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Questions from late March 2001
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What does the word dinosaur mean?
What does saurus mean?,
What does deinos mean?

What color were the dinosaurs?

How (and when) did the dinosaurs go extinct?
How many dinosaurs were there?
What was the biggest dinosaur? What was the smallest dinosaur? Which dinosaur was the largest meat-eater? Were there more plant-eaters or meat-eaters?
How many teeth did T. rex have (and how big were they)? What is the oldest dinosaur ever found? What was the first dinosaur ever found?
Did birds evolve from the dinosaurs?

Were there any flying dinosaurs?

Were there any swimming dinosaurs?
How do you know what the enemies of a dinosaur were? What kind of habitats did the dinosaurs live in?

Q: What are all the different Dinosaur periods? I know Triassic, Jurassic, and Creatacious. What are the rest?
from Sierra, Dummerston, New Hampshire, United States, North America; March 31, 2001

A: That's it. The Mesozoic Era was divided into the Triassic period, the Jurassic period and the Cretaceous period. For the divisions of these periods, click here.



Q: 1. WERE MORE DINOSAURS PLANT-EATERS OR MEAT-EATERS?
from Samantha L, Strongsville, Ohio, USA; March 31, 2001

A: Many more were plant-eaters. For more information on dinosaur diets, click here.



Q: what do scientists think dinosaurs evolved from
from ?, ?, ?, ?; March 31, 2001

A: Dinosaurs evolved from other reptiles (socket-toothed archosaurs). For more information, click here.



Q: what type of plants are there in the Juassic period
from max l, zebulon, nc, wake; March 31, 2001

A: For Jurassic period plants, click here.



Q: Can you give me a full definition of what a minor extinction is ?
from Zane, Perth, WA, Australia; March 30, 2001

A: Mass extinctions vary in scale. Not all mass extinctions were huge, like the end-Permian mass extinction (which affected most of the organisms on Earth). Some mass extinctions are smaller - they are called minor mass extinctions. A minor mass extinction is a smaller-scale event than a major mass extinction and is larger than the typical rate of background extionctions. For example, there were minor extinctions during the Triassic period (when many early reptiles went extinct) and two during the Jurassic period (in the second, many sauropods and stegosaurs went extinct).



Q: could you please tell me where to find information on the taradatyls?
from jenny L, ?, ?, ?; March 30, 2001

A: For a page on Pterodactyls (pterodactyloids), click here.



Q: canyou tell me about the triceratops?
from hilary, lonejack, mo, usa; March 30, 2001

A: Click here.



Q: did cavemen live alongside the dinosaurs
from ?, ?, ?, ?; March 30, 2001

A: No, people evolved millions of years after the dinosaurs went extinct.

Dinosaur timeline




Q: How many T-Rex skeletons were discovered in the 2000 dig in Montana?
from jg, warren, mi, usa; March 30, 2001

A: In 2000, Jack and Celeste Horner, Bob Harmon, Larry Boychuk, and Greg Wilson found five T. rex fossils near the Fort Peck Reservoir in Montana, USA. This was the first time more than one T. rex was found in one spot.



Q: What did pangea look like before it seperated
from Gabriel C, Brownwood, Texas, United States; March 29, 2001

A: Click here for a page on Pangaea.



Q: Where can I find information for the spinosaurus?
from Chris B., St.Louis, Missouri, United States; March 29, 2001

A: Click here.



Q: what did triceratops eat
from alyssag, kansas city, ?, ?; March 29, 2001

A: Triceratops are low-lying plants.



Q: I was just wondering, could you please answer these following questions: 1 What kind of prey did the T.rex eat? 2 Were the T.rex in the cretacious period? 3 How were the T.rex born? 4 What are the charactoristics of the T.rex? 5 What did the T. rex's arms help it do?
Sincerely,
Matthew S.

from Matthew S., Mckinney, Texas, N.America; March 29, 2001

A: 1. T. rex ate large plamt-eating dinosaurs like Triceratops. 2. Yes. 3. They hatched from eggs. 4. Click here. 5. Probably not much.



