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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

Herrerasaurus

Found in the Triassic period, this early theropod was a dominante predator in Argentine (South America). The Herrerasaurus had short forearms with claws on its fingers. 3 partial fossils have been found and it is not until the 80’s that a skull was recovered. To date this dinosaur is one of the earliest known to roam the earth! Quite the interesting critter.

We have TWO videos… first I’m a Dinosaur…

…and second, a drawing video by Brooks Leibee.

And now for the links… Jurassic park has our dinosaur HERE. The EnchantedLearning fact sheet is HERE. Kidsdinos.com has their charts and map HERE. Of course Dinosaurs.about.com has their usual set up HERE. Animal Planet has an article HERE. UCMP has an article with links to lecture notes HERE. Britannica has an article HERE and of course you can check out Wiki right HERE. Our colouring page is from deviantArt and our favourite dinosaur artist Zakafreakarama. You can find the page HERE and his page HERE.

With Zander

Dilophosaurus

Now here is a place where Jurassic Park MAY have gotten it wrong, I don’t know if you remember this movie (I certainly do), but early on there are these dinosaurs, not overly huge, that only only had this weird crest ┬áthat opened up around their head but they ALSO spit poison. I think that is when the overweight employee who was stealing DNA samples is killed or something like that. Blinded at least. Well, according to our research there is NO proof that either this crest OR the poison spitting truly occurred. Of course, it was still a rather unique looking dinosaur with its crest on the top of its head and ability to run. We actually had two videos this time (no, I did NOT show Emanuel the JP clip, no need to muddy the waters with an artist’s rendition of the dinosaur with “extras”). First, I’m a Dinosaur.

Our second video is a Discovery one, so you have go to the site it is posted on and view it HERE.

Now for our links. This dinosaur was around in the early Jurassic period on the riverbanks of Asia and North America, you can find a great kid drawn illustration and even a question to test your knowledge HERE. Curious about how this dinosaur sizes up against a human? Check HERE for a great illustration of that. EnchantedLearning has a fact sheet HERE. Kidsdinos.com has their usual helpful page HERE. Quite the colourful picture of our dinosaur HERE on Dinosaurs.about.com. Wiki has their information HERE.

We didn’t get into this site but enjoyed the image of the skeleton HERE. I am sure that it would be helpful for anyone who REALLY wanted to know more about this dinosaur. But first, before you truly head off and learn more… our colouring page was right HERE. This one was special, it has questions attached to answer. Which was a fun exercise for Emanuel and I to share what we remembered.

A series of worksheets on this one