10 Amazing Dinosaur Species
10 Amazing Dinosaur Species
Posted: 2nd July 2007
Here's the 2nd article that I published on article sites. As with the previous article, this article is available for reprint on your web site, ezine or blog. If you want to reprint, the only conditions are that (1) you may not make any changes to the article [corrections for typos are okay, provided you tell me about them], (2) you must publish the whole article including the links/URLs and copyright statement, (3) The links URLs must be hyperlinked, clickable and you may not use NOFOLLOW. The third of those conditions is obviously inapplicable for plain-text ezines.
There were many different types of dinosaur ("species"). In this article, we will review a few of the better known and more interesting types.
1. Allosaurus was a large carnivore (meat-eater). Some scientists believed that Allosaurus was a scavenger, whereas others believe that it actively hunted its prey
2. Ankylosaurus was a massive plant-eating dinosaur, that was completely covered in armor. Its armor included a heavy club at the end of its tail that was used for defense, and four large spikes on its head.
3. Apatosaurus was a plant-eating dinosaur that grew to over 70 feet (21 metres). It had a tiny head at the end of a very long neck, and a long whip-like tail. Apatosaurus is sometimes known as Brontosaurus, because when the first two fossils were found by Othniel C. Marsh in the 19th century, he didn't realize that they were specimens of the same species, and hence used both names.
4. Iguanodon was only the second dinosaur ever discovered. It was a plant-eater, and had a conical spike that was attached to the thumb of each hand.
5. Ornithomimus was a fast running dinosaur. It ran on two legs, holding its body parallel to the ground, counter-balanced by its long tail. Ornithomimus probably ate small animals, insects, fruits and perhaps other dinosaur's eggs.
6. Spinosaurus is perhaps the largest carnivorous (meat-eating) dinosaur known. It had a massive fin on its back that was probably used for temperature regulation. Another interesting fact about Spinosaurus, is that unusually for a carnivorous dinosaur, it could probably walk on all fours.
7. Stegosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that was covered in bony plates (that may have been used for protection and/or temperature regulation), as well as having pairs of spikes at the end of its tail.
8. Triceratops is quite a familiar herbivorous (plant-eating) dinosaur - most of us have seen it in movies. Triceratops had three horns on its head, as well as massive bony frill on its head that protected its neck.
9. Tyrannosaurus Rex is probably the most famous carnivorous (meat-eating) dinosaur. Its name means "tyrant king lizard". Some scientists argue that Tyrannosaurus Rex was a scavenger, whereas other believe it was an fearsome active predator.
10. Velociraptor was a smallish (roughly man-size) carnivore (meat-eater) that is familiar to us from the Jurassic Park movies. Velociraptor was probably highly intelligent and hunted in packs. It is also noticeable for the vicious looking curved claw on its hind feet.
For more information about dinosaurs, please go to: http://www.dinosaurjungle.com/
This article is Copyright (C) 2007-2015, Answers 2000 Limited. Permission is granted to reprint, provided no changes are made, and all URLs/links (including in the signature block) are clickable.
Please feel free to comment on this page:
Linking to This Page
We do hope that you find this site useful. We welcome people linking to this website or citing us.
News by Topic:
Theories & Research
Science Project Downloads
Types of Dinosaurs
Note: Our company does NOT provide travel, vacation, hotel, car rental services or associated products or services. Any links (including but not limited to banners, text links, or search forms) to such items on this web site are adverts from third parties. Sorry we can NOT answer questions about these types of products or services.
All information about attractions, places of interest, travel destinations, travel services, etc., was believed to be correct at the time it was prepared, but may be change at any time. Readers are advised to check with their travel agent, travel provider, or the attraction operator, for current information.
Copyright © 2006-2017, Answers 2000 Limited
Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures
All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
All third party content and adverts are copyright of their respective owners.