dinosaur metabolism so important?EARLY DINOSAUR HISTORY IN THE UNITED STATESHow are dinosaurs named?What were some general characteristics of the other saurischian group, the theropods?What are some examples of theropods in the Cretaceous period?THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING LINKDoes the microstructure of dinosaur bones indicate the age of these animals?What was the first mounted dinosaur skeleton in the Western Hemisphere?What color or colors were the dinosaurs?How do paleontologists, or even amateur collectors, find dinosaur fossils?What were some other organisms besides dinosaurs that became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period?What happens to excavated dinosaur bones after they reach a museum?Why did larger dinosaurs evolve in South America?THE CRETACEOUS EXTINCTIONHow long did the Triassic period last?What were early carnivorous and herbivorous dinosaurs like?Where can a person obtain more education in dinosaur paleontology?What were the hypsilophodontids like?How many species of dinosaurs have been named since the first skeletons were uncovered?Where were the first duck-billed dinosaur fossils found outside the Americas?What were some general characteristics of the sauropods?What events led to the dominance of dinosaurs in the Mesozoic era?In general, what characteristics determine if a dinosaur skeleton is that of a theropod?How are the divisions on the geologic time scale named?Why did the dinosaurs begin to thrive in the Late Triassic period?What are birds?Did dinosaurs need water?Why did Robert T. Bakker believe dinosaurs were endothermic homeotherms (warm-blooded)?How will modern technology help paleontologists prepare, reproduce, and study dinosaur fossils finds in the near future?Who is John R. Horner?Where is the largest known collection of theropod skeletons in the world?What are the divisions of the Jurassic period?Who found the first evidence of dinosaurs in Australia?Could a killer cosmic cloud have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs?What were some of the earliest known reptiles?What event occurred at the division between the Triassic and Jurassic periods, and why was this important to the dinosaurs?When did primary bones develop during a dinosaurs life?How are dinosaurs classified?When were radiometric dating techniques discovered?What do certain fossils in China indicate about dinosaur social groups?How many other organisms became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period?DINOSAUR WEB SITESHow are the saurischian dinosaurs classified?What bone phenomena do both humans and dinosaurs share?DINOSAUR DISCOVERIES IN NORTH AMERICA What were some of the smallest and largest dinosaurs known in the Jurassic period?What were the pachycephalosaurs like?When was the first Triceratops fossil discovered in the United States?What were osteoderms?What were the iguanodons like?What conditions might lead to the best footprints?How did the Majungatholus remains explain dinosaur migration from South America to Madagascar?Were there any other sauropods that survived into the Cretaceous period?What are fossil assemblages and what do they tell us about dinosaur diets?How did this continental configuration affect the dinosaurs?What percentage of land animals went extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period?What are continental drift and plate tectonics?What is the Morrison formation?What happened to North and South American dinosaurs over time?Which dinosaur had the longest neck of any animal known?What are vertebrates?Did all dinosaurs lay eggs?Were there dinosaurs at the beginning of the Mesozoic?What are the main characteristics of the thyreophorans?What is a reptile?What were the marginocephalians?OTHER LIFE DURING THE TRIASSICWhat were the major marine animals living during the Cretaceous period?What is relative time in relationship to geologic time?RECENT DISCOVERIES IN THE UNITED STATESWho was Othniel Charles Marsh?How long ago did modern birds originate?How does bone composition differ between dinosaurs and modern reptiles?Have any fossilized stomach contents of dinosaurs been found?What is the Morrison formation and where is it found?How are missing dinosaur bones restored to a skeleton?What caused asymmetrical bone growth in dinosaurs?What is the greenhouse effect?When did Haversian (or secondary) bone tissue develop during a dinosaurs life?Are mammals the most abundant animals on modern Earth?DINOSAUR BABIESWhat are the two general theories as to how fast the dinosaurs went extinct?What dinosaurs are thought to have evolved into birds?Did any dinosaurs live in the colder, polar regions?Where were the oldest fossilized dinosaur