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- Dinosaurs by State (50)
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New Dinosaur Discoveries
New dinosaurs are being discovered virtually every week, all over the world. Here's a running list of all the plant-eating and meat-eating dinosaurs that have been discovered and named over the last five years, complete with links to additional information.
Which Dinosaurs Lived in Your State?
Whether you live in Montana, Mississippi or Michigan, the odds are that some kind of dinosaur (or prehistoric animal) resided in your state millions of years ago. Here's an interactive map of all 50 states, with links to their most famous fauna from the Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras.
The 10 Most Important Dinosaur Bones
Most dinosaurs are "diagnosed" based not on complete skeletons, or even near-complete skeletons, but scattered, disconnected bones like skulls, vertebrae and femurs. Here's a list of the most important dinosaur bones, and what they have to tell us about the creatures that left them.
The 10 Most Influential Paleontologists
If it weren't for the efforts of thousands of paleontologists, evolutionary biologists and geologists, we wouldn't know nearly as much about dinosaurs as we do today. Here's a list of the top 10 dinosaur hunters who have contributed to our knowledge of these ancient reptiles.
10 Discoveries that Changed Dinosaur History
Not every fossil dug up on a distant lakebed or arid mountain plain has had an equally profound effect on paleontology. Here are 10 notable discoveries that changed, sharpened, or completely altered the views of working scientists about these long-extinct reptiles.
Dinosaur Footprints and Trackmarks
A dinosaur could only be fossilized once--but it could leave behind millions of footprints over the course of its lifetime. Here's how fossil footprints are decoded by paleontologists, and what they can tell us about how specific dinosaurs lived (and died).
The 10 Biggest Dinosaur Blunders
When you make a living studying 100-million-year-old dinosaurs, you're bound to get a few facts muddled now and then. Here's a list of the 10 most notable mistakes, misunderstandings, and out-and-out frauds in the history of paleontology.
The Bone Wars
In the late 19th century, Othniel C. Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope dug up thousands of dinosaur bones in the American west. They also hurled countless insults, accusations and libels at each other, a lifelong rivalry that has been immortalized as the Bone Wars.
What to Do if You Find a Fossil
Every now and then, ordinary people unearth what appear to be dinosaur fossils in the most unlikely places--a rock outcropping, a river bed, even their own backyards. Here's what to do if you stumble across some very old bones, and you need more information.
Have I Found a Dinosaur Egg?
Virtually every day, someone in the world discovers what appears to be a clutch of fossilized dinosaur eggs, often in their own backyards. Unfortunately, though, the odds that these "eggs" were really laid by dinosaurs are exceedingly slim.
Official State Fossils
Most states in the U.S. have designated an official state fossil--and the candidates include dinosaurs, prehistoric mammals, and even the occasional coral or squid. Here's a list of official fossils by state, complete with links to more information.