Sorry no picture with this ancient dino post. BUT as I did last year, this year is the year to catch up. So posting the dinosaurs it is. Enjoy this Australian dinosaur post. I promise December VERY soon!
What a name – Diamantinasaurus Matildae, known more commonly in Australia as Matilda. This Cretaceous period sauropod is still mostly unknown. Only portions of its skeleton have been recovered to date. It is possibly the biggest sauropod in Australia. In comparison to the other large Titanosaurs, Matilda is actually on the small side. It is considered to be stocky and round with an almost bow legged appearance.
We had one video from LatrobeUniAustralia called Australian Dinosaur – Diamantinasaurus.
The link list is relatively short but definitely interesting…
Sorry there is no image for this one… Just links etc. But one more long due post is up and running! Enjoy the random dinosaur facts in July!
Emanuel does enjoy the unusual dinosaurs. I went onto Fantastic Dinosaurs HD, the iPad app and picked out one of the weirder Triassic critters. The Prestosuchus is neither a dinosaur or a crocodile but something called an archosaur. Found in Brazil, it had very powerful legs and was thought to be a fast runner. A carnivore, it was quite the scary looking creature.
Our video for the day was Dino Moments Prestosuchus WMV. I will warn you there is a screen shown from 45-56 seconds of the individual (Stephen Pearl’s) website link and such that I did NOT peruse. What interested us was the images from the Royal Ontario Museum’s exhibit.
This “savage lizard” is one of the largest known Jurassic therapods. The Torvosaurus is found in North America and is a rather intimidating carnivore. There is some debate as to whether or not it is actually a dinosaur on its own or a version of another due to the lack of a complete skeleton. An intimidating and fierce dinosaur Emanuel was quick to point out that it looks A LOT like a T Rex!
So again, two videos! We started with I’m a Dinosaur and ended with a short fight video of the Torvosaurus vs an Allosaurus!
Ok ok time for the links! Dino Directory sets up up with a great visual on the size of this beast HERE. The Dinopedia covers our dinosaur HERE. DinosaurKing has some stats HERE. Dinosaurs.about.com has an article HERE. EnchantedLearning has a fact sheet HERE. Carnivora has an entry HERE about our dinosaur. Wiki has their say HERE and you can find our colouring page HERE we actually used our NHM link for that.