When life gets sunny and busy …. we walked two miles to the YMCA and two miles BACK HOME after spending 3 hours at various activities this past Tuesday… I run to my backlog… and it is time to get these dinos out! Enjoy! Sorry there isn’t a picture at the end but the resources are there for the using!
Emanuel has turned his focus from the land to the water… there are some absolutely nightmare inspiring critters from the time of the dinosaurs that lived in the oceans! This short-necked plesiosaur had 4 flippers to propel itself through the water. Found in the Cretaceous period this marine reptile had a long and narrow jaw lined with sharp teeth. Nicknamed Dolly, the Dolichorhynchops is found all over North America. While they look like reptiles there are some resources that state they are definitely dinosaurs.
We have TWO videos this time… Sea Monsters 3 from National Geographic. And Sea Monsters A Prehistoric Adventure 2007 from PrehistoricWorld2013.
And now for our links, there are a few articles I am including that we did not read through, but they may be interested for the older dinosaur fanatic! Enjoy!
There dragons and then there are “real” dragons… Dracorex is a dinosaur that looks like a dragon… and the kids LOVED it! This carnivore has an amazing skull, are horns and bumps… A Cretaceous Period dinosaur this herbivore ran on two legs and is thought to be an animal that ran in herds. Found in South Dakota it was named by children with a reference to Harry Potter in the second half of its name.
Really main interest for our two intrepid dino hunters was how much it looked like a dragon!!
Our video is regarding the tv show Primeval… The Real Creatures of Primeval: Dracorex.
In the plains of Asia during the Jurassic period you could find roaming the earth a rather large herbivore called the Shunosaurus. Found specifically in China, it is the only known saurapod with a club on the end of its tail (probably used for defense). A number of skeletons have been recovered of this dinosaur, making it one of the best known of its species.
And now for the videos! First of all is the “live action” fight between our Shunosaurus and two Sinraptors. Quite the chase!
The second one is from the Inedine Dinosaur Show with his piece on our Chinese herbivore.