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Tanystropheus

…And we are back to the dinosaurs while I sort out pictures for blog posts and proof others. Company, end of summer and back to full day school have slowed me a bit… but I promise to continue catching up! 

 

#3 on the Dinosaurs.about.com’s list of the top 10 weirdest dinosaurs is the VERY long necked dinosaur Tanystropheus. In fact, scientist believe that its neck is as long as it could be without the dinosaur completely defying physics!!! While not technically a dinosaur this archosaur was found in the Triassic period in Europe and the Middle East. It is actually thought that it would have used its head and neck much like a fishing line.

Our videos! First… Dinosaur Safari (Late Triassic) Clip #11: Tanystropheus by Kyle Hartman.

And the second, Tribute to Tanystropheus by ArchosaurKing.

And now our links:

  • Dinosaurs.about.com HERE
  • Jurassic Park Wikia HERE
  • ReptileEvolution.com HERE
  • BBC HERE
  • The Big Zoo HERE
  • The Pterosaur Heresies HERE
  • Prehistoric Wildlife HERE
  • Wiki HERE
  • And our colouring page… it is off of deviantArt HERE thanks to the artist HyphenatedSuperHero HERE.

Struthiosaurus

OH MY GOSH they are so young in the picture at the bottom of the post… which means this is a LONG belated post but at the same time I squeeeee at the adorableness… so that makes it all cool, right???

Another day another dino another herbivore from the Cretaceous period. The Struthiosaurus is an armoured dinosaur that was the smallest of the ankylosaurs (found to date). Found in Europe it is quite the impressive prey… well armoured, and low to the ground… not an easy target.

Out of the book

Our video included an image of our dinosaur but was not overly educational otherwise.

Annnnddd the link list:

  • The Dino Directory HERE
  • Cool Dino Facts Wiki HERE
  • Find the Data HERE
  • Dinosaur.about.com HERE
  • deviantArt and Hyrotrioskjan HERE
  • Wiki HERE
  • The Natural World  has our colouring page (first image) HERE
  • Our book… Neovenator and other European Dinosaurs by Dougal Dixon HERE

    Together