A gigantic fish-eater (Bigger than a T. rex!
) with a crocodile snout and a large sail on its back, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus has always been
a strange and enigmatic creature. It may have just become something stranger: a semiaquatic, quadrupedal theropod dinosaur. [more inside]
Scientists at Drexel university have discovered and described
the most complete
supermassive dinosaur ever found. According to paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara, the titanosaur
"weighed as much as a dozen African elephants or more than seven T. rex
. Shockingly, skeletal evidence shows that when this 65-ton specimen died, it was not yet full grown. It is by far the best example we have of any of the most giant creatures to ever walk the planet." It's name? Dreadnoughtus .
Dinosaurs were lumbering, stupid, scientifically boring beasts—until John Ostrom rewrote the book on them.
Dimetrodon is not a dinosaur!
Sorry to ruin your childhood yet again, but it's not even a reptile. It's a synapsid, which makes it one of our cousins. [more inside]
is a blog devoted to exposing dinosaurs for the murder oriented monstrosities they were, promoting preparations for the likelihood of their return, and outing those people who support the dinosaur agenda."
"Mountain of Dinosaurs" (1967)
A Russian cartoon, directed by Rasa Strautmane
. WARNING: things don't end well for the Dinosaurs. [via
On May 20th, the fossil remains of a Tarbosaurus
(aka, Tyrannosaurus bataar
) were sold for $1,052,500
. The auction was carried out despite objections from the President of Mongolia
and a court order
. The problem? The remains may have been poached.
"These giant monsters of the past are seen to breathe, to live again, to move and battle as they did at the dawn of life!" The Ghost of Slumber Mountain
(1918), by Willis O'Brien
Some early test shots
from legendary filmmaker and animator Ray Harryhausen's
unfinished film, Evolution
. [more inside]
In 1916, Bone War
veteran (and poet
) Charles H. Sternberg
loaded 22 crates of fossils from the Alberta Badlands onto the SS Mount Temple
, intending to ship them to the British Museum of Natural History. They never made it.
[via Dinosaur Tracking
) and Eric Boardman
on dinosaurs: "More Dinosaurs," 1
. "Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs," 1
. "Son of Dinosaurs," (featuring Jimmy Stewart
. Not dinosaurs, but still cool: "Prehistoric World," 1
. [more inside]
is an educational game that "simulates the process of creating a scientific hypothesis and testing it against new data
" (A good thing to teach kids with people like these guys
running around). The game is based on the legendary Cope/Marsh feud
: a conflict that caused one Dinosaur to be classified twice
and could make for a really cool movie someday.