embryos found?How did fossil evidence support the theory of continental drift?FROM DINOSAURS TO BIRDSWhat are thecodonts?What were the ceratopsians like?What dinosaur skins have recently been found?Where and when were dinosaur fossils first discovered in the United States?FAMOUS PALEONTOLOGISTS OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICAWhat were some ornithischian dinosaurs during the Cretaceous period?Where was a Giganotosaurus carolinii found?What English island continues to be a hotspot for dinosaur fossil discoveries?What were the ceratosaurs?What were the heterodontosaurs like?What fossil discovery indicated a link between birds and dromaeosaurs?Who first suggested that some dinosaurs were bipedal?Did any Triassic period dinosaurs live in the oceans?What are some of the Archaeopteryx fossils found to date?Did dinosaurs migrate?How likely is it that an organism becomes a fossil?Where were the first life-sized dinosaur models publicly displayed?Did all dinosaurs have the same type of skin?What is the bird-like animal named Shuvuuia deserti?What did a dinosaur nest look like?What were some early thyreophorans?What do dinosaur bones indicate to paleontologists about the health of these animals?What were the unique characteristics of the Therizinosauria?What is the Pre-Cambrian era?Who first proposed extinctions had occurred during Earths history?Did life develop more than just one time?What is the theory concerning radiation killing off the dinosaurs?What is the significance of the Hogback Ridge on the Colorado and Utah border?What are some other notable Tyrannosaurus rex fossils found in the United States?What did dinosaurs eat?What famous dinosaur is nicknamed Sue?How are dinosaur fossils distinguishable from other fossils?What are the divisions of the Triassic period?What were some general characteristics of the hadrosaurs?What can dinosaur bones tell us about their internal heat regulation?What were the great North American Bone Wars of the late 1800s?What are some calculated speeds of dinosaurs?FAMOUS PALEONTOLOGISTS FROM NORTH AMERICAHow did early feathered animals eventually develop flight?What are the major camps in the dinosaur-bird evolution debate?Which Triassic period dinosaurs were carnivores?AmphibiansDINOSAUR SIZEHow has the definition of dinosaur changed over the years?Who first developed a method to protect excavated dinosaur bones?When did the first soft-bodied animals appear in the oceans?What were the major dinosaurs during the Cretaceous period?Why do scientists believe that several ice ages occurred during the late Pre-Cambrian era?What was Coelophysis like?Did dinosaurs hunt in packs?How did the reptiles give rise to the dinosaurs?What were the prosauropods?Where can I get information about participating in dinosaur digs?What changes occurred in the Thyreophora during the Cretaceous period?Were any birds around when dinosaurs roamed Earth?Were birds the only animals that sported feathers?Are there any books about dinosaur expeditions and paleontologists?When did the age of dinosaurs end?Did dinosaurs see in color or black and white?Did dinosaurs get blown away by hurricanes?What were early archosaurs like?What are the major parts of a dinosaur skeleton?Where were the first Albertosaurus fossil remains found?Did dinosaurs urinate?What were the tetanurans?What is the true story of dinosaur extinction?What are the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras?What was the top predator among the Cretaceous dinosaurs?How long were dinosaurs dominant on Earth?What is a problem with the environmental theory of dinosaur extinction?What dinosaurs have been discovered in Antarctica?How do paleontologists identify species of dinosaurs from other fossils?Have any dinosaur eggs been found in a dinosaurs belly area?DINOSAUR BEHAVIORWhat dinosaur fossils were recently found in Queensland, Australia?Other CreaturesWhy did certain plants and animals survive through the end of the Cretaceous period?What kind of work does a professional paleontologist do?What types of tools are used at dinosaur digs?How do scientists determine the weight of a dinosaur?What do tooth marks tell us about dinosaur diets?What Jurassic period dinosaurs lived the longest?When did reptiles first evolve from amphibians?When did the basic form of life develop on Earth?When was the first complete fossil skeleton of a Stegosaurus found in the United States?What are the oldest-known fossils found in rock on Earth?What mysteries did the remains of the dinosaur Majungatholus solve?DIGGING UP FOSSILSPUTTING DINOSAURS TOGETHERCan scientists see the Cretaceous boundary in rock?What do the Sinosauropteryx and other similar dinosaurs tell