I love dinosaurs for they are my all time, most favorite animals even though they’re extinct now. Among everything dinosaurs I grew up with are Don Bluth’s 1988 cartoon, The Land Before Time, a series of videos hosted by Gary Owens and Eric Broadman between the 1980’s and the early 1990’s on prehistoric life, the Rite of Spring sequence in Walt Disney’s 1940 classic, Fantasia, Jurassic Park, both the book by Michael Crichton and the movie by one of my main men, Steven Spielberg, and many others.
I totally love dinosaurs, especially my birdies. Now you say the word dinosaur like this: di-no-saur. Very good. Anyway, that word could mean “terrible lizard,” or, “fearfully great lizard,” or whatever. Everybody’s been fascinated with my favorite extinct animals ever since the early nineteenth century. But wait! Nobody, especially me, would ever, ever, ever, EVER see a living long necked Apatosaurus or a living odd-plated Stegosaurus or my Daddy’s main man, Tyrannosaurus Rex for they are truly extinct now!!!!
But my birdies, including Cardinal and Chickadee, trace their ancestry back to the dinosaur. Dinosaurs are once believed to be those immense behemoths they were, dull of mind, slow of body, and even mired in swamps like many blown up sluggish lizards!!! But they reawakened interest and burgeoned research on them!
To everybody in forensic science, they’re truly the ultimate puzzle in that area. They even excite our curiosity, awe and fear.
Aside from my birdies, dinosaurs are extinct for too long!!! In fact, they are all extinct for 65 million years before my lifetime! But before then, everybody, my dinosaurs dominated and kick ass in all of Earth’s terrestrial habitats for about when? Well…160 million years, of course. Whoa! That is very far longer than apes and monkeys and us!
We’re having evidence out there of the dinosaurs’ existence and lives, right in the form of bones, skulls, whole skeletons, skin, trackways, eggs, nests and maybe even…poop.
There are complex puzzles about dinos but we gotta learn a great, great deal about those terrible lizards. Our view of those prehistoric beasts is changin’ radically, and their evolution and biology is becomin’ one of college’s favorite subjects. This thread, Dinosaur Kingdom, will explain not only that, but also the varieties of dinosaurs out there.
What everyone and I need is a thread on dinosaurs and dinosaur science. This ain’t no momma’s dinosaur book or something! Written for everybody especially those little kiddies out there, it’s packed with so much detail and so much inside info to satisfy even you dinophiles!!!
It ain’t organized from A to Z, folks! I’m tellin’ ya that my dinosaurs are even more than their alphabetized names. Living things are at best understood by studying their history, so I better organized them by group! I’ll show ya how my dinosaurs evolved on their OWN family tree for each group.
This forum thread ain’t covering just a lotta dinos. It gotta cover the totally complete Dinosauria with entries of all Mesozoic dinosaur species out there. So that’s really a whole lotta dinos!
Also included are topics on all things dino—you know like---biology, reproduction, social behaviors, history of their discoveries, depictions in art, movies, TV shows, cartoons, and others types of pop culture and much, much, much, MUCH more!
And so, jump to my machine! Fasten your seat belts! Set the dials! And here we GO! We’re hittin’ the trail to my hallelujah land, the time of the dinosaurs! We’re off to my never, never land, the Age of Dinosaurs!!!!
We'll start with how our understanding on the world of dinosaurs is changing, then, we could move on to the history of dinosaur discoveries, then rocks and environments, then fossils and fossilizations, then geologic time, then how to find fossils from the field to the museum, the science of bringing dinosaurs to life through the science of dinosaur art, their taxonomy, their evolution, their cladistics, the vertebrates' evolution, as well as the dinosaurs' origins.
We'll also discussed the Saurischians (or lizard hipped dinosaurs) which includes, Coelophysids and Ceratosaurs, the fin-backed fish-eating dinosaurs called Spinosauroids, Megalosaurs, the giant meat eating dinosaurs called Carnosaurs, the first fluffy dinosaurs, or, primitive Coelurosaurs, the most famous of them all, the Tyrannosauroids, the ornithomimiosaurs and the Alvarezsaurs, Oviraptorosaurs and Therizinosaurids, as well as Dromaeosaurids and Deinonychosaurs, or Raptors, as we'll call them sometimes.
And Don't forget the fossil birds, or Avialians.
We'll also discussed the prosauropods, the primitive sauropods, the diplodocoids, the Macronarians, the ornithischians, the primitive Threophorans, the stegosaurs, the ankylosaurs, the primitive ornithopods, the Iguanodontians, the hadrosauroids, the Pachycephalosaurids, the