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Questions from Early July 2001
Please check the
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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: The Dimetradon was always my favorite dinosaur, but now I can't find any information about it on the web. I was wondering if maybe they changed its name? If you could answer, It would really help, mbecause I want to learn more about my favorite dinosaur, Dimetradon.
from Vince M, Media, Pennsylvania, United States; July 14, 2001

A: Dimetrodon was a sail-backed, meat-eating pelycosaur (it was not a dinosaur) that lived during the Permian period, before the dinosaurs evolved. For information on Dimetrodon, click here.

Q: Just call me Phoebis I went on and searched fo Giganotosaurus images and a saw a Picture of Giganotosaurus attacking an Aregentinosaurus. It had some information it said had 2 small horns like Carnotourus. Is it true?.
from Julian L., Toronto, Ontario, Canada; July 14, 2001

A: Giganotosaurus had a slight bony bump near each eye. For a nice photo of the skull of Giganotosaurus (from the Dinosauricon), click here.

Q: Has anybody found the body of torosaurus?
from Julian L., Toronto, Ontario, Canada; July 14, 2001

A: No - about 5 partial skulls have been found plus some limb material, shoulder parts, toes, some ribs and vertebrae.

Q: When were the Dinosaurs around and then died how many years ago was that 200 2000000 200,000000 years ago
from Martyn F, Swindon, Wiltshire, England; July 13, 2001

A: Dinosaurs were around 200,000,000 years ago.

Q: Could an allosaurus jump on the back of a sauropod? Please answer this question.(you gotta do it for me!!)
from Sean.S, ?, ?, U.S.A; July 14, 2001

A: I don't know.

Q: what is the leathal wepond of a vilocaraptor called?
from Andrew F., bismarck, North Dakota, U.S.; July 14, 2001

A: Velociraptors had a sickle-shaped claw on each foot.

Q: When was the wooly mamouth exsist
from Martin S, Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada; July 14, 2001

A: The woolly mammoth, M. primigenius, lived during late Pleistocene (from about 120,000 to 4,000 years ago). For information on the woolly mammoth, click here.

Q: What is the bottle nose dolphin? What does it eat? Why do they live in schools instead of alone? Why is it that dolphins have a special way of communicating with humans? What is so special about them?
from Elizabeth B, Holland, PA, USA; July 14, 2001

A: For information on bottle-nose dolphins, click here.

Q: can you tell me aboot dinosure names
from Ankuo, plag, ?, ?; July 14, 2001

A: Click here for a page on dinosaur names.

Q: What advantages did large dinosaurs have over small dinosaurs ? What are the major hypotheses explaining why it was necessary for dinosaurs to get so big ?
from Frances L., Chicago, Illinois, USA; July 13, 2001

A: Being large can help you defend yourself against predators, can help you obtain prey, can conserve heat, may sometimes help in attracting a mate, and may help in getting a superior social position (this is true for some social animals). There are also drawbacks to being big, especially the need to eat so much. It isn't known exactly why some of the dinosaur got so big.

Q: Have there been any new species of dinosaurs found recently?
from Brndon L, Auckland, ?, NewZealand; July 12, 2001

A: Dinosaur genera that have been named in 2001 include: Aucasaurus (Chiappe and Dingus, [nomen nudum]), Draconyx (Mateus and Antunes), Eotyrannus (Hutt, Naish, Martill, Barker and Newberry), Losillasaurus (Casanovas, Santafe and Sanz), Masiakasaurus (Sampson, Carrano and Forster), Paralititan (J. B. Smith, Lamanna, Lacovara, Dodson, J. R. Smith, Poole, Giegengack and Attia), Saltriosaurus (Dal Sasso [nomen nudum]), Citipati, Khaan, Planicoxa, Venenosaurus, Quilmesaurus, Bienosaurus, and Ruehleia.

Q: How big is a T-Rex?
from Robby B, ?, ?, ?; July 11, 2001

A: T. rex was up to about 40 feet (12.4 m) long and about 15 to 20 feet (4.6 to 6 m) tall.

Q: Was their really a dinosaur named Spinosarus
from Taylor E., Medford, Oregon, Unitated States; July 10, 2001

A: Yes. For information on Spinosaurus, click here.

Q: Do you have any maps that show the time periods of the Jurassic, Cretaceous, and Pleistocene? If so where?
from Kendall C., Aurora, Colorado, United States; July 10, 2001

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Q: I understand a large dinosaur was uncovered along the Mountain Fork River in Broken Bow Oklahoma several years ago. The bones were moved to a museum out-of-state. I am curious as to where this dinosaur is currently located as I live just 1/2 mile from the site of the dig. Thanx.
from Marcia H, Texarkana, AR, USA; July 10, 2001

A: An Acrocanthosaurus (a large, meat-eating dinosaur) was found in Broken Bow, Oklahoma (this was the most complete Acrocanthosaurus found so far). This beautiful specimen is now at the North Carolina Museum of Natural History in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Q: What do you call a person who studies dinosaur?
from Veron L., Bukit Panjang, ?, Singapore; July 10, 2001

A: Paleontologists study fossils, including dinosaurs.

Q: How big was the Carcharocles megalodon? Is there any sites that has a picture of what it might have looked like? All I can find is sites showing fossilized teeth. Thank you so much.
from shyvonne, philadephia, pa, usa; July 9, 2001

A: Estimates of megalodon's length vary quite a bit - it was about 40 feet (12 m) long or perhaps even more. It probably looked a lot like a huge, streamlined great white shark. For a page on megalodon, click here.

Q: The blue whale may be bigger than any dinosaur but is it Longer than any dinosaur?
from Donovan c., ?, singapore, ?; July 8, 2001

A: No, the blue whale is more massive (it weighs more) than any dinosaur, but many sauropod dinosaurs were longer that its 100 ft length.

Q: How big is a megaraptor's thigh bone? P.S. answer the question today.
from kyle H, middletown, HO, North amrica; July 5, 2001

A: Unfortunately, no Megaraptor thigh bones (femurs) from have been found yet. Only claws, an arm bone, some foot bones, and finger bones have been found.

Q: were dinasours ever found in egypt /
from salwa, ?, ?, ?; July 4, 2001

A: Aegyptosaurus, Bahariasaurus, Carcharodontosaurus, Dicraeosaurus, Erectopus, Majungasaurus, Paralititan, and Spinosaurus were found in Europe. For other African dinosaur finds, click here.

Q: What is the length of a monoclonius?
from Brianne E., Blue Springs, MO, U.S.; July 1, 2001

A: Monoclonius was about 16.5 feet (5 m) long.

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