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Created at the side of the Smithsonian establishment and choked with enjoyable proof on fossils, amphibians, sea creatures, woolly mammoths, Neanderthals, bugs and extra, Dinosaur! will intrigue readers and supply an event that would redefine typical heritage for kids.

The misplaced global of velociraptor, stegosaurus, allosaurus, and different prehistoric monsters come to existence as by no means noticeable sooner than in Dinosaur!

Packed with photorealistic machine generated pictures, specific cross-sections and cutaways revealing the internal workings of dinosaurs, uncomplicated annotations, and transparent concise definitions explaining every one dinosaur and prehistoric beast at a look — Dinosaur! revives the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Eras and brings younger readers into the motion.

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Smooth skin The scaly skin was very smooth and streamlined, helping the animal slip through the water. Reinforced eyes Ichthyosaurs had enormous eyes to gather the dim light filtering down through the water, so they could see to hunt. Each giant eyeball was supported in its socket by a ring of bony plates called a sclerotic ring. The plates held the eyeball in the skull and made sure that it never lost its perfect spherical shape, which was vital for clear, undistorted vision. Dorsal fin Amazingly detailed fossils show that it had a fleshy dorsal fin, like a dolphin.

Dinosaur COELOPHYSIS When: 216–200 mya Habitat: Desert plains Length: 10 ft (3 m) Diet: Other animals Inside the stomach The stomach regions of some fossil Coelophysis skeletons contain the remains of their prey. These include the bones of small crocodile-type reptiles, proving that Coelophysis could tackle animals bigger than lizards. Scientists once thought that Coelophysis was a cannibal, since some skeletons seemed to have the bones of younger ones in their stomachs. This has since been explained as a case of an adult crushing the younger animal in death, and their fossilized bones giving the impression that one ate the other.

Strong legs Postosuchus stood with its hind legs beneath its body to support its weight efficiently. Rauisuchian not a dinosaur POSTOSUCHUS Postosuchus looked like a dinosaur because it When: 228–204 mya evolved similar features Habitat: Woodlands to cope with the same way of life. 5 m) Diet: Other animals FALSE ALARM Sunlight gleams through the trees, flooding the forest floor with light. The loud noise of a massive sauropod rearing up to take a mouthful of leaves causes alarm nearby. A small predator, Coelophysis, cannot see the source of the sound and is frightened.

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