Q: what dino died last
from Dallas.S, Walkes-Barre, penslyvania, u.s; March 29, 2001

A: The dinosaur whose fossil is the youngest (making it the last known dinosaur) was a hadrosaurid that dates from after the K-T extinction. For more information, click here.



Q: Tell me about the dinosaur named Procompsognathus best charactersics?
from Christina P., Staten Island, NY, USA; March 29, 2001

A: It was a small, early, meat-eating dinosaur.For more information, click here.



Q: How long do dinosaurs live? what do dinosaurs eat ? where do dinosaurs sleep
from Elizabeth Malchow, Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, Busy Nook; March 29, 2001

A: For a page on dinosaur life spans, click here. For a page on what they ate, click here. No one knows where they slept.



Q: What dinosaur was found first?
from AmyM., Wilkes-Barre, Pennslyvania, U.S.; March 29, 2001

A: Megalodon. For more information on the earliest dinosaur finds, click here.



Q: What was the two main groups of Dinosaurs
from ?, ?, ?, ?; March 29, 2001

A: Ornithischians and Saurischians



Q: I need information on Megladon for a project at school. I would also like a picture. Thanks,
from Justin N, St Peters, MO, USA; March 29, 2001

A: Click here.



Q: Did Stegosaurus hold it's tail straight out or did the tail droop towards the ground?
from Russell P, Seattle, WA, USA; March 28, 2001

A: Stegosaurus probably held its tail off the ground.



Q: I want to know where can i find the nine animal phylums??I am doing a science project and can not find them any where.Well you please help me find them.
from Amber A, Canton, Ohio, USA; March 28, 2001

A: There are more than 9 animal phyla (perhaps your teacher is ignoring the phyla that contain obscure animals). Some of the major animal phyla include: Porifers (sponges), Placozoa (the simplest known) , Ctenophora (comb jellies), Cnidaria = Coelenterata (jellyfish, hydras, coral, etc.), Platyhelminthes (flat worms like the tape worm), Rotifers (rotifers), Nematodes (round worms like the Trichina worm that cause trichinosis), Annelida (segmented worm like the earthworm), Mollusca (octopus, squid, nautilus), Arthropoda (insects, spiders, crustaceans), Echinodermata (seastar, sea urchin), and Chordata (with a notochord, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and other advanced animals). Also see UCMP.



Q: Where can I find a picture of a Stegasaurs
from Cynthia F., Dighton, Mass., Dighton; March 28, 2001

A: Click here.



Q: looking for information on triceritops
from ?, ?, ?, ?; March 28, 2001

A: Click here.



Q: What kind of plants grew during the Cretaceous Period?
from Claudia L., Aurora, Colorado, USA; March 28, 2001

A: For a page on Cretaceous period plants, click here.



Q: Since dinosaurs where warm blooded what advantages did they have over the other organisms in their enviroment?
from Amanda M, Alden, New York, United States; March 27, 2001

A: It isn;t known that dinosaurs were warm blooded. Some may have been (but it also possible that none were). Some advantages of being warm blooded (homeothermic) included the ability to be active during cold weather, at night; they can also be active for long periods of time and can live in very cold environments.



Q: In Oklahoma there was a new dinosaur discoverd ,what was it? Also what did it eat.
from Trenton W., ????????????????//, Oklahoma, ?????????????; March 27, 2001

A: Sauroposeidon was found in Oklahoma.



Q: Can you define forelimbs? Thank You
from jessica L., pomona, cal., U.S.; March 27, 2001

A: Forelimbs are the front legs of an anumal.



Q: what is a plesiosaurus dinosaurs?I need a picture of this dinosaurs over the internet that i can print for my 2nd grade son project. Can someone email meone or advise of a web site that may have available.Thank you in advance of helping me. From Eden Cruz New Jersey.
from eden cruz, elizabeth, elizabeth, new jersey; March 27, 2001

A: Plesiosaurus was a swimming reptile that lived during the time of the dinosaurs. It was not a dinosaur. For information and a printout on Plesiosaurus, click here.



