Newsflash! Dinosaur Pages at the UCMP
Robert Guralnick, UCMP Reporter
Hungry for the scoop on the biggest, meanest
group of animals to ever roam the Cretaceous? Find out the latest tidbits here! UCMP has some of the most
awesome pages on these beasts.
|Dinosaurs came in all different shapes and sizes, some huge like the herbivorous sauropod Diplodocus, and some
small like Velociraptor. Take your time, explore around. Learn
about the diversity of these amazing animals, learn what they ate.
But do not panic... these beasts are almost all extinct (but see the BIRDS
recently seen any dinosaurs flying around your backyard! Of course
you have! Birds are the last remaining group of dinosaurs. How do we know?
Good question... find out here. Birds are
also known as Aves, and we use that term here as well.|
Ranging from the size of a sparrow to the size of an airplane, the
pterosaurs (Greek for "wing lizards") ruled the skies in the Jurassic and
Cretaceous. Though not actually dinosaurs, they are closely related,
and included the largest vertebrate ever known to fly: the
late Cretaceous Quetzalcoatlus.|