Tuesday, June 22, 2010


another south american theropod. carnotaurus was bizarre in that it had a pair of bull-like horns atop its head and tiny, stubby arms (even stubbier than a tyrannosaur). the function of the horns is not presently known, and can only be speculated at.

Monday, June 21, 2010


a theropod larger than t-rex from cretaceous argentina. probably hunted some of the huge sauropods that survived in south america into that period.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


a huge sauropod from the jurassic.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


psittacosaurus, a small ceratopsian (horned dinosaur). recently, due to impressions found with fossils, it's been found that it had a row of spines or feathers on its tail. whether this was for display or acted like a porcupine's spines isn't known.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

hypsilophodon & gallimimus

hypsilophodon on the left, gallimimus on the right.

Monday, June 14, 2010


not actually a dinosaur. but a plesiosaur, a sort of marine reptile.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

sunday dinos

sorry i didn't get to post yesterday, so here are two dinos. the green one is a therizinosaurus, a bizarre theropod from the late cretaceous. most theropods, like t-rex or deinonychus, were carnivores, but the therizinosaurs were gigantic herbivores. they're sort of like a big goose and a giraffe had a baby. they also had some pretty sick looking claws on their front limbs. the blue one is a pachycephalosaurus, another late cretaceous dinosaur, who had a thick dome of bone on top of his head. we're not sure if they butted heads like rams, or used them as self defence, or just for display.

Friday, June 11, 2010

baryonyx & iguanodon

i was in hospital for a couple of weeks, but here is a new update. baryonyx and iguanodon were early cretaceous european dinosaurs (iguanodon was actually quite widespread, and the second dinosaur to be given a scientific name).