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Muttaburrasaurus

Muttaburrasaurus (meaning ” Muttaburra Lizard”) is a species of iguanodontian  from Early Cretaceous Australia. In 1963, Doug Langdon found the Muttaburrasaurus. It was finally named in 1981, Muttaburrasaurus langdoni, after Doug Langdon. It is the largest herbivorous dinosaur from Australia  that is not a sauropod. It was 26 feet long (8 meters) and about 5 […]

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Kryptops

Kryptops ( meaning “covered face”) is a genus of theropod (abelisaur) dinosaur discovered in Niger in the year 2000. It was a dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous. It was desribed in 2008 by Paul Sereno and Stephen Brusalte. It was described as the most basal abelisaur. It was about 6 to 7 meters long.

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Yutyrannus

Yutyrannus( meaning “Feathered Tyrant”) is a genus of tyrannosaur. It was from Early Cretaceous China. It was discovered and described in 2012 by Xu Xing. Three specimens of Y. huali, the only discovered species, have been unearthed. It is the largest dinosaur with direct evidence of feathers-even larger than Gigantoraptor and Beipiaosaurus! The largest specimen […]

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Pegomastax

Pegomastax ( meaning ” Strong Jaw) was a heterodontosaurid found in the Lower Jurassic rocks in South Africa in the year of 1966-1967. It had fangs, which were probably used for defence. Even though it was found in the 1960’s, it was recognized as unusual by Paul Sereno in the 1980’s. He just recently described […]

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Brontomerus

Brontomerus (meaning “Thunder Thighs”) is a genus of camarosauromorph which lived in the Early Cretaceous of what is now Utah. It is a fairly basal camarosauromorph. It was named in 2011. It had unusual hipbones, which supported large thigh muscles. Because of it’s large thigh, it’s name meant “Thunder Thigh”.

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Extreme Dinosaurs

CARCHARODONTOSAURUS AMARGASAURUS CARNOTAURUS PARASAUROLOPHUS MASIAKASAURUS SPINOSAURUS   TUOJIANGOSAURUS   DEINOCHEIRUS NIGERSAURUS DRACOREX   EPIDENDROSAURUS   STYRACOSAURUS   ACHELOUSAURUS CRYOLOPHOSAURUS SUCHOMIMUS ZUNICERATOPS EINIOSAURUS DIABLOCERATOPS ISISAURUS TYRANNOSAURUS TRICERATOPS PENTACERATOPS OLOROTITAN OURANOSAURUS DILOPHOSAURUS YUTYRANNUS MICRORAPTOR     EPIDEXIPTERYX   

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Dinosaurs VS. Dragons

“Some people confuse dragons with dinosaurs. In the old days, when people didn’t know about dinosaurs, they thought dinosaurs were dragons. They thought dinosaurs were real and harmful. They were scared. Today, we know dragons are just myths and most dinosaurs were harmless. We also know dinosaurs died out 65,000,000 years ago. Dinosaurs are extinct, […]

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Epidexipteryx

Epidexipteryx (meaning “Display Feathers”) is a genus of small insectivore dinosaur which lived in China during the late Jurassic period. At 45 centimetres, it was a relativaly small dinosaur. It is known for it’s for the four long feathers on it’s tail, hence it’s name.        Not to be confused with Epidendrosauurus (synonym […]

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