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Deinosuchus

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Deinosuchus rugosus

Deinosuchus was not a dinosaur. It is related to modern day alligators. The small skull is of a modern crocodile.

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What does its name mean? – Terrible crocodile

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What did they eat? – Like modern day crocodiles and alligators, deinosuchus ate meat.

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When did they live? – Deinosuchus lived around 80 to 73 million years ago.

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How big were they? – They could have been up to 8 to 10m long.

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Here is the Wikipedia link with more information about deinosuchus

Deinosuchus

Pteranodon

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Pteranodon

The pteranodon were not dinosaurs. They were flying reptiles.

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What does its name mean? – Wing toothless

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What did they eat? – They probably ate mostly fish.

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When did they live? – Pteranodons lived around 85 to 75 million years ago.

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How big were they? – The pteranodons could have a wingspan (wingtip to wingtip) of over 6m.

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How many types of pteranodons were there? – Scientists have found over 1,200 species of pteranodons.

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Could they fly or only glide? – In early years many thought they could only glide but we now believe they could fly. Some were known to have flown long distances just like some birds migrate thousands of kilometres.

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Click on the video below to see one of the flying reptiles move.

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Here is the Wikipedia link with more information about pteranodon

Pteranodon

Triceratops

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Triceratops

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What does its name mean? – Three horn face

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What did they eat? – The triceratops was a plant eater.

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When did they live? – Triceratops lived around 68 to 66 million years ago.

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How big were they? – The triceratops could be up to 9m long and 3m high.

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How did they protect themselves? – The three horns on their heads were probably used to protect them but they may also have been used to attract a mate.

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Were there more types of ceratops? – Over time, there had been many types of ceratops although the triceratops is the most famous. The photo below shows the skull of a centrosaurus apertus, another ceratops type.

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Here is the Wikipedia link with more information about triceratops

Triceratops

Stegosaurus

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Stegosaurus

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What does its name mean? – Covered lizard

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What did they eat? – The stegosaurus was a plant eater.

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When did they live? – Stegosaurus lived around 150 to 155 million years ago.

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How big were they? – The stegosaurus could be up to 9m long and 4m high.

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How did they protect themselves? – Look at the photo below. The stegosaurus would wave their tail spikes to warn attackers. The plates on their back most likely helped them warm up or cool down and could also have been used to protect them.

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What did their skeleton look like? – Inside the museum, you can see a skeleton of a stegosaurus. You can see how small its head was.

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How big was its brain? – Despite its large size, its brain was only about the size of a dog’s brain.

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Here is the Wikipedia link with more information about stegosaurus

Stegosaurus

Parasaurolophus

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Parasaurolophus

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What does its name mean? – Near lizard crest

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What did they eat? – They were plant eaters.

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When did they live? – Parasaurolophus lived around 76 to 73 million years ago.

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How big were they? – They were thought to grow to over 9m in length.

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Here is the Wikipedia link with more information about parasaurolophus

Parasaurolophus