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posted by davek on Apr 17

A pack of Deinonychus “Terrible Claw” dinosaurs catch their prey. These were large carnosaurs of the Late Cretaceous period. The have large sickle shaped claws on the second toe of each foot. Similar to their smaller relative the Velociraptor seen in Jurassic Park. Their light weight body was built for speed to catch prey and their serrated edged teeth designed for meat-shearing. This is one predator that you would not want to come face to face with.

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posted by davek on Apr 16

We continue our Bishop Museum Dinosaurs Unleashed series with the “Tyrant Lizard King” known as the Tyrannosaurus Rex. This carnivore grew to 40 or 50 feet long with a 4 foot long head and a mouth full of 6 inch fangs with powerful jaw muscles. The T-Rex also has some bird-like characteristics such as a wishbone, hollow bones and bird-like ankles and feet. Some scientists believe it hatchlings may have been covered in hair-like downy feathers. They lived in the Late Cretaceous period largely in North America (Texas, Wyoming, Montana, Alberts and Saskatchewan).

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posted by davek on Apr 15

We continue our Bishop Museum Dinosaurs Unleashed series with the Stegoasurus “Plated Lizard”. This was one of the armored dinosaurs with plates that protected it from the meat eaters. They also had a small head with a brain about the size of a walnut and a large cavity in the hip vertebrae that aided in its control of the huge hind legs. The Stegosaurus was a toothless herbivore and may have swallowed stones to help grind up the plants it ate.

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