us about the evolution of feathers?What Colorado sites have been historically fruitful in terms dinosaurs finds?What does cladistic analysis tell us about birds and dinosaurs?How are the ornithischian dinosaurs classified?Where were dinosaur fossils first scientifically studied?Do we definitely know the growth pattern of dinosaurs?What are some of the major dinosaurs that lived during the Jurassic period?Where is one of the worlds largest paleontological institutes located?OTHER EXTINCTION THEORIESFIRST FOSSILSWhat food was available to the dinosaurs?How are dinosaur bones prepared for study and display?How did Laurasia and Gondwana (Gondwanaland) change during the Cretaceous period?What plants became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period?What recent genome study may rewrite the evolutionary history of birds?What were the unique characteristics of the Oviraptorosauria?Who was the first person to coin the term dinosaur?How might dinosaurs have evolved if they had not gone extinct 65 million years ago?Do dinosaur bones ever get rearranged after they are mounted?What are killer cosmic clouds?ABNORMAL DINOSAUR BONESWhat are some of the largest dinosaur trackways in North America?How old is Earth?EVOLUTION OF THE DINOSAURSHow did the Lambeosaurinae and Hadrosaurinae differ?When did the idea of extinction become accepted?How long did dinosaurs live?INTERNATIONAL DINOSAUR DISCOVERIES What ornithopod dinosaurs lived in the Jurassic period?Are all coprolites large, especially those from the larger dinosaurs?How many impact craters are associated with dinosaur extinction?What does theropod dinosaur brain size tell us about their metabolism?Would a lower oxygen level affect dinosaurs?Besides dinosaurs, what other land animals were present during the Jurassic period?What early United States expedition mentioned a giant leg bone that was probably from a dinosaur?What is Archaeopteryx lithographica?How can I learn more about dinosaurs?Which Triassic period dinosaurs were herbivores?How did the end of the Cretaceous period rank among Earths extinctions?Why did the dinosaurs thrive and diversify in the Cretaceous?GENERAL CRETACEOUS DINOSAUR FACTSWhat were the major marine animals living during the Triassic period?IMPORTANT JURASSIC DINOSAURSWere dinosaurs intelligent?What were the conditions on the early Earth that scientists believe may have led to life?What are the major divisions of the Cretaceous?What were the major marine animals living during the Jurassic?What were the early amphibians and when did they live?When did the first primitive dinosaurs appear?How do the number of known dinosaur species compare to some modern species?How long did the Jurassic period last?OTHER LIFE IN THE CRETACEOUSWhat are the tetrapods?What kinds of dinosaurs were in the saurischian group?What were other archosaurs like?ORNITHISCHIAN DINOSAURSMajor Marine Animals Reptiles (Euryapsids)What is the first precaution you should take before searching for dinosaur fossils?How long ago did the dinosaurs disappear?What discovery in Pennsylvania helps us understand the Triassic period extinction?What are certification programs in the field of dinosaur paleontology?How many bones made up the average dinosaur skeleton?What are some examples in which amateurs found dinosaur sites?Where was the first skeleton of Supersaurus found in the United States?What are some of the largest dinosaur trackways outside North America?EATING HABITSWhat theories attempt to explain why the Cambrian Explosion occurred?Do all paleontologists believe that birds and dinosaurs are related?Do scientists believe the Microraptor could fly?What are trace fossils?DINOSAUR FOSSILSWhat do dinosaur bones tell us about a dinosaurs stance?Mammals and Their Reptile-like Relatives (Synapsids)What are the encephalization quotients (EQs) for some typical modern-day mammals?What were the carnosaurs like in the Cretaceous period?How did the Badlands of the Red Deer River Valley form?What Jurassic period dinosaur was formerly called Brontosaurus?What is the earliest-known herbivorous dinosaur?How do paleontologists determine speeds of dinosaurs using the trackways?What were the titanosaurids?What percentage of marine animals went extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period?What were some of the problems amphibians faced in moving from water to land?What were the cerapods?What creatures did Edward Hitchcock think made the Connecticut dinosaur tracks?THE END OF DINOSAURSWhich states in the United States have the most dinosaur fossil sites?Did dinosaurs differ in bone structure?What bones held the dinosaurs teeth?What are the closest living relatives to the dinosaurs?What were some