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Dino of the Day

Deinonychus

Pronunciation:  die-NON-ee-KUS

Meaning of the Name: Terrible Claw

Period: Early Cretaceous

Height x Length: 1.5 meters by 3 meters 

Weight: 80 kilograms

Food: Meat

Special Features: Deadly claws. Deinonychus derives its name from the huge claw on its second toe. The claw is so large that it would get in the way when Deinonychus walks, unless the dinosaur can keep it pulled back: retracted from the ground, like a cocked trigger on a gun. The claw is undoubtedly a fearsome weapon, but no one has got close enough to precisely how it’s used. Paleontologists once presumed that Deinonychus would slash through the flesh of its unfortunate victim, but paleontologists now believe the was used to stab the victim’s arteries and windpipe instead.

 

Dino of the Day

Stegosaurus

Pronunciation:  STE-go-SORE-us

Meaning of the Name: Roof lizard

Period: Late Jurassic

Height x Length: 2.8 meters by 9 meters

Weight: 2,700 kilograms

Food: Plants

Special Features: Double row of plates. The most impressive features of Stegosaurus are undoubtedly the two rows of plates running down its back. When these were first spotted, paleontologists presumed they were for defense  now known this isn’t the case. Firstly, the plates are too weak to hold off another dinosaur. Secondly, they don’t really protect the most vulnerable parts of the dinosaur, such as its belly region. Just because the plates don’t much in the way of protection doesn’t mean that Stegosaurus has no defense against attack. Its tail is armed with four fearsome spikes could inflict a mighty thrashing on any foe.

Dino of the day

Homalocephale

Pronunciation:  HOME-a-lo-KEFF-a-lee

Meaning of the Name: Level head

Period: Late Cretaceous

Height x Length: 1 meter by 3 meter

Weight: 225 kilograms

Food: Plants

Special Features: Flat head. If Homalocephale’s head is used to withstand impact, then it must be from one of two sources- either predators or other of its kind. If the former, then it is easy to see how head butting might be a painful way of encouraging that predator to look for lunch elsewhere. If that flat head is for butting other Homalocephale, it may be used in competition for females, in the way that rams compete for ewes.

Dino of the day

Parasaurolophus 

Pronunciation:  par-ah-sore-ROL-oh-fus

Meaning of the Name: Like Saurolophus

Period: Late Creataceous

Height x Length: 2.8 meters by 10 meters 

Weight: 2,700 kilograms

Food: Plants

Special Features: Long head crest is the most striking aspect of this dinosaur. For a while, some palaeontologists though it might be a snorkel, but since Parasaurolophus lives on land, this just doesn’t add up. The horn is actually for calling out to other members of the herd. Interestingly, the male Parasaurolophus has the bigger crest.

(side note: sorry for not having this out yesterday, was sorta busy due to long weekend here in Canada.)

Dino of the Day

Troodon

Pronunciation:  TROH-o-don

Meaning of the Name: Wounding tooth

Period: Late Cretaceous

Height x Length: 1 meter by 2 meters

Weight: 45 kilograms

Food: Meat

Special Features: Good eyesight and lots of teeth. Troodon is possibly the brightest of all dinosaurs. Its brain is the largest in relation to its body weight. It also has large eyes, which indicates good sight and the fact that it can probably see well even as dusk begins to fall. Also Troodon has unique set of teeth. Almost triangular in shape, they have spiky edges on both sides, making them incredibly sharp.

ask-theheirsofhell: ((Can I just say that I love your blog. Dinosaurs have always been fascinating to me ever since I was a child and still today I love them. And your blog I actually learn some things I would have never known.))

Well thank you very much, that means a lot :) Glad you’re enjoying the blog and glad i could teach you something new! Also good to see another fellow dinosaur enthusiast