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Hesperornis

RAWR DINOSAURS!!! Monsoon season hit and I soaked myself hopefully saving our tomatoes… and now have to make the difficult decision as to whether or not we walk to the YMCA tomorrow… so in the wake of all the “drama” I have for you… a dinosaur!!!! 

 

Back into the ocean with our dinosaurs and a rather unique flightless bird… the Hesperornis. This Cretaceous period find had feathers and teeth in its “beak”… The remains of this intimidating swimmer have been found in many areas in Canada. With its diet of fish and squid it swims quickly and it has to… predators rule the oceans at this point in history.

Now for our videos. There is a couple episodes in Dinosaur Train that include our bird. But the only one I could get my hands on through the Prime account in the house for free was Episode 6 of Season 1. You can find the link HERE. Our second video is the last in a series that I do believe Gavin now wants to watch from the start. Sea Monsters – The Most Deadly Sea.

Links in a list:

  • National Geographic HERE
  • Dinosaurs.about.com HERE
  • KidsDinos.com HERE
  • BBC HERE
  • Britannica HERE
  • Oceans of Kansas HERE
  • Primeval Wiki HERE
  • Wiki HERE
  • Our colouring page is found on the Dinosaur of the Week page HERE

Herrerasaurus

Found in the Triassic period, this early theropod was a dominante predator in Argentine (South America). The Herrerasaurus had short forearms with claws on its fingers. 3 partial fossils have been found and it is not until the 80’s that a skull was recovered. To date this dinosaur is one of the earliest known to roam the earth! Quite the interesting critter.

We have TWO videos… first I’m a Dinosaur…

…and second, a drawing video by Brooks Leibee.

And now for the links… Jurassic park has our dinosaur HERE. The EnchantedLearning fact sheet is HERE. Kidsdinos.com has their charts and map HERE. Of course Dinosaurs.about.com has their usual set up HERE. Animal Planet has an article HERE. UCMP has an article with links to lecture notes HERE. Britannica has an article HERE and of course you can check out Wiki right HERE. Our colouring page is from deviantArt and our favourite dinosaur artist Zakafreakarama. You can find the page HERE and his page HERE.

With Zander