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Mussaurus

What’s tiny, cute, and lived 215 million years ago? The Mussaurus. At least scientists believed it was tiny and cute for a long time.   Fun Facts The name Mussaurus means Mouse Lizard/Reptile. This

Mussaurus

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Massospondylus

What do the Massospondylus and the crocodile have in common? We’ll give you a hint: their nurseries.   Fun Facts The Massospondylus lived in what is now

Massospondylus

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Giraffatitan

The word titan means “giant” after the titans, who were created by Uranus and Gaia in Greek mythology. Now imagine an animal whose name means “giant giraffe.” That’s the Giraffatitan.   Fun Facts Giraffatitan was a sauropod (long-neck)...

Giraffatitan

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Dreadnoughtus

What does a sauropod dinosaur have in common with an old armored battleship? A name and location.   Fun Facts Dreadnoughtus was discovered in Argentina and was named Dreadnoughtus, which...

Dreadnoughtus

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Brontosaurus

Brontosaurus, one of the world’s most beloved dinosaurs, is one example of how science evolves and changes as we learn new things.   Fun Facts The Brontosaurus was first discovered in the...

Brontosaurus

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Velociraptor

Thanks to the Jurassic Park movies, the Velociraptor is among the most popular and well-known of all dinosaurs, right up there with T-Rex. But is everything we know about this dinosaur correct? Let’s find out.   Fun...

Velociraptor

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Tyrannosaurus

T-Rex is the most beloved and easily recognized dinosaur of all time, probably because it has been studied for many years. Its name means “Tyrant Lizard King,” which is probably an apt description.   Fun...

Tyrannosaurus

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Therizinosaurus

Imagine a cross between a sloth and a Muppet and you might have a Therizinosaurus. Fragments of fossils from this dinosaur were found in Mongolia in the 1950s, but we’ve never found a complete skeleton. Scientists still have a lot...

Therizinosaurus

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Struthiomimus

If a dinosaur looks like a bird, moves like a bird, and acts like a bird, is it a bird? Not necessarily.   Fun Facts The Struthiomimus...

Struthiomimus

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Spinosaurus

Step aside, T-Rex. Spinosaurus is the largest meat-eating dinosaur ever discovered. Not only that, its strange appearance is downright mythical. Think...

Spinosaurus

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Oviraptor

The Oviraptor was the first member of its family, oviraptoridae, to be discovered. It was a birdlike dinosaur with a sharp, short beak like a parrot. It lacked teeth, but it did have points on the roof of its mouth.

Oviraptor

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Nanuqsaurus

Nanuqsaurus is an interesting name and its meaning is even more interesting: “polar bear lizard.” So far, paleontologists have only found one skull belonging to this animal. They still have lots to learn, but they do know that it lived in what is now Alaska, hence the name.

Nanuqsaurus

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Microraptor

We might know more about the Microraptor than any other dinosaur because scientists have discovered many fossils from this animal. Over 300 Microraptor fossils have been found.

Microraptor

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Megalosaurus

Megalosaurus was the first dinosaur ever to be named a dinosaur by scientists.

Megalosaurus

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Hadrosaurus

The Hadrosaurus is special because it was the first dinosaur found in the U.S. officially recognized as a dinosaur by science.

Hadrosaurus

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Gigantoraptor

Gigantoraptor dinosaur was a huge oviroraptorosaur, growing at least 26 feet long. It lived in what is now Mongolia. Although scientists have only found one Gigantoraptor skull, they believe it’s the biggest in its family—imagine an...

Gigantoraptor

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Gallimimus Ballatus

Gallimimus Ballatus lived during the late Cretaceous Period, about 70 million years ago, in what is now Mongolia. This dinosaur got its genus name, which means “chicken...

Gallimimus Ballatus

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Dryptosaurus

One of the first dinosaurs discovered and recognized by scientists in the United States, Dryptosaurus lived in the area that is now New Jersey during the late Cretaceous Period, 67 million years ago. It was a...

Dryptosaurus

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Dilophosaurus

The Dilophosaurus had a large crest on its skull, made from delicate bone. This crest wasn’t strong enough to be a weapon, but was probably used to intimidate or impress. Because it was one of the largest animals alive during its time, its short, curved teeth were probably just right since it...

Dilophosaurus

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Deinonychus

For many years, people thought of dinosaurs as huge, lumbering reptiles. When Deinonychus was discovered in the 1960s, scientists had to look at dinosaurs in a new way. Deinonychus was the first birdlike dinosaur to be discovered....

Deinonychus

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Brachiosaurus

One of the largest dinosaurs, the brachiosaurus was 82 feet long and tall enough to look in a five-story building. It probably weighed as much as 62 tons. It moved slowly and ate plants, and its front legs were longer than its back ones—similar to a

Brachiosaurus

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Apatosaurus

First discovered in the U.S. in 1877, Apatosaurus was once called Brontosaurus. This massive dinosaur grew up to 82 feet long and weighed as much as 50,000 pounds. It fueled its body by eating tons of

Apatosaurus

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Anklyosaurus

Imagine a cross between a turtle and a military tank and you might have an anklyosaurus. This animal was slow, but tough!

Anklyosaurus

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Allosaurus

Think of a truly terrifying dinosaur. Chances are, the one in your mind is an allosaurus. The allosaurus is one of the most well-known dinosaurs and the one most of us imagine ripping through a jungle destroying everything in...

Allosaurus

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Recently Discovered Dinosaurs

Abelisaurus The first Abelisaurus fossil was found in Argentina in 1985 by Roberto Abel. This dinosaur was a fierce carnivore, but it evolved separately from the tyrannosaurs.

Recently Discovered Dinosaurs

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