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Dinosaurs
This month we delve into the world of the dinosaurs, a group of extinct reptiles from Earth's Mesozoic Era. The term Dinosauria was coined by British anatomist and paleontologist Richard Owen in 1842; however, the remains of these animals have been known to humans since Greco-Roman times. The size of some and the assumed ferocity of others are thought to stir up latent fears within us. Their habits and strange body forms, as well as the theories surrounding their demise, continue to capture the imagination of the young and the old alike.
Click on the dinosaur titles below for a sampling of Britannica's extensive coverage of these prehistoric creatures.
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In This Issue
Carnivores (Meat-eaters) Herbivores (Plant-eaters) Dinosaurs & other reptiles
Allosaurus
Compsognathus
Deinonychus
Dilong
Herrerasaurus
Megalosaurus
Therizinosaur
Tyrannosaur
Velociraptor
Apatosaurus
Brachiosaur
Diplodocus
Iguanodon
Lambeosaurus
Yinlong
Pachyrhinosaurus
Plateosaurus
Protoceratops
Scutellosaurus
Stegosaurus
Triceratops
Pachycephalosaurus
Dinosaurs
Crurotarsans
Ichthyosaurs
Mosasaurs
Plesiosaurs
Pliosaurs
Pterosaurs
Learning Materials New & Revised Articles
Video: Iguanodon
Video: Tyrannosaurus in motion







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