Q: In which era did the dinosuars live in?
from ?, ?, ?, ?; March 27, 2001

A: They lived during the Mesozoic Era.



Q: In which era and ipoch did the wooly mammoth appear?
from james v., santa ana, u.s, lkajh; March 27, 2001

A: Woolly mammoths appeared during the Cenozoic Era, the Quaternary Period, and the Pleistocene Epoch.



Q: WHAT was the biggest dinosaur? WHAT was the smallest dinosaur??WHAT is the oidest dinosaur?
from MARCUS.M, ?, RHODE ISLAND, NORTH AMERICA; March 26, 2001

A: For a page of extreme dinosaurs, click here.



Q: How many legs does a Argentinasaurus have.
from Brianna Y, asheville, usa, NC; March 26, 2001

A: Argentinosaurus had four legs.



Q: Why haven't dinosaures been discovered on the continent of Antarctica?
from Andrew, Lancaster, Ohio, USA; March 26, 2001

A: They have been - click here.



Q: Can you show the difference (in pictures) between a carnivore and a herbivores teeth?
from Jeanette J., Temple City, Ca, U.S.A.; March 26, 2001

A: Click here.



Q: In your page, "All About Dinosaurs", you defined a dinosaur as a prehistoric reptile. You then said that none could fly, nor could did any live in the water. What are the pleiosaurus and the ictiosaurus, which appear to live in the water, and the ranforinco (the Spanish name) and pterandon? What is the difference between a dinosaur and a prehistoric bird. For example, is the archaeopterix a bird or dinosaur. Thank you.
from Fernando M., Jamaica Plain, Ma, USA; March 26, 2001

A: Plesiosaurs, Ichthyosaurs, and Pterosaurs (like Pteranodon) were reptiles that lived during the time of the dinosaurs but are not classified as dinosaurs (they are sufficiently different to be placed in different groups). The birds probably evolved from the dinosaurs, and are therefore in the same. Archaeopteryx's classification is debated; it has many characteristics of a bird and many characteristics of a dinosaur (but it is generally classified as the earliest bird).clade.



Q: How many Trex skeletons were found in a single dig in Montana last year?
from ?, ?, ?, ?; March 26, 2001

A: In 2000, Jack and Celeste Horner, Bob Harmon, Larry Boychuk, and Greg Wilson found 5 T. rex fossils on Federal property (near the Fort Peck Reservoir) in Montana, USA. This was the first time more than one T. rex was found in one spot.



Q: waht were the frist mammals of the Triassic period
from sarah, boswort mo, mo, usa; March 26, 2001

A: Some of the earliest mammals (from the Triassic period) were were tiny, shrew-like mammals. Some of these early mammals included Eozostrodon, Deltatheridium, Jeholodens, Megazostrodon, Triconodon, and Zalambdalestes



Q: what are a few different ways scientists think dinosaurs died other than by the astroid and the comets?
from alyssa page, kansas, missouri, united states; March 25, 2001

A: Click here.



Q: I'm working on a school project and would like to know what types of dinosaurs lived during each of the triassic, jurassic, and cretaceous periods of the mesozoic era in my state of connecticut.
from Ethan W, Bristol, CT, USA; March 25, 2001

A: For Triassic period dinosaurs, click here. For early Jurassic period dinosaurs, click here (when there, there are links to other Jurassic and cretaceoud period dinosaurs).



Q: what are the stil living descendants of the dinosaurs please list ?
from amy d, sydney, N.S.W, australia; March 25, 2001

A: The birds.



Q: Where can I find information on carnotaurs
from john c, wilkes barre, pa, usa; March 25, 2001

A: Click here.



Q: Who existed firs - dinosaurs or sharks? Described the main difference between shark and fish? What are the name of the smallest and the largest sharks? Just how small or long are they? Measure out the distance of the largest shark in the playground. How many students end to end will cover this distance? How many different species of sharks are there? Name two rare and two common sharks
from Sweettie Arra s., Napier, ?, New Zealand; March 25, 2001

A: This sounds suspiciously like your entire homework assignment. First of all, Sharsk ARE fish. Sharks evolved before dinosaurs. For a table listing the main differences between sharks and bony fish, click here. For a page that lists the biggest and smallest sharks, click here. For the number of shark species, click here.



