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Dinosaur : any of a group (Dinosauria) of extinct often very large chiefly terrestrial carnivorous or herbivorous reptiles of the Mesozoic era — Webster

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Dinosaurare a diverse group of reptiles of the clade Dinosauria. They first appeared during the Triassic period, between 243 and 233.23 million years ago, although the exact origin and timing of the evolution of dinosaurs is the subject of active research. They became the dominant terrestrial vertebrates after the Triassic–Jurassic extinction event 201 million years ago; their dominance continued through the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Reverse genetic engineering and the fossil record both demonstrate that birds are modern feathered dinosaurs, having evolved from earlier theropods during the late Jurassic Period. As such, birds were the only dinosaur lineage to survive the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago. Dinosaurs can therefore be divided into avian dinosaurs, or birds; and non-avian dinosaurs, which are all dinosaurs other than birds. — Wikipedia

Britannica

Introduction






Paleontology (American Museum of Natural History)
Dinosaurs Explained, YouTube Channel (American Museum of National History)
Eons, YouTube Channel (PBS)
Dinosaur Nerds, YouTube Channel (Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center)

Preservation


Mary Anning, An Amazing Fossil Hunter (Smithsonian Magazine)

History

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Dinosaurs Explained (American Museum of National History

Museum

Kuban’s Guide to Natural History Museums on the Web (Glen J. Kuban)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education

K-12 Educational Materials (University of California Museum of Paleontology)

Course

Introduction to Paleontolgy (Professor Stuart Sutherland, The Great Courses)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Occupation

How to become a paleontologist (Environmental Science)

Organization

Paleontological Societies and Clubs (Glen J. Kuban)

News

Phys.org, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Toy


Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

Future


The increasingly realistic prospect of extinct animal zoos (Christine Ro, BBC)

Fiction


Fictional Dinosaurs (List, Wikipedia)
Novels about dinosaurs (Category, Wikipedia)
Dinosaurs in fiction (Category, Wikipedia)

Rumor

Snopes.com

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