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Allosaurus skeleton in the lobby of the San Diego Natural History Museum
Welcome to the Dinosaur Jungle! The home for dinosaurs on the Internet.

On this website we have lots of information about dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals - ideal for everyone whether you are a beginner or a dinosaur expert.

You can also enjoy activites like dinosaur word puzzles and dinosaur crosswords.

But, what exactly were dinosaurs?

Dinosaurs were one of several kinds of prehistoric reptiles that lived during the Mesozoic Era (which scientists subdivide into the "Triassic", "Jurassic", and "Cretaceous" periods).# The Mesozoic Era is often known informally as the "Age of Reptiles". (the scientific definition of a dinosaur is based on unique features found only in their skeletons, and not in other reptiles).

There were many different kinds ("species") of dinosaurs, which varied in size from about the size of a chicken to over 100 feet long.
  • Different types of dinosaurs had different diets: Some dinosaurs were meat-eaters ("carnivores"), but others ate plants ("herbivores").

  • Some dinosaurs walked on four legs, and some walked on two.

  • Some dinosaurs had armor and horns, and some even had primitive feathers.
Dinosaurs dominated the earth for over 165 million years, but all died out ("became extinct") at the end of the Cretaceous period, 65 million years ago. Nobody is absolutely certain why they went extinct - but most scientists now believe it was caused by an asteroid hitting the earth and the subsequent environmental changes.

Today we know about dinosaurs mainly because of the fossil remains: of dinosaur bones, dinosaur eggs, dinosaur droppings, and even dinosaur footprints.

Nobody knows for sure what a dinosaur sounded like, or even what color they were.

Dinosaurs may live on today! Some dinosaurs were very bird-like, and it is likely that they may have been ancestors of today's birds. In fact, according to modern systems of scientific classification, birds can be considered a subtype of dinosaur.

So, please explore this web site to learn about different types of dinosaurs, and to find out about various fun activities related to these giant reptiles!


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