Tag Archive for ‘dinosaur’
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 […]
The first Baryonyx walkeri skeleton cast built in the Western Hemisphere was first displayed at the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park, Colorado, home of Triebold Paleontology, Inc. (TPI), a fossil company housed within the RMDRC facility. After only being displayed long enough to take the video, it was shipped to the Southwest […]
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 […]
Pronounced (TY-RAN-NO-SAU-RUS REX) Discovered: 1987 Discovery Location: Harding County, South Dakota Diet: Meat Eater (Carnivore) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 66 million years Formation: Hell Creek Length: 40 ft One of the largest meat-eating land animals, T. rex is arguably the most popular and most controversial of all dinosaurs. The first T. rex parts were discovered […]