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Dinosaurs on web



The information below is from SCIENCESCAN (granahan@lava.net). Contact them
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LEARN ABOUT GIGANTOSAURUS ON-LINE

Giganotosaurus (JY-ga-NO-toe-saw-rus) has its own web 
site GIGANTOSAURUS.COM  This 45 foot long and 8 ton 
carniverous dinosaur is even larger than Tyrannosaurus rex. 
Its name means "Giant Reptile of the South" and has been 
dated at 95 million years before present.

Go to http://www.gigantosaurus.com to learn more about this 
dinosaur.
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VISIT THE ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES ON-
LINE

The Academy of Natural Sciences is proud to present one of 
the largest meat-eating dinosaurs ever to walk the earth:  
Giganotosaurus. On May 16, the Academy unveiled to the 
public the skull of this giant predator. The fully reconstructed 
skeleton appeared at the Academy on June 14 as part of the 
summer exhibit T. rex Meets His Match..  Other exhibits 
which can also be found online include several quicktime vr 
images of the paleontology hall at the Academy of Natural 
Sciences.

Go to www.acnatsci.org to explore this Philedelphia 
museum.
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INVESTIGATE A RECONSTRUCTION OF 
SINOSAUROPTERYX PRIMA

The discovery of this meter-long Chinese dinosaur has 
sparked one of the hottest Paleontological debates of recent 
times. It is 121 million years old; its preservation is 
remarkable (despite the very crushed skull and missing bones 
of the hands and feet ). Soft tissue traces (including skin 
patches) and even the gut's contents are discernible. But the 
most important feature was a mane of hair-like or feather-like 
structures that ran from the top of the skull to the base of the 
tail and then continued in paired parallel clusters all along to 
the tip of the tail.  Luis Rey has reconstructed the death pose 
of Sinosauropteryx prima and displays it on line.

Go to http://www.ndirect.co.uk/~luisrey/html/sinos256.htm 
to learn more about this feathered dinosaur.