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Dromaeosaurus albertensis(0)

December 18, 2012

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.

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Triceratops prorus skull

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.  […]

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Compsognathus longipes

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 […]

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Denversaurus (Edmontonia) cf. schlessmani

pronounced (DEN-ver-SAWR-us) Nickname:  “Tank” Discovery Location:  Niobrara County, Wyoming Diet: Herbivore Period:  Late Cretaceous Age:  66 million years Formation:  Lance Formation Length:  18 ft Location of Original Specimen:  Hayashibara Museum of Natural Sciences in Okayama, Japan A large armored dinosaur of the Nodosaur family, this is the most derived of its kind. It was part […]


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