Cosma / Communication / Knowledge / Realm / Terrestrial / Life / Animal / Vertebrate / Dinosaur


American Museum of Natural History (YouTube Channel)
American Museum of Natural History (Official Website)


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


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

Dinosaur (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Dinosaur Facts (American Museum of Natural History)
Dinosaur Pages (University of California Museum of Paleontology)
The Dino Directory (Natural History Museum)
Dinosaurs (WolframAlpha)



Talks about Dinosaurs (TED: Ideas Worth Spreading)
Articles about Dinosaurs (Big Think)




Paleontology, also spelled palaeontology or palæontology, is the scientific study of life that existed prior to, and sometimes including, the start of the Holocene epoch (roughly 11,700 years before present). It includes the study of fossils to classify organisms and study their interactions with each other and their environments (their paleoecology). Body fossils and trace fossils are the principal types of evidence about ancient life, and geochemical evidence has helped to decipher the evolution of life before there were organisms large enough to leave body fossils. Estimating the dates of these remains is essential but difficult: sometimes adjacent rock layers allow radiometric dating, which provides absolute dates that are accurate to within 0.5%, but more often paleontologists have to rely on relative dating by solving the “jigsaw puzzles” of biostratigraphy (arrangement of rock layers from youngest to oldest). — Wikipedia

Paleontology (Encyclopædia Britannica)




DDC: 567.90 Dinosaurs (Library Thing)
Subject: Dinosaurs (Library Thing)

Subject: Dinosaurs (Open Library)

LCC: QE 862.D5 Dinosaurs (UPenn Online Books)
Subject: Dinosaurs (UPenn Online Books)

LCC: QE 862.D5 Dinosaurs (Library of Congress)
Subject: Dinosaurs (Library of Congress)

Subject: Dinosaurs (WorldCat)




Dinosaurs (Ology, American Museum of Natural History)
Dinosaurs (Science Trek)

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



Dinosaurs (EurekaAlert, American Association for the Advancement of Science)
Dinosaurs (bioRxiv: Preprint Server for Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Dinosaurs (JSTOR)
Dinosaurs (Science Daily)
Dinosaurs (Science News)
Dinosaurs (Phys.org)
Dinosaurs (NPR Archives)


Dinosaur National Monument (National Park Service)
Where did dinosaurs live? (United States Geological Survey)


Dinosaur (USA.gov)


More News …

Dinosaurs News -- ScienceDaily All about dinosaurs. Read about dinosaur discoveries including gigantic meat-eating dinosaurs, earliest dinosaurs and more. Dinosaur pictures and articles.

  • Unknown animals were leaving bird-like footprints...
    on November 29, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    Ancient animals were walking around on bird-like feet over 210 million years ago, according to a new study.

  • Giant dinosaur carcasses might have been...
    on November 1, 2023 at 10:06 pm

    Carnivorous dinosaurs might have evolved to take advantage of giant carcasses, according to a new study.

  • Survival of the newest: the mammals that survive...
    on October 5, 2023 at 3:07 pm

    For decades, scientists have assumed that mammals and their relatives that survived challenging times (like those during mass extinctions) made it because they were generalists that were able to eat just about anything and adapt to whatever life threw at them. A new study into the mammal family tree through multiple mass extinctions revealed that the species that survived aren't as generic as scientists had thought: instead, having new and different traits can be the key to succeeding in the […]

  • A turtle time capsule: DNA found in ancient shell
    on September 28, 2023 at 7:19 pm

    Paleontologists discover possible DNA remains in fossil turtle that lived 6 million years ago in Panama, where continents collide.

  • Dinosaur feathers reveal traces of ancient...
    on September 21, 2023 at 7:45 pm

    Palaeontologists have discovered X-ray evidence of proteins in fossil feathers that sheds new light on feather evolution.

Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories Phys.org internet news portal provides the latest news on science including: Physics, Nanotechnology, Life Sciences, Space Science, Earth Science, Environment, Health and Medicine.

  • Researchers reverse evolution of ancient...
    on November 30, 2023 at 4:58 pm

    In today's medical landscape, antibiotics are pivotal in combating bacterial infections. These potent compounds, produced by bacteria and fungi, act as natural defenses against microbial attacks. A team of researchers delved into the intricate world of glycopeptide antibiotics—a vital resource in countering drug-resistant pathogens—to uncover their evolutionary origins.

  • Floral time travel: Flowers were more diverse 100...
    on November 30, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    An international team of researchers led by botanists at the University of Vienna, Austria, has analyzed the morphological diversity of fossilized flowers and compared it with the diversity of living species. They found that flowering plants had already produced a large number of different flower types shortly after their emergence in the Cretaceous period, and this earliest floral diversity was greater than that today.

  • Why don't we see robotic civilizations rapidly...
    on November 29, 2023 at 8:24 pm

    In 1950, while sitting down to lunch with colleagues at the Los Alamos Laboratory, famed physicist and nuclear scientist Enrico Fermi asked his famous question: "Where is everybody?" In short, Fermi was addressing the all-important question that has plagued human minds since they first realized planet Earth was merely a speck in an infinite universe. Given the size and age of the universe and the way the ingredients for life are seemingly everywhere in abundance, why haven't we found any […]

  • Exploring bird-like footprints left by unknown...
    on November 29, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    Ancient animals were walking around on bird-like feet over 210 million years ago, according to a study published November 29, 2023 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Miengah Abrahams and Emese M. Bordy of the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

  • The 'longevity bottleneck' hypothesis: Research...
    on November 29, 2023 at 5:28 pm

    Human aging may have been influenced by millions of years of dinosaur domination according to a new theory from a leading aging expert. The 'longevity bottleneck' hypothesis has been proposed by Professor Joao Pedro de Magalhaes from the University of Birmingham in a new study published in BioEssays. The hypothesis connects the role that dinosaurs played over 100 million years with the aging process in mammals.


Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Realm

Terrestrial   (Earth)

Sphere Land, Ice, Water (Ocean), Air, Life (Cell, Gene)
Ecosystem Forest, Grassland, Desert, Arctic, Aquatic

Tree of Life
Microorganism Virus
Prokaryote Archaea, Bacteria
Eukaryote Protist, Fungi, Algae, Protozoa (Tardigrade)
Plant Flower, Tree
Cnidaria Coral, Jellyfish
Cephalopod Cuttlefish, Octopus
Crustacean Lobster, Shrimp
Arachnid Spider, Scorpion
Insect Ant, Bee, Beetle, Butterfly
Fish Seahorse, Ray, Shark
Amphibian Frog, Salamander
Reptile Turtle, Tortoise, Dinosaur
Bird Penguin, Ostrich, Owl, Crow, Parrot
Mammal Platypus, Bat, Mouse, Rabbit, Goat, Giraffe, Camel, Horse, Elephant, Mammoth
Walrus, Seal, Polar Bear, Bear, Panda, Cat, Tiger, Lion, Dog, Wolf
Cetacean Whale, Dolphin
Primate Monkey, Chimpanzee, Human


1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.