Q: what does dinosaurs eat
from rodney s., hornlake, mississippi, ?; March 24, 2001

A: Most dinosaurs ate plants, many ate meat, and a few are both. For information on dinosaur diets, click here.



Q: How Big Was a Utahraptor?
from Z.G., Westerville, Ohio, U.S.A.; March 25, 2001

A: Utahraptor was about 20 feet (6.5 m) long and may have weighed about 1 ton.



Q: Where was brontasaurus found
from FRank g, az, ?, ?; March 25, 2001

A: Brontosaurus (now called Apatosaurus) fossils have been found in Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming, in the USA.



Q: What is Paleontology?
from Ryan M, Alden, ny, usa; March 25, 2001

A: Paleontology is the study of ancient life (including dinosaurs), often by examining fossils.



Q: How big are pteranodon's wings?
from Melissa, ?, ?, ?; March 24, 2001

A: Pteranodon had a 25 foot (7.8 m) wingspan.



Q: WAS THERE A DINOSAUR THAT WAS A MEAT EATER THAT COOD FLY
from Kendra P, Gentry, AR, USA; March 24, 2001

A: No dinosaurs could fly, but there were flying reptiles that lived during the time of the dinosaurs (called pterosaurs). There were many types of pterosaurs, some well-known ones include Pteranodon, Pterodactylus, and Quetzalcoatlus. They were all meat-eaters (many of them ate fish).



Q: What was the climate and sea levels like in prehistoric times?
from Adam T., Hobart, Tasmania, Australia; March 23, 2001

A: It varied throught time. When the dinosaurs lived (during the Mesozoic Era), temperatures were higher than they are now and sea levels were also higher because there was no polar ice.



Q: How big was the Megaladon ?
from Jeff L, Gallipolis, Ohio, United States; March 23, 2001

A: Megalodon, the ancient shark, is thought to have been about 40 feet (12 m) long or even more.



Q: can you find me info on the dino "oranosaurus" he is a plant eater with a sail on his back?
from will r, mt olive, north carolina, united states; March 23, 2001

A: For a page on Ouranosaurus, click here.



Q: were there homosapiens present during the dinasour era?
from ?, ?, ?, ?; March 22, 2001

A: No, Homo sapiens (people) evolved about 30,000 years ago and the dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago.



Q: Hi I am doing a report in bio thats due on the 23rd. Can you tell me if dinos can be brought back today and how because i have heard that they can take the blood from the mosquitoes and bring donos back?
from Sagar M, Jersey City, NJ, USA; March 22, 2001

A: It is theoretically possible, but no intact dinosaur DNA (genetic material) has been found.



Q: Is there a Dino whos name begins with y
from Paul R, glasgow, ?, ?; March 22, 2001

A: Yes, for a list of them,click here.



Q: who was the first person to find dinosaur bones
from seanp, woodstock, ont, canada; March 22, 2001

A: For the earliest dinosaur discoveries, click here.



Q: Which professional studies footprint fossils?
from audrey j, edinburgh, ?, scotland; March 22, 2001

A: Fossilized footprints are a type of ichnofossil, so an ichnologist would study them (ichnology is a sub-branch of paleontologgy).



Q: I'm looking for the place where a dinasaur track was found with a (human) footprint either inside or beside the dinasaur track. Please help we have to find the answer for school>
from TonyB, Corinth, Ms, US; March 22, 2001

A: The so-called human was a theropod dinosaur, and the location was Glen Rose, Texas (by the Paluxy River).



Q: what is the estimated life span of the huge sauropod dinosaurs
from ?, ?, ?, ?; March 22, 2001

A: Sauropods are estimated to have had a life span of about 100 years.



Q: What fossils can be found in Nebraska and South Dakota.
from MIchael R, Alliance, Ne, U.S.; March 22, 2001

A: For a list of fossils state by state, click here.



