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Archaeopteryx

OK NOW I am finally FINALLY posting some of the last Dino pages from waaaaaaaay back when. Oh dear!!! Seriously though, humble pie and showing my kids that if I started it I FINISH IT!!!!

Here I am FINALLY going back to posting these dinosaur pages… Poor Emanuel exhausted my supply of the easy to research ones ages ago and these posts fell to the wayside. BUT I am committed to post it all. So hopefully someone else can have an easier time finding these gems! Enjoy!

Apparently there IS a dinosaur that is commonly known as the bridge between dinosaurs and birds… well for the most part… and that dinosaur is the Archaeopteryx. This feathered dinosaur from the Jurassic period was found in Germany and while it looks rather birdlike still has dinosaur “bits” like teeth and basic bone structure. They probably flew… badly, may have lived in the trees, were not that large (pigeon) and ate bugs and small critters… Quite the interesting bridge!

Now onto the videos… first we had a video off of SCI you will have to go to the site to see HERE. The second video, the one Emanuel says is THE BEST of ┬áthe day was an origami one!

And now for the list of links!

  • Dinosaurs.about.com HERE
  • UCMP HERE
  • EnchantedLearning HERE
  • Live Science HERE
  • BBC Nature HERE
  • KidsDinos.com HERE
  • Yahoo! Voices has an article HERE
  • Wiki HERE
  • And our colouring page at HelloKids.com HERE

Mosasaur/Mosasaurus

Well we are still averaging a dinosaur or prehistoric animal a week. Dinosaur Train HERE has become an amazing resource for finding those interesting creatures we have yet to cover. I have to say, I love how vocabulary building the world of the prehistoric is… all of the kids are rather clear (minus Echo) on what carnivore is and quick to describe what features differentiate between close species.

The Mosasaur was an interesting one. Again we found it on our Dinosaur Train list. Their site has a great section dedicated to going through each of the dinosaurs covered on the show in some detail. Their field guide HERE. You will have to look through them to find our specific dinosaur of the day!

We had a few links of interest all about this aquatic carnivore. This lizard was a top ocean predator which were thought to have evolved from snake like lizards that left the land and returned to the ocean…

Here are those promised links!

  • Prehistoric-Wildlife.com HERE
  • Jurassic Park Wiki HERE
  • Dinosaurs.About.com HERE
  • EnchantedLearning HERE
  • Wiki HERE
  • FossilGuy HERE
  • BBC science site HERE
  • State Historical Site of North Dakota HERE
  • A not so educational video from the show Primeval HERE
  • A colouring page from Education.com HERE

Zhejiangopterus

Yes, more dinosaurs… or rather not dinosaurs… enjoy my continuing deflation of any sort of pride in how caught up my blog is! But once it is… bam I will be on top of the world!!!

 

Now there is a mouthful! Pronounced ZHE-zhang-OP-ter-us (does that even really help much either?), this is not a dinosaur but a pterosaur found in the late Cretaceous period. Found in the coastal area of Asia (specifically China), this flying lizard subsisted mainly on a diet of fish. It was toothless and had an usually long head and neck without any sort of crest. Moderately large in stature it had extra long legs as well.

This flying reptile was impressive in size and number of unearthed portions as well as pretty much full skeletons. Quite the interesting character!

We have a few links of interest to share with this one:

  • Dinosaurs.about.com HERE
  • Prehistoric-Wildlife.com HERE
  • My Dino’s (title straight from site) HERE
  • Dino Dominion HERE
  • DinosaurFact.net HERE
  • Open Caching Beta HERE
  • Dinosaur Train Field Guide, just put the rather difficult to spell name into the search engine HERE
  • Dinosaur Train Wiki HERE
  • Wikipedia HERE
  • Our Google search for the images HERE
  • Our pictures is from deviantArt HERE thanks to Xezansaur called Zhejiangopterus Linhaiensis