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By Bob Strauss

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • 10 Frequently Asked Dinosaur Questions Created: Monday, October 03, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      When did dinosaurs live, and why did they go extinct? Here are answers to the 10 most common questions people ask about dinosaurs.
    • Carbonemys vs. Titanoboa - Who Wins? Created: Saturday, June 09, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      Carbonemys was a one-ton, meat-eating turtle of Paleocene South America. Titanoboa was a 50--foot-long, one-ton snake that lived at the same time and place. Who wins a battle between Carbonemys and...
    • Utahraptor vs. Iguanodon - Who Wins? Created: Thursday, June 07, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      Utahraptor was the largest raptor that ever lived, full-grown adults weighing more than half a ton. Iguanodon was a slow-witted, three-ton herbivore that shared Utahraptor's habitat. Who would win ...
    • The Cave Bear vs. the Cave Lion - Who Wins? Created: Sunday, June 03, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      The Cave Bear, Ursus spelaeus, was one of the most common megafauna mammals of Pleistocene Europe. The Cave Lion, Panthera leo spelaea, was a huge cat that shared the Cave Bear's territory. Which o...
    • The Dire Wolf vs. the Saber-Toothed Tiger - Who Wins? Created: Friday, June 01, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      The Dire Wolf (Canis dirus) and the Saber-Toothed Tiger (Smilodon fatalis) shared the same North American landscape during the late Pleistocene epoch.
    • Spinosaurus vs. Sarcosuchus - Who Wins? Created: Friday, May 11, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      Spinosaurus was the largest carnivorous dinosaur that ever lived. Sarcosuchus was the largest crocodile that ever lived. Both of these reptiles lived in middle Jurassic Africa. Who wins in a battle...
    • Allosaurus vs. Stegosaurus - Who Wins? Created: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      Allosaurus and Stegosaurus both lived in late Jurassic North America, about 150 million years ago--and it's a sure bet that these two dinosaurs had a predator-prey relationship. The question is, co...
    • Megalodon vs. Leviathan - Who Wins? Created: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      Leviathan was a 50-foot-long, 50-ton sperm whale that prowled the waters of Miocene South America. Megalodon was a comparably sized prehistoric shark that occasionally ventured into Leviathan's ter...
    • A Viewer's Guide to "Jurassic World" Created: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      Jurassic World, the latest installment of the Jurassic Park series, hits theaters in June of 2015. What should you know about this prospective blockbuster?
    • "Megalodon: The New Evidence" - Don't Believe Everything You See Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      Does "Megalodon: The New Evidence" really prove that this giant shark still prowls the world's oceans? Don't bet your chum bucket.
    • Dinosaur Sex - How Dinosaurs Mated and Reproduced Created: Friday, May 15, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      What we don't know about dinosaur mating can fill a library--after all, it's not as if the act of sex leaves fossil evidence. But we can make some educated guesses, based on the size of dinosaurs and their reptilian heritage.
    • Zuolong Created: Sunday, August 10, 2014 Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014
      It was named after General Tso, of Chinese restaurant fame.
    • Dinosaurs A to Z Created: Thursday, February 14, 2008 Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014
      A complete, alphabetical list of every dinosaur that ever lived during the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
    • Ceratopsians - The Horned, Frilled Dinosaurs Created: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014
      Probably the oddest-looking dinosaurs that ever lived, ceratopsians--"horned faces"--included such familiar plant-eaters as Triceratops and Pentaceratops. Here's a look at how paleontologists classify ceratopsian dinosaurs, along with profiles of the most important species.
    • Zhuchengceratops Created: Sunday, August 10, 2014 Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014
      It probably figured on the lunch menu of Zhuchengtyrannus.
    • Ankylosaurs - The Armored Dinosaurs Created: Monday, May 12, 2008 Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014
      Ankylosaurs were among the last dinosaurs standing 65 million years ago, and with good reason: these otherwise gentle plant-eaters were the Cretaceous equivalent of Sherman tanks, complete with armor plating, sharp spikes and heavy clubs. Here's a look at how paleontologists classify ankylosaurs, as well as profiles of genera ranging from Acanthopholis to Tianchisaurus.
    • Zhongyuansaurus Created: Sunday, August 10, 2014 Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014
      The only known ankylosaur to lack a tail club.
    • Zhejiangosaurus Created: Sunday, August 10, 2014 Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014
      The first identified nodosaur from Asia.
    • Hadrosaurs - The Duck-Billed Dinosaurs Created: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014
      Among the most plentiful dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Era, hadrosaurs were large, low-slung plant eaters with tough beaks on their snouts to dig out vegetation. Here’s a look at how paleontologists classify duck-billed dinosaurs, as well as a list of notable genera ranging from Acristavus to Zhuchengosaurus.
    • Zhanghenglong Created: Sunday, August 10, 2014 Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014
      A transitional hadrosaur of late Cretaceous Asia.
    • Ornithopods - The Small, Herbivorous Dinosaurs Created: Thursday, September 04, 2008 Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014
      Ornithopods--small- to medium-sized, mostly bipedal plant-eaters--were among the most common dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Era, roaming the plains and woodlands in vast herds. Here's what we currently know about these plant-eaters, along with a list of notable genera.
    • Zephyrosaurus Created: Saturday, August 09, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014
      Otherwise known as the Western Wind Lizard.
    • Kol Created: Monday, October 11, 2010 Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014
      It's tied with Mei for "shortest dinosaur name."
    • Sauropods - The Biggest Dinosaurs Created: Monday, April 07, 2008 Updated: Saturday, August 09, 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.
    • Zby Created: Saturday, August 09, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014
      This dinosaur's name was inversely proportional to its size.
    • Zapalasaurus Created: Saturday, August 09, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014
      This "diplodocoid" sauropod lived in early Cretaceous South America.
    • Yueosaurus Created: Saturday, August 09, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014
      This basal ornithopod was was discovered by construction workers.
    • Yixianosaurus Created: Saturday, August 09, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014
      How did this dino-bird use its long fingers?
    • Xinjiangtitan Created: Saturday, August 09, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014
      This huge sauropod was a close relative of Mamenchisaurus.
    • Wulagasaurus Created: Saturday, August 09, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014
      The earliest saurolophine hadrosaur in the fossil record.
    • Willinakaqe Created: Saturday, August 09, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014
      A rare duck-billed dinosaur from South America.
    • Veterupristisaurus Created: Saturday, August 09, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014
      One of the earliest carcharodontosaurs yet identified.

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