Q: what were all the dinosur names and what did they look like
from robert, hertfedsheld, ?, engeland the uk; March 22, 2001

A: For a list of all the dinosaur genera names, click here. For pictures of some of them, click on their names on that page.



Q: what is the state dinosaur of south dakota?
from sarah w, sprata, il, us; March 22, 2001

A: Triceratops is the state dinosaur of South Dakota. For other state dinosaurs, click here.



Q: did the Liopleurodon live in herds.
from mike p, west warwick, Rhode Island, united states; March 22, 2001

A: This isn't known.



Q: What was the size of a tyranosaurus Rex footprint?
from Sue N, Northfield, IL, USA; March 21, 2001

A: Only one T. rex footprint has been found, and it was about 1.55 feet (46 cm) long.



Q: Why did some dinosaurs have spikes?
from ?, ?, ?, ?; March 21, 2001

A: Spikes were probably used as protection from predators.



Q: Which is the Dinosaurs that most people favorite that starts with S
from Iveth G, MAnassas, VA, USA; March 21, 2001

A: Probably Stegosaurus.



Q: Which Dinosours roamed the Isle of wight
from azz g, west hamshire, ?, england; March 21, 2001

A: A lot of dinosaurs have been found on the Isle of Wight, including Aristosuchus, Hypsilophodon, Ornatotholus, Vectisaurus, and Yaverlandia.



Q: what kind of animal didd the t-rex eat
from Maria H, ?, ?, ?; March 21, 2001

A: T. rex ate large, plant-eating dinosuars, like Triceratops.



Q: does a pterodactyl fly or glide in the air
from john b., springfield, il, us; March 21, 2001

A: I answered your questions a few days ago - scroll down for the answer.



Q: Can you show us a T-rex skeleton.
from Rachel and Lexie, ?, ?, ?; March 21, 2001

A: Click here for a drawing of a T. rex skeleton.



Q: In what era did the dinosaurs live? Did they live in Cenozoic, Mesozoic, or Paleozoic
from Adriana A, Houston, Houston Tx 77009, TX; March 21, 2001

A: The Mesozoic Era.



Q: How many fossils have been found? We have zipped around the site and learned many things about where, when, why, and how, but didn't notice if there was a recorded amount of found fossils. Thank you.
from Andrew J, Everson, WA, USA; March 20, 2001

A: For a page on all of the different dinosaur fossils that have been found, click here. For most of these genera, only a few fossilized bones have been found, but for a few, many individuals have been found.



Q: I was doing a report on dinosaurs and wondered if dinos could dream. I thought that would be an interesting topic. Can you help?
from Hilly33, Lincoln, Illinois, U.S.A.; March 20, 2001

A: No one knows.



Q: Where can I find facts on dinosaurs evolving into humans?
from Brandon R., Julesburg, Colo., USA; March 20, 2001

A: They didn;t evolve into humans - they evolved into birds.



Q: 200,000,000 years ago, north america was next to what other continents?
from Ethan Z., houston, north america, tx; March 20, 2001

A: 200 million years ago, North America was next to Europe, and was breaking away from South America.



Q: in what periods did the dinosaurs live? from when to when did the dinosaurs live?
from ethan z., houston, north america, texas; March 20, 2001

A: Dinosaurs lived during the Mesozoic Era, which is divided into the Triassic Period, the Jurassic Period, and the Cretaceous Period. Dinosaurs evolved about 130 million years ago and died out 65 million years ago.



Q: I'm doing a report for second grade and need to know what era the diplodocus lived.
from Caitlyn M, Frankfort, IL, USA; March 20, 2001

A: Diplodocus lived during the Mesozoic Era (the era during which all the dinosaurs lived). More specifically, Diplodocus lived during the late Jurassic Period, from 155 to 145 million years ago. (the middle of the Mesozoic Era).



Q: what is the avrige life spand of a komodo dragom
from Ryan T., Boardman, Ohio, USA; March 20, 2001

A: About 20 years. For more information on Komodo Dragons, click here.



Q: How many dinosaurs were there realy?
from Samantha K, Oreland, Pa, Usa; March 20, 2001

A: No one knows. Scientists have only found a fraction of the species that existed (and no one knows what the population numbers for these species were).



