DINOSAURS – PICTURES AND FACTS

Listing 10.000+ pictures of dinosaurs, facts about them and other prehistoric animals, bringing them closer to kids, their parents and teachers.

Prehistoric Birds

Archaeopteryx

Quick Archaeopteryx Facts: - Lived during the Late Jurassic Period - Lived in what is now Europe - Was about the size of a crow - Most likely had black feathers - Had hollow bones like a bird - Had teeth like like a dinosaur - Was a carnivore

Dodo Bird

Quick Dodo Bird Facts: - Lived on the island of Mauritius - Was as tall as a yard stick - Weighed as much as a Dachshund - Went extinct in 1681 - Couldn't fly - Evolved from lost pigeons

Passenger Pigeon

Quick Passenger Pigeon Facts: - Lived all over North America - Were 3 to 5 billion living Passenger Pigeons at one point in time - Nests contained 1 egg at a time - Went extinct in 1914 - Was the origin of the term "stool pigeon" - Could fly as fast as a gazelle could run

Argentavis

Quick Argentavis Facts: - Lived in what is now South America - Lived during the Late Miocene Period - Weighed as much as an adult human male - Had a wingspan as wide as a small plane - May have flown by gliding like a hang-glider - May have been a scavenger

Terror Bird

Quick Terror Bird Facts: - Lived in what is now South America - Lived during the Middle Miocene Period - Weighed as much as a panda bear - Could run faster than a horse - Couldn't fly - Was carnivorous

Elephant Bird

Quick Elephant Bird Facts: - Went extinct during the 18th century - Lived in Madagascar - Was half the height of a giraffe - Weighed more than a horse - Probably had a diet of fruit - Was the biggest bird of all time

Gansus

Quick Gansus Facts: - Lived during the Late Cretaceous Period - Lived in what is now Asia - Was about the size of a pigeon - Floated on rivers and lakes like a duck - Was a Piscivore - Could be one of the earliest known birds

Titanis

Quick Titanis Facts: - Lived from the Pliocene-Early Pleistocene Period - Lived in North America - Could run faster than Secretariat - Was taller than the average Christmas tree - Weighed almost as much as a panda bear - Was Carnivorous

Great Auk

Quick Great Auk Facts: - Lived up until the mid-19th century - Lived in Western Europe, North America, Scandinavia and Greenland - Was about the height of Verne Troyer - Weighed as much as a cat - Ate fish and other marine animals such as crabs - Was referenced in James Joyce's classic novel Ulysses

Kairuku

Quick Kairuku Facts: - Lived during the Oligocene epoch - Lived in what is now New Zealand - Was about the height of Danny DeVito - Weighed as much as an octopus - Ate fish and other marine animals
Stegosaurus by Heinrich Harder

Stegosaurus

Quick Stegosaurus Facts: - Stegosaurus had the brain of a Walnut - Scientists call the Stegosaurus's spiked tail a thagomizer - It swallowed rocks to aid in digesting plant matter - Stegosaurus means “roofed lizard” - This dinosaur's bite was weaker than a human's bite

Gigantopithecus

Quick Gigantopithecus Facts: - Lived from the Miocene Period through the Pleistocene Period - Lived in what is now Asia - Almost twice the height of a refrigerator - Weighed more than a horse - Was an herbivore - May have lived off bamboo - May have been as strong as 20 men