major groups of sauropods during the Jurassic?How long after the asteroid impact did the dinosaurs become extinct?What was the composition of dinosaur teeth?What do dinosaur eggs look like?What groups did not survive the extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period?What adaptations enabled carnivorous dinosaurs to eat meat?LEARNING PALEONTOLOGYWhen did the first true plants appear on land?Are mammals surviving relatives of the dinosaurs?What are some books dealing with general dinosaur information?Who was Edward Drinker Cope?What fossil evidence possibly shows that not all dinosaurs became extinct?Who discovered seafloor spreading?What are some notable dinosaur tracks in the United States?How is modern technology helping map and study dinosaur fossil finds?HOW TO FIND DINOSAUR BONESWhat did the Triassic period signify?What are the divisions of the Mesozoic era?Why did the mammals come to dominate in the Cenozoic era?Which major Jurassic period dinosaurs were herbivores and carnivores?Who is Peter M. Galton?Why are dinosaur fossils relatively easy to find on the Isle of Wight?How do scientists determine the age of fossils?Were there other reptiles in the Middle to Late Triassic period that may have been early dinosaurs?ORNITH IS CHIAN DINOSAURSWhat did our planet look like at the start of the Triassic period?What is the driving force behind the movement of the continental plates?Where was the worlds oldest and most primitive duck-billed dinosaur found?CONTINENTS DURING THE TRIASSIC PERIODDid other animals prey on dinosaurs?IN THE BEGINNINGCan you tell the difference between male and female dinosaurs from their bones?Did some scientists believe Archaeopteryx lithographica was a transition between dinosaurs and modern birds?Who is Paul C. Sereno?How are dinosaurs classified?When did modern reptiles evolve?What else has been discovered about dinosaur nesting sites?What caused traumatic and repetitive stress fractures in dinosaur bones?How are birds classified?What kinds of dinosaurs were in the ornithischian group?What could have caused lower oxygen levels at the end of the Cretaceous period?Who wrote the earliest description of dinosaur bones?What were the ankylosaurs?Were Triceratops social animals?Did some early scientists believe birds were related to dinosaurs?Were there any dromaeosaurs, troodontids, therizinosaurs, or oviraptorosaurs in the Jurassic period?What is the composition of most dinosaur bones?What major dinosaur egg discovery was made in South America?What were the ornithomimosaurs like in the Cretaceous period?What mammals lived at the end of the Cretaceous period?How did dinosaurs become so prolific between the Triassic and Jurassic periods?What are some examples of certification programs offered?Where did a dinosaur stampede take place?What is the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary and what does it indicate about the extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period?GEOLOGIC TIMEWhat carnivorous dinosaur fossils had traces of a bird-like beak?Where was an almost complete skeleton of an Apatosaurus (formerly known as a Brontosaurus) found in the United States?In general, how do scientists decide the bone positions of dinosaur skeletons?CRETACEOUS PERIODWhat are coprolites?Are there any examples of the dinosaur parenting care methods?What is a fossil?How were Cretaceous period saurischian dinosaurs different from Jurassic dinosaurs?What were the first land animals and why did they move onto the dry land?How did dinosaurs evolve?What were the dromaeosaurids and what type of claws did they have?Who was Charles H. Sternberg?Are there any known toothless theropod dinosaurs?What is another way to estimate a dinosaurs life span?LEARNING MORE ABOUT DINOSAURS What are near-Earth objects?How does a fossil form?What gases began to accumulate after Earths crust finally solidified?When did life first begin on Earth?Land Reptiles (Anapsids, Diapsids, and Euryapsids)Did some reptiles return to the oceans?What is the latest theory stating birds are truly dinosaurs?Which dinosaurs were the biggest?DINOSAUR DISCOVERIESWhat is the oldest-known life form that existed on land?What led to the original formation of the supercontinent Pangea?Why did the plant-eating sauropods die out while the ornithopods thrived during the Cretaceous period?GENERAL JURASSIC DINOSAUR FACTSDINOSAUR QUIRKSHow well did reptiles fare at the end of the Cretaceous period?Are there any fossils of dinosaur skin?Where was the second oldest dinosaur found?How did the distribution of dinosaur species change during the Cretaceous period?What is the impact theory of dinosaur extinction?What were some Jurassic period sauropods?If