Q: What were dinasour nests made of? How big were the eggs? Can you give me any details on nests?
from Dev O, Carmel, N.Y., USA; March 20, 2001

A: Fossilized nests have only been found for a lfew dinosaurs. Maiasaura, for example, made nests that were holes scooped out of the ground, about 6-7 feet in diameter (1.8-2 m); they contained up to 25 grapefruit-sized eggs each. Different dinosaur eggs varied in size from about an inch in diameter to the size of a football. For more information on dinosaur eggs and dinosaur reproduction, click here.



Q: yo yo yo! 0:) What organism's remains were found in the german sample of Lompsogathus?
from Christina K. R., Detroit, Mighigan, United States of America; March 20, 2001

A: The lizard Bavarisaurus was found in a Compsognathus.



Q: Was Dilophosaurus a real dinosaur? If so, what period did it live in?
from Zach T., Franklinville, New Jersey, USA; March 19, 2001

A: Yes, it was real. Dilophosauurs lived during the during the early Jurassic period, about 201 to 189 million years ago. For information on this meat-eating dinosaur, click here.



Q: Dear ZoomDinosaurs.Com, I am a 30 Year Old Kid at Heart, and soon hope to be a Wonderful Father. When I was in Elementary School, My Teacher, who has sadly since passed, was very into Music. I was lucky to have Her as My Teacher. Through all these years I've remember songs that She taught us, but sadly do not remember them perfectly. All I can tell You was that they were "Dinosaur Songs", and I am wondering if You've ever heard of them or know of them and where I can get the lyrics or music?? ( Example: I'd like to be the biggest dinosaur, I'm not, but I, Can Fly and Like that more ... Teradactly Teradactly ..Where are You ?? Take Me too ... High above the treetops .. High above the Treetops .. Oh Where oh where are You ?? )
Sincerely,
Todd K.

from Todd K, San Diego, Ca, USA; March 19, 2001

A: I've never heard those songs.

On May, 28, 2001, Laurie W. wrote, saying:

I am writing in response to Todd K's, San Diego, Ca. letter written on March 19,2001. I am a music teacher and use an old record called "Our Dinosaur Friends-For the Early Years." I believe it is the recording Todd is looking for. It contains the song "Pterodactyl" which Todd quotes in his letter. It also contains the songs "My name is Stegosaurus", "Brontosaurus", "Triceratops", "Tyrannosaurus Rex", "Our Dinosaur Friends Song", and a "Narration". It was available from : American Teaching Aids, Inc., Post Office Box 1406, Covina, Ca. 91722. I have no idea if the company is still in business since the record I have is from 1978. It says that they also have an Intermediate Years (ATA 3226) of "Our Dinosaur Friends" available that includes: Woolly Mammoth, Trachodon, Allosaurus, Quetzalcoatlus, Dimetrodon, Brachiosaurus, and What's a Dinosaur. The lyrics are written on the back of the record. The item number for the Early Years is ARA 3225. Good luck! Please write back and let me know if you were able to find the recording.

Laurie W.



Q: could i have information on the dinasaur stegasaurus
from john h, burnham, somerset, england; March 19, 2001

A: Click here.



Q: HOW DO SCIENTIST NAME THE DINOSAURS.
from SAVANNAH M, BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, U.S.A.; March 19, 2001

A: The scientist who describes the genus (or species) names it; the name has to be approved by a scientific committee (the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature). For more information, click here.



Q: Does a pterodactyl fly or glide in the air?
from ?, ?, ?, ?; March 19, 2001

A: Most of the Pterodactyloids probably flapped their wings to fly, except the larger species (like Quetzalcoatlus). For more information on pterodactyls, click here.



Q: Have Apatosaurus footprints ever been found?
from cory, narragansett, RI, USA; March 19, 2001

A: Yes, for more information, click here.



Q: what are all the dinosours names
from chris, faversham, kent, kent; March 19, 2001

A: Click here for alist of all the known dinosaur genera.



