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What Does a Triceratops Eat? Plus a List of Plants

The Triceratops was about 9.8 feet tall and 30 feet long and weighed up to 26,000 pounds. It was, in other words, a massive dinosaur. You’re very curious about what comprised the Triceratops’ diet at such a huge size. What did this horned dino eat? Triceratopses were herbivores or plant-eaters. During the Late Cretaceous Period, …

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How Big Was a Triceratops? The Surprising Sizes (With Comparisons!)

The Triceratops is best remembered for its triple facial horns and huge skull frill protecting its neck, but this dinosaur species had some serious heft. Precisely how large was the Triceratops? The Triceratops was 26 to 30 feet long and stood nearly 10 feet tall. It was truly one burly dino, weighing between 13,000 and …

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Have Dinosaur Fossils Been Found on Every Continent?

According to Scientific American, as of 2021, almost 11,000 unique dinosaur fossils have been uncovered. That’s 11,000 out of possibly millions, maybe even billions or trillions. It’s hard to say. Given the wide range of fossils, are there any continents in which dinosaur fossils have not been found? Dinosaurs lived across all continents, and thus fossils …

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Can Radiocarbon Dating Be Used to Determine the Age of Dinosaur Fossils?

Have you ever wondered how scientists and other experts determine the age of something that existed millions upon millions of years ago, long before people roamed the earth? It’s through radiocarbon dating! Is this method of age identification viable for dinosaur specimens as well? Radiocarbon dating like carbon-14 does not work on dinosaur fossils, and …

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Dinosaur Egg Discovery in Argentina Strengthens Nesting and Herding Theories

Although dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years, discoveries are being uncovered all the time. One such recent unearthing occurred in November 2021 in Argentina and involved a group of dinosaur eggs being found. Why is this finding important? The dinosaur egg discovery in Argentina is noteworthy due to the sheer number of eggs …

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How Did Sauropods Sleep? Plus Comparisons to Present-Day Animals

If you don’t get a good night’s sleep, you tend to feel like a dinosaur when you wake up. Otherwise, though, you’ve never stopped to think about the sleeping habits of dinosaurs. You’re sure that clades of dinosaurs like sauropods slept, but you have no idea about the logistics. How did sauropods sleep? Although experts …

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Which Omnivore Dinosaur Was the Biggest?

Omnivorous dinosaurs were unique in that they consumed both plant matter and animals. You wonder about the traits of these dinosaurs, given their diet, especially their size. Were omnivorous dinosaurs particularly large, and which was the biggest? The biggest omnivore dinosaur was the Deinocheirus, an ornithomimosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period with remains found in …

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How Many Sauropods Are There? Species, Genera, Plus Key Groups

Of all the families of dinosaurs, there is something special about the long-necked sauropods. From the well-known Brontosaurus (Apatosaurus) to the Diplodocus and the Argentinosaurus, you still want to know more about them. You would love to someday learn about all the sauropods, but how many existed? In general, there are over 210 species of …

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Did Dinosaurs Have Ears? What We Know About Dinosaur Hearing

If you look at a dinosaur diagram or even a life-sized recreation, one conspicuous feature in its absence is ears. You’re not expecting all dinosaurs to have big, bat-like ears, but you’ve never seen any traces of ears on a dino’s enormous skull. Did dinosaurs have ears? Yes, dinosaurs did have ears, although they likely …

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Kem Kem Beds Fossils: Spinosaurus and Other Key Dinosaurs

Imagine living a hundred million years ago and having an encounter with a dinosaur. Sounds frightening yet exciting, right? One dinosaur is enough to set you running on your feet. This famous formation called Kem Kem Beds is considered the most dangerous place on the planet then and most probably now (if the dinos are …

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