Riley the Paleontologist

Hi! I am Riley Chandler. I'm your 12 Year Old Paleontologist.

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                          DINOSAUR FACT!

The name Fruitadens is often mistakenly translated as "fruit tooth," but this tiny dinosaur was actually named after the Fruita fossil region of Colorado, where its bones were excavated.

www.rileytalk.comDinosaur Fact:  Seismosaurus was the longest dinosaur with a length that measured up to 170 feet long. 

             Riley's Dinosaur of the Week - "Masiakasaurus"

                      

Masiakasaurus means "vicious lizard" that dates back to the Late Cretaceous period, about 70 to 65 million years ago. This dinosaur was found and named by my favorite Paleontologist, Dr. Scott Sampson.  Masiakasaurus was about 6 feet long and weighed about 80 lbs. This dinosaur is famous for its buck teeth.

Interesting Fact:  Masiakasaurus was a small, bipedal, meat-eating dinosaur that had forward-pointing teeth, a long neck, and a long tail. It was about the size of a really big dog. Masiakasaurus's species name, knopfleri, was named for Mark Knopfler, a guitarist and singer from the rock band Dire Straits. The paleontologists who discovered this dinosaur were listening to Knopfler's music when they found and dug up Masiakasaurus.

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                                   Dinosaurs A to Z   

A ... Apatosaurus
B ... Brachiosaurus
C ... Corythosaurus
D ... Deinonychus
E ... Einiosaurus
F ... Fabrosaurus
G ... Gallimimus
H ... Hadrosaurus
I ... Iguanodon
J ... Jaxartosaurus
K ... Kentrosaurus
L ... Lambeosaurus
M ... Megalosaurus
N ... Nodasaurus
O ... Ornithomimus
P ... Parasaurolophus
Q ... Quantasaurus
R ... Rhabdodon
S ... Stegosaurus
T ... Tyrannosaurus Rex
U ... Utahraptor
V ... Velociraptor
W ... Wannanosaurus
X ... Xenotarsosaurus
Y ... Yangchaunosaurus
Z ... Zigongosaurus

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