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Dinosaur with 500 teeth

Dinosaur with 500 teeth

Dinosaur with 500 teeth The dinosaur with 500 teeth is called the Nigersaurus, pronounced NYE-jer-SORE-us (Greek for “Niger lizard”). Nigersaurus was a 30-foot-long plant-eating dinosaur that lived in the Sahara Desert over 110 million years ago. This dinosaur lived...

What is the Fastest Dinosaur

What is the Fastest Dinosaur

What is the Fastest Dinosaur Introduction People often wonder what the fastest dinosaur was. They want to know which prehistoric animal could run the fastest during its day on Earth. The fastest non-avian dinosaur has not yet been identified. It's hard to say which...

What is the Oldest Dinosaur

What is the Oldest Dinosaur

What is the oldest dinosaur? The oldest dinosaur is the Archaeopteryx lithographica, which is believed to have lived around 150 million years ago. The Archaeopteryx lithographica was believed to have evolved from small, meat-eating therapods that lived in the Jurassic...

Amber Alert: feathered dinosaur found perfectly preserved!

Amber Alert: feathered dinosaur found perfectly preserved!

The tail of a feathered dinosaur has been found perfectly preserved in amber from Myanmar. The one-of-a-kind discovery helps put flesh on the bones of these extinct creatures, opening a new window on the biology of a group that dominated Earth for more than 160...

It is possible to kill a T-Rex with a gun, but not likely

It is possible to kill a T-Rex with a gun, but not likely

It is possible to kill a T-Rex with a gun, but not likely. You would have to shoot the creature in the head and neck region, and even then there's no guarantee that they will die or be permanently immobilized. Introduction The T-Rex is a powerful animal with the...

How Do We Know What Color Dinosaur Feathers Were?

How Do We Know What Color Dinosaur Feathers Were?

Dinosaur color and coloration has long been a debated conversation amongst kids, dinosaur enthusiasts, and scientists alike. Recently, new findings and research has made it possible for paleontologists, biologists, and scientists to determine, with “water-tight”...

How Do We Know What Color Dinosaurs Were?

How Do We Know What Color Dinosaurs Were?

Believe it or not, we don’t know as much as you might think about what dinosaurs actually looked or acted like. I know, you’ve probably seen movies like Jurassic World or Walking With Dinosaurs so you’ve “SEEN” dinosaurs and think you know what they look like. It’s...

Does Oil, Gas, and Fossil Fuels Come From Dinosaurs?

Does Oil, Gas, and Fossil Fuels Come From Dinosaurs?

Is oil made of dinosaurs?I'll never forget when I first made the connection that oil and gas ‘came from dinosaurs.’ I was in my late 30’s watching the movie Cars 2 with my children when Tow Mater also first learned that gasoline is made out of dinosaurs. On a...

U.S. State Fossils and Dinosaurs – with Photos

U.S. State Fossils and Dinosaurs – with Photos

Did you know that almost every State in The United States of America has an official state fossil or dinosaur? It's true. Just like every state has an official state bird (Missouri’s is a Cardinal), or state flower (Texas’ is the Bluebonnet), or even a state food...

How Did Dinosaurs Sleep?

How Did Dinosaurs Sleep?

One question that kids often wonder about is how did dinosaurs sleep? Or did they sleep? For instance, did they sleep standing up or laying down? Did they sleep in caves? Especially intriguing is the question, "How did the tyrannosaurus sleep?" Could a T-Rex lay down...

Are Dragons Real? Dinosaurs VS Dragons.

Are Dragons Real? Dinosaurs VS Dragons.

My kids love dinosaurs. Obviously! But they also love dragons. Especially the “How To Train Your Dragon” series. The other day we were watching a dragon movie and it got me thinking about the similarities and differences between dragons and dinosaurs. Where did...

Are Chickens Related to the T-Rex?

Are Chickens Related to the T-Rex?

If you haven’t heard about it yet - you will. Chickens are the closest living relative to the T. rex. That’s right the mighty fearsome Tyrannosaurs has evolved into a chicken. You thought those tiny arms were ridiculous. Well, look at him now. QUESTION: Are Chickens...