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in Fossil Cabin Wyoming was built of dinosaur bones and was billed by its builder as "the building that used to walk"?
in Humboldt Museum Berlin is home to the largest mounted dinosaur in the world, a ; and the most exquisitely preserved specimen of the earliest known Brachiosaurus bird, the ?
in Kaiparowits Plateau Utah contains fine details of bones, teeth, eggshells, and even tracks of Late Cretaceous dinosaurs and other animals?
is the only major Mount Kirkpatrick Formation dinosaur-bearing rock formation in Antarctica?
are extinct Choristodera reptiles that lived during the time of the dinosaurs and have a skull structure similar to that of the modern day Gharial?
prosauropod dinosaur was misidentified at least four times before being recognized as a separate Efraasia genus?
duckbilled dinosaur is known from the largest collection of Hypacrosaurus hatchling remains for any duckbill, due to the discovery of nests belonging to H. stebingeri?
holotype specimen of the dinosaur is one of few nearly complete Linheraptor dromaeosaurid skeletons, worldwide?
Late Cretaceous madtsoiid snake preyed on hatchling Sanajeh sauropod dinosaurs at nesting sites in India?
, a small Phyllodon herbivorous dinosaur from the Late Jurassic found in present-day Portugal, may have been closely related to North American dinosaurs?
the actors in the film
had to sign partial payment deferments on their contracts, because most of the Planet of Dinosaurs budget was spent on stop motion dinosaurs?
, by Raptor Red paleontologist Robert T. Bakker, is told from the perspective of an intelligent therapod dinosaur, ?
Utahraptor the prehistoric
mammal Yanoconodon (pictured) was a Eutriconodont, a group of early, ancestral mammals that in some cases, grew so big they were able to eat small dinosaurs?
dinosaur is the largest Austroraptor dromaeosaur to have been found in the Southern Hemisphere?
the unusual finger structure of the
dinosaur Limusaurus (pictured) gives clues on how dinosaur hands evolved into bird wings?
, a Oryctodromeus genus of small herbivorous dinosaur from the mid Cretaceous of Montana, is the first dinosaur described as making burrows?
fossilised dinosaur eggs found in the world, which are also the oldest dinosaur embryos ever discovered, belong to and were found in Massospondylus , Golden Gate Highlands National Park South Africa in 1978?
the beaches of
exhibit the Roebuck Bay fossil footprints of dinosaurs?
, whose remains were found in Lufengosaurus China, was the first dinosaur to appear on a commemorative postage stamp, in 1958?
the discovery of
feather-like structures on the primitive dinosaur raises the possibility that ancestral dinosaurs were feathered?
Jurassic crocodile relative had Phyllodontosuchus two types of teeth; one type resembled those of some herbivorous dinosaurs, indicating it may not have been a strict carnivore?
, a Prosaurolophus duckbilled dinosaur, have been described by Barnum Brown and Jack Horner, two of the most prominent paleontologists of the 20th century?
, Johnny Anders mayor of Stamford in West Texas, built from spare automobile parts a 22-foot dinosaur model displayed in Stamford's city park?
Raven Ridge (pictured) displays sedimentary rock from the K–T boundary, a time period when numerous plant and animal species, including dinosaurs, disappeared completely from the fossil record?
, a 9-metre (30 ft) long Aerosteon bipedal carnivorous dinosaur that lived approximately 84 million years ago, had air-sacs in its bones similar to those in the respiratory systems of modern birds?
was first discovered when construction workers were excavating a site for a new Agilisaurus dinosaur museum in China?
have revealed clues about the activity of footprints criminals and dinosaurs, and have also been the source of several myths and legends?
remains were originally mistaken by Ammosaurus Othniel Charles Marsh as those of another dinosaur, Anchisaurus?
flutist was hired by Masakazu Yoshizawa John Williams to play the shakuhachi for the Jurassic Park soundtrack because the instrument sounded "like a dinosaur's cry"?
fossil remains of the dinosaur species were found in Aralosaurus Kazakhstan after the Aral Sea started shrinking significantly?
Othniel Charles Marsh named two species of the dinosaur from the same Coelurus quarry, not knowing that the bones belonged to the same skeleton?
is the earliest known Aliwalia carnivorous dinosaur, and was huge for its time?
was a European Ampelosaurus dinosaur that bore spikes on its back up to 20 cm long?
, from 228 to 216.5 million years ago, is the oldest known Pisanosaurus ornithischian dinosaur?
may have been the largest Repenomamus mammal in the Cretaceous period and is the only mammal known to have eaten non-avian dinosaurs?
numerous specimens of
dinosaurs have been excavated from the , first discovered by a Dashanpu Formation natural gas company that found the formation's first dinosaur, ?
was one of the largest Peloroplites nodosaurid dinosaurs, and came from a time when armored dinosaurs in general were attaining large sizes?
, a bird-like Gigantoraptor dinosaur discovered in Inner Mongolia, is thirty-five times larger than its peacock-sized relative, ?
was one of the largest Antarctosaurus dinosaurs ever to live in South America?
was a Dracorex hogwartsia dinosaur named for its resemblance to the Hungarian Horntail, a dragon in J.K. Rowling's series?
, a small Eocursor bipedal herbivorous dinosaur from the Late Triassic of South Africa, is the most completely known Triassic ornithischian (beaked dinosaur)?
Chicago hairstylist owned one of the world's largest collections of John Lanzendorf dinosaur-themed artwork?
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Question 1: However, because they were either common to other groups of ________ or were not present in all early dinosaurs, these features are not considered to be synapomorphies.
Question 2: From a behavioral standpoint, one of the most valuable dinosaur fossils was discovered in the ________ in 1971.
Question 3: In 1858, the first known American dinosaur was discovered, in marl pits in the small town of ________ (although fossils had been found before, their nature had not been correctly discerned).
Question 4: The study of these "great fossil lizards" soon became of great interest to European and American scientists, and in 1842 the English paleontologist ________ coined the term "dinosaur".
Question 5: It was an extremely important find: Hadrosaurus was one of the first nearly complete dinosaur skeletons found ( the first was in 1834, in Maidstone, Kent, England), and it was clearly a ________ creature.
Question 6: Meanwhile herbivorous insects and mammals diversified rapidly to take advantage of the new type of plant food, while lizards, snakes, crocodilians and ________ also diversified at the same time.
Question 8: Using the strict ________ definition that all descendants of a single common ancestor must be included in a group for that group to be natural, birds would thus be dinosaurs and dinosaurs are, therefore, not extinct.
Question 9: The largest known carnivorous dinosaur was , reaching a length of 16 to 18 meters (50 to 60 ft), and weighing in at 8150 kg ( ________ 18 lb). 000
Question 10: The discovery was reported in 1998, and described the specimen of a small, very young ________, . Scipionyx samniticus