the dinosaurs were just evolving, which land and marine animals dominated the Triassic period?MATURE DINOSAURSWhere were the bones of an Anchisaurus first found in the United States?What types of plants did not disappear at the end of the Cretaceous period?What is the geologic time scale?What are the smallest dinosaur fossils found to date?Who first proposed the idea that birds were descendants of dinosaurs?EARLY DINOSAUR HISTORY OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATESTHE IMPACT THEORYDid dinosaurs travel in herds?Who is Jim Kirkland?DINOSAUR CONNECTIONSWhere do Cretaceous dinosaur fossils continue to be found in Mongolia?What is the bird-like animal named Unenlagia comahuensis?What does the term dinosaur mean?Where were the first clutch of dinosaur eggs discovered?DINOSAURS IN MOTIONHow can geologic maps be obtained?What changes occurred in the cerapods during the Cretaceous period?When was the first dinosaur bone collected and described?Did dinosaurs have binocular vision similar to humans?What can paleontologists tell about the lifestyle of a large herbivore (sauropod) from its fossil bones?Where have dwarf dinosaur fossils been found?What are the two types of modern crocodiles?DINOSAURS FIRST APPEARWhat was unique about the feet of most quadruped dinosaurs?What evidence supports the impact theory?How are dinosaur bones mounted for display?How many species of dinosaurs are currently known?What can some trace fossils of dinosaur tracks tell us?What were the maniraptorans like in the Cretaceous period?Did any dinosaur species survive the extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period?What dinosaur was named as a consequence of its nesting behavior?What was so special about the evolution of the ichthyosaurs?What are some good Web sites about dinosaurs?What do the divisions on the geologic time scale represent?What was the bird-like animal named?Is the Eoraptor lunensis also one of the most primitive dinosaurs?How did oxygen form on early Earth?What great Jurassic and early Cretaceous period discovery was made in Asia?DINOSAURS ALL AROUND USHow did life evolve after the early one-celled organisms?Why arent huge amounts of dinosaur bones found in late Cretaceous period rock layers?When did scientists determine the jigsaw puzzle fit of the continents?What prosauropod fossils have been discovered?What was the largest dinosaur known to have existed during the Triassic period?Where were the continents located during the Jurassic period?DINOSAUR METABOLISMDid any Triassic period dinosaurs fly?Who was Elmer Riggs?What kind of heart did dinosaurs have?Where and what is Como Bluff?What were the unique characteristics of the Deinonychosauria?What is a dinosaur?Why was the Cambrian Explosion, also called the evolutionary big bang?What was the original purpose of feathers on dinosaurs?IMPORTANT CRETACEOUS DINOSAURSHow many species of dinosaurs were living at the end of the Cretaceous period?Who first coined the word palaeontology?Has there been any evidence of a recent killer asteroid?What were the vertebrae of a dinosaur?How long did it take for dinosaurs to evolve from the first land animals?What can paleontologists tell about the lifestyle of a small herbivore from its fossil bones?Did any dinosaurs fly?What was the purpose of the different sizes and shapes of dinosaurs?What reptile species survived past the end of the Cretaceous period?What is geologic time?What is Dinosaur Ridge?What is the oldest-known horned dinosaur?Why are the Solnhofen quarries of Germany so important to paleontology?What were the carnosaurs?What is an extinction?When were the first fossils found in the Western Hemisphere accurately identified as belonging to a dinosaur?Is there any evidence of sickness in dinosaurs?What is one of the most famous dinosaur sites in the world today?Who first published papers noting the resemblance of birds to dinosaurs?When did larger cells develop?Did any ceratosaurs live in the Cretaceous period?What formal studies would lead to my becoming a professional paleontologist?What was the Cretaceous period and how did it get its name?What are some major questions associated with the movement of dinosaurs?What was unique about dinosaur feet?What was the first mounted dinosaur cast reflecting a bipedal stance in the United States?To what group did all the meat-eating dinosaurs belong?Does everyone believe Archaeopteryx was a link to dinosaurs?GROWING BONESWhy is it interesting that dinosaurs lived in Australia?How large was a dinosaurs brain?What is the Jurassic period and how did it get its name?Who was first to reconstruct the way dinosaurs behaved?
 
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