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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Torosaurus

            TOROSAURUS
Torosaurus is related to triceratops because it has three horns and has a big frill to protect it from predators. Torosaurus makes a big circle with their bodies when their young are in danger.  The heads of the adults make the outer wall of the big circle so T-Rex or other predators won't eat their babies that are in the center of the circle.

Torosaurus means "Pierced Reptile" or "Perforated Lizard" because it has two big holes in its skull located in its big frill.                                                                                                Torosaurus is a herbivore witch means "plant-eater" because it eats plants like ferns and bushes. 

It roamed the earth during the Late Cretaceous period, 65 million years ago in North America. Torosaurus is a member of the Hadrosaurus family because it has a birds beak. Torosaurus "TOR-o-SAWR-us" is 8 feet tall, 21-25 feet long, and 4 tons. The first skull of Torosaurus was found by John Bell Hatcher the fossil hunter. Torosaurus was named by Othniel Marsh. http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/prehistoric/prehistoric.html

Monday, April 9, 2012

                  DINOSAURS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    



Dinosaurs Alive IMAX 3D Blu-ray
Dinosaurs are wonderful, mysterious creatures who lived millions of years ago. These periods of time are known as Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous. I believe the more we learn about these creatures, the more we know about how they lived and what our world was like back then and how it effects us today. One of the things we learned from them was about how our climate was back then. The dinosaurs had more CO2 in their atmosphere which helped the plants grow bigger and better than today's plants.Though we wouldn't be able to survive in that environment that contained high amounts of CO2.


Before the continents were separated,They were all together and formed a super continent called Pangaea. All of the continents were together until the asteroid wiped out all life on earth but the human and rat size mammals and reptiles went under ground and sadly the larger dinosaurs died out forever on earth. Today the ancestors of the meat-eating theropods can be found just look at the eagles, hawks, falcons, vultures, owls, and hunting birds. We know from the fossils what they ate, where they were from, what there species were, and what period the species was from. As we continue to dig we will learn more and more of what the world will come to be.



                Dino Fun Facts

Ankylosaurus has a club tail, spikes all around its back, a hard armor on its back. Ankylosaurus lived in the Cretaceous period. Nanotyranno is a smaller version of T-Rex and Nanotyranno has a swift and agile body an a good Hunter. Nanotyranno long back legs with 3 claws on each foot, has a head full of sharp knife like teeth, and a tail for balance when it is runing. Nanotyranno lived in the Cretaceous period. Stegosaurus lived in Jurassic period. Stegosaurus has four spikes on its tail, and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            has 20 plates on its back when blood goes to the plates it tells the Stegosaurus females its ready to mate or to tell the rival males it wants to fight.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Where They Lived and What Their Name Means part 3


Where in the world did they live?






*Kritosaurus means "Noble lizard" ~lived in Mexico and Texas. 
*Lambeosaurus means "Lamb's lizard" ~lived in Alberta
*Leaellynasaura means "Leaelly  lizard"~ lived in Australia 
*Leptoceratops means "Slender horned face" ~ lived in Alberta
*Lesothosaurus means "lizard from Lesotho" ~ lived in Africa
*Lufengosaurus means "Lufeng lizard" ~ lived in China
*Mamenchisaurus means "Mamen lizard"~ lived in China
*Manirapters means "Hand snatcher" ~ lived in World Wide
*Massopondylus means "Massive vertebra"~ lived in Arizona
*Mononykus means "Single claw" ~lived in Mongolia
*Mosasaurs means "lizard from the Meuse"~ lived in Africa and Canada
*Mussaurus means "Mouse lizard"~ lived in Argentina
* Megalosaurus means "Great lizard"~ lived in England 
*Majungatholus means "Majunga dome" and lived in Madagascar
*Maiasaura means "Good Mother lizard"~ lived in Montana
*Nanotyrannus means "Dwarf tyrant"~ lived in Montana
*Nemegtosaurus means "lizard from Nemegt"~ lived in Mongolla 
*Nodosaurus means "Knobby lizard"~ lived in Wyoming

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