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By Bob Strauss

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    • What Did Dinosaurs Eat? Created: Monday, October 03, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Some dinosaurs were meat-eaters, and some dinosaurs were plant-eaters--but all dinosaurs, large or small, had to eat constantly in order to survive. Here's a look at the favorite diets of dinosaurs...
    • 10 Facts About Giganotosaurus Created: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Giganotosaurus is rapidly gaining on T. Rex as the most popular meat-eating dinosaur. Here are 10 facts you may or may not have known about this terrifying hunter of the middle Cretaceous period.
    • 10 Facts About Troodon Created: Monday, February 14, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Often touted as the smartest dinosaur that ever lived, Troodon was a typical theropod of the late Cretaceous period. Here are 10 facts you may or may not have known about Troodon.
    • 10 Facts About Quetzalcoatlus Created: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Quetzalcoatlus was the biggest pterosaur that ever lived; in fact, this airplane-sized reptile was the biggest flying animal in earth's history. Here are 10 facts you may or may not have known about Quetzalcoatlus.
    • Primate Evolution Created: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The first primate ancestors appeared on earth around the time the dinosaurs went extinct--and diversified, over the next 65 million years, into monkeys, lemurs, great apes and (a relatively recent development) human beings. Here's everything you need to know about primate evolution, along with a list of important species.
    • Apatosaurus Created: Monday, January 28, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The dinosaur formerly known as Brontosaurus.
    • 10 Facts About Sarcosuchus Created: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Better known as the SuperCroc, this large crocodile makes modern crocs and gators look like tiny geckos by comparison.
    • North American Dinosaurs Created: Thursday, January 13, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Some of the world's most famous dinosaurs have been discovered in North America. Here's a list of the 10 most important North American dinosaurs, ranging from Allosaurus to Tyrannosaurus Rex.
    • Pterosaurs - The Flying Reptiles Created: Friday, May 30, 2008 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Pterosaurs ("winged lizards") ruled the skies of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods at the same time as their dinosaur cousins dominated the land. Here's a look at pterosaur evolution, behavior and physiology, along with a list of genera ranging from Anurognathus to Zhejiangopterus.
    • 10 Facts About Allosaurus Created: Saturday, November 07, 2009 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Allosaurus was one of the most common, and dangerous, carnivorous dinosaurs of the late Jurassic period. Here are 10 facts you may or may not have known about this agile predator.
    • Velociraptor Created: Friday, February 01, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      This dinosaur was vicious--but a lot smaller than you thought.
    • 10 Facts About Apatosaurus Created: Friday, February 11, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Apatosaurus is famous for once having been named Brontosaurus--and Brontosaurus is famous because it was one of the first sauropods ever to be discovered. Here are 10 facts you may or may not have known about Apatosaurus.
    • The 10 Smartest Dinosaurs Created: Friday, August 08, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Pound for pound, dinosaurs were some of the dumbest creatures ever to roam the planet. However, not all raptors, tyrannosaurs, stegosaurs and hadrosaurs were equally stupid; some may even (just bar...
    • 10 Facts About the Woolly Mammoth Created: Friday, January 21, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      It wasn't the biggest Mammuthus species, but the Woolly Mammoth is still the most famous prehistoric elephant of the Pleistocene epoch. Here are 10 facts you may or may not have known about this huge, shaggy pachyderm.
    • 10 Facts About Tyrannosaurus Rex Created: Monday, October 26, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Did you know that the average Tyrannosaurus Rex lived to be about 30 years old? Or that T. Rex babies may have been covered in feathers? Here are 10 essential facts about the king of the dinosaurs.
    • 10 Facts About Iguanodon Created: Monday, January 31, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Iguanodon was one of the first dinosaurs ever to be discovered; because of that, paradoxically, it's also one of the least understood. Here are 10 facts you may or may not have known about this plus-sized plant eater.
    • How Smart Were Dinosaurs? Created: Sunday, February 10, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Did all dinosaurs have a brain the size of a walnut, or might some of them have been as smart as very small mammals? Here's a look at modern views of dinosaur intelligence.
    • The 15 Main Dinosaur Types Created: Thursday, March 05, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      How many types of dinosaurs were there? Here's a list of the 15 most important dinosaur types, ranging from Ankylosaurs to Tyrannosaurs.
    • The 10 Most Important Dinosaur Facts Created: Friday, April 09, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Did you know that most dinosaurs were vegetarians? Or that dinosaurs lived alongside the earliest mammals? Here are 10 important dinosaur facts that every person should know.
    • Pteranodon (Pterodactyl) Created: Thursday, February 07, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This pterosaur is what folks are usually referring to when they say
    • 10 Facts About Coelacanths Created: Monday, February 18, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Until a live specimen was caught off the coast of Africa in 1938, coelacanths were believed to be extinct for tens of millions of years.
    • Sauropods - The Biggest Dinosaurs Created: Monday, April 07, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The sauropods were the true giants of the dinosaur family, some genera attaining lengths of over 100 feet and weights of over 100 tons. Here's a brief overview of sauropod evolution and behavior, as well as an alphabetical list of genera ranging from Apatosaurus to Vulcanodon.
    • Prehistoric Birds Created: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Bird evolution commenced with the small, feathered theropods of the Jurassic period, and after these dinosaurs went extinct, birds spread to fill every available ecological niche--hunters, flyers, swimmers and more. Here's everything you need to know about the evolution (and extinction) of birds.
    • Have I Found a Dinosaur Egg? Created: Wednesday, July 04, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Virtually every day, someone in the world discovers what appears to be a clutch of fossilized dinosaur eggs. Unfortunately, though, the odds that these artifacts were really laid by dinosaurs are extremely slim.
    • Dinosaur Habitats Created: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Like modern mammals, dinosaurs occupied a wide range of habitats, ranging from deserts to tropical jungles to polar regions. Here's a list of the 10 most important habitats prowled by dinosaurs dur...
    • 10 Facts About Parasaurolophus Created: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      With its long, distinctive, backward-curving crest, Parasaurolophus was one of the most recognizable dinosaurs of the late Cretaceous period. Here are 10 facts you may or may not have known about Parasaurolophus.
    • 10 Facts About Megalodon Created: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Megalodon was the biggest prehistoric shark that ever lived. Here are 10 facts you may or may not have known about this enormous predator.
    • The Dire Wolf vs. the Saber-Toothed Tiger - Who Wins? Created: Friday, June 01, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The Dire Wolf (Canis dirus) and the Saber-Toothed Tiger (Smilodon fatalis) shared the same North American landscape during the late Pleistocene epoch.
    • 10 Frequently Asked Dinosaur Questions Created: Monday, October 03, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      When did dinosaurs live, and why did they go extinct? Here are answers to the 10 most common questions people ask about dinosaurs.
    • The Pleistocene Epoch (2.6 million-12,000 Years Ago) Created: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The most recent geological epoch in earth's history, the Pleistocene witnessed the flourishing - and extinction - of a wide variety of megafauna mammals.
    • The Three Ages of Dinosaurs - The Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Periods Created: Friday, March 07, 2008 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      What does it mean to say that a dinosaur lived in the Triassic, Jurassic, or Cretaceous period? Here's a description of these three stretches of the Mesozoic Era, and the prehistoric plants and animals that set them apart.
    • Dinosaurs A to Z Created: Thursday, February 14, 2008 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      A complete, alphabetical list of every dinosaur that ever lived during the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

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