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Enantiornithine… Not a Dinosaur!

Back to rather old saved posts before I face the October resize. Enjoy this NOt dinosaur!

But a bird found during the age of dinosaurs. The enantiornithine died out at the end of the Cretaceous period but was common during the Mesozoic era. With feathers and teeth, this omnivore has been found as small as a sparrow and as big as a turkey. Toted as the possible origin of feathers and birds… this prehistoric bird has been a creature of interest for some time. They are thought to be found everywhere but Antarctica, virtually all over the Pangea.

We came across the enantiornithine on Dinosaur Train so of course we had to hunt more. This bird was a wonderful creature to restart our dinosaur odyssey. We had one good video that both Emanuel and Gavin enjoyed. PL3_Bird_Enantiornithine Birds by Walter Jahn.

Our second video was more a peek at a rendering on the Dinopedia for Walking With Dinosaurs. An image from their opening HERE. Of course this bird is also featured on Dinosaur Train. You can watch them on PBSkids.org. Or Netflix of course. We found our best images on Google WERE Dinosaur Train. I simply did a Google search for enantiornithine  or enantiornithine  dinosaur train and clicked images.

We had a few links. Some were too advanced for my current learners but I have included them here all the same out of interest sake.

  • Random Thoughts has a… random thought about our bird HERE.
  • Dinosaur Train’s Field Guide… click search and find our bird HERE.
  • Dinosaur Train Wikia HERE.
  • Answers in Genesis has an article HERE.
  • Phys.Org HERE.
  • Wiki article HERE.
  • A Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology HERE
  • Our colouring page came from deviantArt. We used it to trace out our dinosaur and paste it on a scene the boys drew… Thanks to Albertonykus HERE.

Lambeosaurus

WOO pictures and everything on this flash from the past! Enjoy my leap back in time to look at dinosaurs while I prep the next deep and involved post… or get my bum in gear and finish December!

Now we chose our dinosaurs slightly differently… by looking at Dinosaur Train episodes this time round. Lambeosaurus was featured in the episode New Neighbours/Don’s Collection (Season 4, Episode 3) available for free watching (with Prime) on Amazon HERE. Our duck-billed, crested herbivore runs on two legs through the Cretaceous period. Found in the Woodlands of North America it is potentially the largest of the hadrosaurs to date.

We honestly didn’t look for other videos as the kids were very pleased with the Dinosaur Train one. I am sure there are more if you google it!

Links!

  • EnchantedLearning HERE
  • Dinosaurs.about.com HERE
  • KidsDinos.com HERE
  • Animal Planet HERE
  • San Diego Natural History Museum HERE
  • Dinosaur King HERE
  • Encylopaedia Britannica HERE
  • Wiki HERE
  • Our colouring page comes from Arthur’s Clip Art HERE

    All 4 involved in this one

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