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By Peter Dodson

Here are twenty-six dinosaurs as they've got by no means been obvious sooner than. Dramatic work and interesting new details offer younger dinosaur enthusiasts with the newest evidence approximately widespread dinosaurs resembling Maiasaura, Stegosaurus, and Tyrannosaurus rex, and introduces newly chanced on creatures akin to Quaesitosaurus, Riojasaurus, Xenotarsosaurus, and Zephyrosaurus. operating, battling, leaping, slashing, nesting, and sleeping--these are the dinosaurs in all their glory.

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The impact would have formed a crater 100 miles across. Clouds of dust would have circled the globe, causing temperatures to drop. Storms and wildfires would have swept around the world, causing darkness that would have lasted for months. Lower temperatures might have brought freezing weather that could have killed the dinosaurs. Most of the plants on Earth would have died without sunlight, and only their seeds would have survived. But other scientists believe that explosions of several large volcanoes could have caused the same kinds of conditions.

Zephyrosaurus was a member of the dinosaur family called Hypsilophodontids. They all had long legs and feet that were perfect for sprinting. ” A GUIDE TO THE DINOSAURS IN THIS BOOK TRIASSIC PERIOD-FROM 245 MILLION YEARS AGO TO 205 MILLION YEARS AGO JURASSIC PERIOD-FROM 205 MILLION YEARS AGO TO 140 MILLION YEARS AGO CRETACEOUS PERIOD-FROM 140 MILLION YEARS AGO TO 65 MILLION YEARS AGO ANKYLOSAURUS (ANK-EE-low-SAW-rus) DEINONYCHUS (DIE-no-NI-kus) What Its Name Means: Stiff lizard What It Ate: Plants When It Lived: The Late Cretaceous Period Where Fossils Were Found: Western North America Length: Up to 25 feet long What Its Name Means: Terrible claw What It Ate: Meat When It Lived: The Early Cretaceous Period Where Fossils Were Found: Western North America Length: Up to 11 feet long BARYONYX (BAR-EE-on-ix) What Its Name Means: Heavy claw What It Ate: Meat When It Lived: The Early Cretaceous Period Where Fossils Were Found: England, Europe, and Niger, Africa Length: Up to 30 feet long CHASMOSAURUS (KAZ-mo-SAW-rus) What Its Name Means: Ravine reptile What It Are: Plants When It Lived: The Late Cretaceous Period Where Fossils Were Found: Western North America Length: Up to 17 feet long ERLIKOSAURUS (er-LIK-oh-SAW-rus) What Its Name Means: Erlik’s lizard (After the Mongolian King of the Dead) What It Ate: Meat When It Lived: The Late Cretaceous Period Where Fossils Were Found: Mongolia, East Asia Length: Up to 12 feet long FABROSAURUS (FAB-ro-SAW-rus) What Its Name Means: Fabre’s lizard (Named after French geologist Jean Fabre) What It Ate: Plants When It Lived: The Early Jurassic Period Where Fossils Were Found: South Africa, Africa Length: Up to 4 feet long GALLIMIMUS (GAL-ih-MIME-us) What Its Name Means: Chicken mimic What It Ate: Plants and meat When It Lived: The Late Cretaceous Period Where Fossils Were Found: Mongolia, East Asia Length: Up to 17 feet long HERRERASAURUS (HER-RARE-a-SAW-rus) What Its Name Means: Herrera’s lizard (To honor Don Victoria Herrera, a rancher from the region in Argentina where the fossils were found).

Ultrasauros is the largest dinosaur ever found. It may have been the largest animal ever to live on land. This monster was over 100 feet long, and weighed up to 150 tons. V elociraptor was a speedy little meat eater. It attacked plant eaters that were up to five times larger than itself. Velociraptor was a fearless hunter. It had large eyes and excellent vision, and may have hunted at night or twilight. ” These dinosaurs had extra heavy skulls as round and thick as bowling balls. Wannanosaurus was a tiny dinosaur that walked on two legs.

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