Dinosaurs Rediscovered: New Findings which are Revolutionizing Dinosaur Science
From dinosaurs smaller than chickens to the biggest beasts ever to walk the Earth, here is the exciting story of recent discoveries about dinosaurs and the scientists who made them. Informal and informative.--The Boston Globe. Lessem wrote and hosted a recent Nova series on dinosaurs. Photos and drawings.
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world have been ascribed to the same animals, making the megalo- saurs a junk-
basket category for a host of little-understood predators from mid-dinosaur time. "I
wouldn't touch the megalosaurs with a fork," says Bakker of their taxonomic
confusion. As for Gasosaurus, he thinks that "the shape of the skull seems similar
to allosaurs, but it is hard to say whether there is a direct relationship."
Gasosaurus is more likely a close ancestor of another large and slightly later
Chinese predator ...
And in 1991, paleontologists in Colorado unearthed the earliest North American
example of nodo- saurs, armor-sided tanks a ton in weight and twelve feet long.
But the dominant dinosaurs in the Morrison Formation are those truly
monumental dinosaurs, the sauropods. As throughout the world, western North
America was titans' turf. The American West had been underwater in the Middle
Jurassic. But by 145 million years ago, the Jurassic seas had retreated northward
into Canada ...
Nondinosaurian reptiles in the water and the air — pterosaurs, mosa- saurs, and
plesiosaurs — disappeared. But on land, and along water margins, turtles,
crocodiles, snakes, amphibians, and most mammals made it through the K/T
boundary. Placental mammals and now- extinct multituberculates did fine, as did
marsupials in South America, though they nearly went extinct in North America.
Birds emerged in fine fettle. Perhaps they were all more adaptable than the
dinosaurs to an ...
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