Tag Archive for ‘carnivore’
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 (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 (mega-low-see-lo-can-thus doe-bee-eye) Discovery Location: Lane County, Kansas Discovered by: Glenn Rockers Diet: Carnivore Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 85 million years old Formation: Niobrara Chalk Length: 12 ft Location of Original Specimen: American Museum of Natural History, New York City, New York Coelacanths are commonly referred to as “living fossils”, thought to have gone extinct […]
pronounced (car-CAR-o-don MEG-a-lo-don) Location of Specimen: Florida Diet: Carnivore Age: 20 million years Length: 50 ft Weight: 50 tons Megalodon was the largest of the sharks, living or extinct. They lived from 20 million years ago until about 1.5 million years ago. Scientist do not know precisely why the megalodon became extinct, but it was […]
pronounced (Tie-Low-Sore-us Pro-Rig-er) Nick Name: “Bunker Tylosaur” Discovered By: C.D. Bunker, 1911 Discovery Location: Western Kansas Diet: Meat Eater (Carnivore) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 83 million years Formation: Niobrara Chalk Lenght: 45 ft. Location of Original Specimen: In the Collection of The University of Kansas Museum of Natural History, Lawrence, Kansas This specimen, the largest […]