Pronounced (Nic toe sore us grass sill is) Original discovery: O.C. Marsh, 1876 Name means: “slender night reptile” Location found: Gove County, Kansas Diet: Piscivore Age: 84 million years Formation: Niobrara Chalk Wingspan: 7 ft Live weight: 5 pounds Nyctosaurus is an extremely rare pterosaur, and the smallest of […]
Pronounced (DRO-mee-o-SAWR-us) Dromaeosaurus albertensis is one of the rarest theropods from the American west. They were closely related to Velociraptor but significantly larger reaching lengths in excess of 6 feet. Known only from a collection of partial skeletons, this specimen represents the latest interpretation of its anatomy.
Pronounced (trie-SER-a-tops) Nickname: “Gundy” Discovery Location: Harding County, South Dakota Discovered By: Mike Triebold, 1992 Diet: Herbivore Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 66 million years Formation: Hell Creek Length: 24 ft Location of Originial Specimen: Gunma Prefectural Museum, Japan Triceratops, the most well known ceratopsian, reached lengths of over 30 feet. […]
Pronounced (Komp-so-Nath-us) Solnhofen Formation, Germany 155 million years old A small dinosaur sometimes referred to simply as “Compy”, Compsognathus (meaning “elegant jaw”) was a therop that lived along the shores of the Tethys sea. A recent discovery of a relative, Juravenator, also in the Solnhofen Limestone, preserves scaled skin on parts of its body, indicating […]