Another delayed post… but interesting all the same. I hope they are helpful to someone and of nothing else, a wonderful record of times when the kids and I had fun learning about something new and just a bit unique.
While 2014 has not had us digging deep into the dinosaur world like we have, we did find the time to learn all about this Australian herbivore. The Minmi is named after a water body in Australia and is one of the most complete sets of fossils. Things like stomach content, skin texture and all sorts of fine details are saved in the fossils. It is believed that this dinosaur was often washed to sea and preserved as it was definitely a 4 legged land mammal.
Emanuel found this dinosaur most interesting due to its many armored plates and its obvious herbivore nature. We had a great discussion about where Australia is and how this was NOT a large armored dinosaur. Now we did have a rather interesting video by La Trobe University. Australian Dinosaur – Minmi.
And the links were actually plentiful on this dinosaur:
…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.
Woo this is a long sitting still post. I figure I might as well post these up!!! So while I recoup from a weekend of packing a friend to move, Memorial Day family time and other random over scheduling enjoy some dinosaur information that we did up way too too long ago with our dino fiend!
Emanuel has moved his interest to the oceans with marine reptiles and their unique visages. The Schonisaurus is a rather interesting looking carnivore. Found in the Triassic period it has an amazing number of fossils laying around. With razor sharp teeth and an elongated face this massive creature would have dominated the oceans though potentially was NOT a fast moving predator…
And now for videos… Check out The Largest Carnivorous Predator in Prehistory. Catch a glimpse of our massive marine reptile on the commercial for 3D Sea Rex.