Q: which dinosaurs were omnivores
from geoff t, adelaide, sth aust, aust; March 18, 2001

A: Very few dinosaurs are known to have been omnivores. Oviraptor and Ornithomimus were omnivores. For more information on dinosaur diets, click here.



Q: was giganotosaurus related to tyrannosaurus rex?
from Dillon m, Roseau, Minnesota, United states of america; March 18, 2001

A: Not that closely. They were both tetanurans theropods. Giganotosaurus was a carnosaur and an allosaurid; T. rex was a coelurosaur and a tyrannosaurid.



Q: Hello, I am doing a project on pterodactyles in french I am trying to find out all about them in french and cannot find information and it is very hard to translate from english to french because i am only in grade 2 in french immersion. Could you help me please.
from sarah c, sudbury, ontario, canada; March 18, 2001

A: I did a quixk search in Google.com, but couldn't find any sites on Pterodactyls in French. For a page on Pterodactyls in English, click here.



Q: Why did the Meglodon become extinct?
from Megan W., Winston Salem, N.C., USA; March 18, 2001

A: No one knows exactly why most animals, including Megalodon, went extinct.



Q: where did tyranosaurus's live? what type of prey it ate? and some interesting facts about the t-rex?
from Nathan R., Sioux City, Iowa, United States; March 18, 2001

A: T. rex lived in forested areas and ate large plant-eating dinosaurs, like Triceratops. For intersting facts and information on T. rex, click here.



Q: How many dinosaurs have been found from their bones.
from Jamie S, Lancaster, Lancashire, England; March 18, 2001

A: Most of the roughly 1,000 known genera of dinosaurs are known from their bones - only a few are known from other fossil evidence (like fossilized footprints, tail tracks, etc.).



Q: What information is there on the reproduction of the Panoplosaurus?
from ?, ?, ?, ?; March 18, 2001

A: I've never heard of any information on its reproduction.



Q: could you please answer my question. My report is due by tuesday the 20th.i need the answer on the stegosaurus i looked in many books and the answers are not there.my question is on the living habits like sleeping,moving,and how it walk.i would really appreciate it if you would answer them. thankyou scott m.
from scott m, whittier, california, u.s.a.; March 17, 2001

A: No one knows the sleeping habits of any of the dinosaurs. Stegosaurus walked on four legs (it was a quadruped). For more information on Stegosaurus, click here.



Q: How did the bones suvive for millions of years?
from Cari.G, Athabasca, Alberta, Canada; March 17, 2001

A: The original bone tissues don't survive - they are slowly replaced by rock-like minerals. For a page on how fossils form, click here.



Q: Will science ever be able to tell us what color dinosaurs where?
from Isaac A., Dover, NH, USA; March 17, 2001

A: I don't know. Perhaps there will eventually be a new type of analysis that will be able to tease that information from fossilized skin.



Q: Do you have any diagrams explaining the parts of a pterosaur, a cynodont, or a plesiosaur?
from Autumn W, Waterford, CT, USA; March 17, 2001

A: For a pterosaur, click here. For a plesiosaur, click here. For a cynodont, click here.



Q: What is the time frame for the Cretaceous Period
from ?, ?, ?, ?; March 17, 2001

A: The Cretaceous period began 144 million years ago and ended 65 million years ago. For more information on the Cretaceous period, click here.



Q: Could you give me some information on a Erlikosaurus? This is for a school project.
from Brendan B, Stockton, Missouri, USA; March 17, 2001

A: Erlikosaurus (meaning "Erlik's lizard"; Erlik is the king of the dead in Mongolian myths) was a meat-eating dinosaur. This theropod was about 16-20 ft (5-6 m) long and lived during the late Cretaceous period. Fossils of this . therizinosaur have been found in Mongolia. Only a partial skeleton (including a skull) has been found. Erlikosaurus was named by Barsbold and Perle in 1980. The type species is E. andrewsi.



Q: Is a Protoceratops in the ceratops family?
from Kaleb hays, Souix City, Iowa, United States; March 16, 2001

A: Yes, Protoceratops was an early ceratopsian. For more information on Protoceratops, click here.



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