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The dinosaur is the biggest animal that ever lived, and other wrong ideas you thought were true

by Seymour Simon

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Published by Lippincott in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Science -- Miscellanea.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Seymour Simon ; illustrated by Giulio Maestro.
    ContributionsMaestro, Giulio, ill.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ163 .S497 1984
    The Physical Object
    Pagination64 p. :
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3187703M
    ISBN 100397320752, 0397320760
    LC Control Number83048960

    Myth: Dinosaurs were cold-blooded. Scientists can tell from looking at the microscopic structure of dinosaur bones that they grew rapidly, and only animals like birds and mammals, with fast Author: Krista Carothers. “Dinosaurs equivalent to crows, parrots or primates, with very complex brains and problem-solving abilities might have evolved,” agrees Holtz, but he doesn’t believe dinosaurs could ever.

    Identifying the largest dinosaurs ever lived isn’t an easy task, because it’s very rare to unearth a complete fossil. Furthermore, only a tiny percentage of these amazing animals ever fossilized, and most of these “lucky” bodies will remain buried underground forever. Between them, Cope and Marsh discovered over a hundred types of dinosaurs, including stegosaurs, allosaurs, apatasaurs, camarasaurs-- some of the largest animals ever to walk the earth.

    That's because those artists tend to base their drawings on the fossils alone, while ignoring what the animal might have looked like with layers of fat and other things. Paleoartists John Conway and C.M. Kosemen drew animals like the way Hollywood draws dinosaurs to show us why dinosaur art can sometimes be so flawed. And you can barely Author: Natasha Umer. Monotremes (Monotremata) The largest-known monotreme (egg-laying mammal) ever was the extinct long-beaked echidna species known as Zaglossus hacketti, known from a couple of bones found in Western was the size of a sheep, weighing probably up to 30 kg (66 lb). Marsupials (Marsupialia) The largest-known marsupial is the extinct Diprotodon, about 3 m ( ft) long, standing .


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Introduction --Dinosaur is the biggest animal that ever lived --Lightning never strikes twice --Sun is farthest from Earth in winter --Octopus can squeeze a person to death --It's easy to identify a poisonous mushroom --Lead pencils contain lead --Lemmings march into the sea to commit suicide --Sky is blue --Insides of all people are alike --Larger the bird, the bigger the egg --Cat's eyes glow in.

The Dinosaur Is the Biggest Animal That Ever Lived and Other Wrong Ideas You Thought Were True, illus. Giulio Maestro (HarperCollins, ) ISBN The Moon (Four Winds Press (Scholastic Corp.), ), illustrated by photographs of the moon from space, 32 pp.

[7]. Get this from a library. The dinosaur is the biggest animal that ever lived: and other wrong ideas you thought were true. [Seymour Simon; Giulio Maestro]. You probably know the numbers: the largest land mammals ever are around 6–8 meters long ( feet), while the largest dinosaurs were is it 40 meters ( feet).

Damn. The world was full of dinosaurs 99 million years ago, but crocodilian animals were also abundant -- and some were huge.

"The Cretaceous [period] is full of giant crocs including Sarcosuchus, Dyrosaurus, Deinosuchus, Shieldcroc and others," Casey Holliday, of the University of Missouri, told Discovery News.

"There was likely ample food and a warm climate facilitating their ability to reach. You often see dimetrodon depicted alongside dinosaurs in various artist renderings, children's movies, and toy are several reasons why this placement is both incorrect and misleading.

First of all, dimetrodon lived about 40 million years before the first dinosaur. Dinosaur scientists (if there were such a thing) would probably be digging up dimetrodon fossils to : David G.

Taylor. Dinosaurs inhabited and reigned this world millions of years ago, but they were not the only animals that inhabited the planet, many of which have managed to evolve and resist the passing of the millennia until they reach today.

In this list of the 12 current animals that lived with dinosaurs, we want to show you how wonderful Nature is since many of the species we have today are the ones that. The largest Hyaenodons were among the largest predators of their time. With a long skull, and powerful, doglike body, it would have had little to fear from most other animals.

Mastodon. The Mastodon was an ancestor of the elephant that walked the Earth in the Pleistocene epoch, aro to 11, years ago.

It had long tusks and a trunk. The first question is how you define "biggest". Supersaurus vivianae was one of the longest ists estimate it reached up to 34 metres ( ft) from its nose to the tip of its tail.

Today we’ll have a look at ten animals that were scarier than dinosaurs. You’ll realize that dinosaurs were harmless and perhaps even friendly compared to the beasts I’ll show you today. The study of dinosaurs hasn't been around for long -- the word "dinosaur" didn't even exist until the mids.

But for a while, the general consensus was that dinosaurs were slow moving, cold-blooded animals, some of which were too big to support their own weight without wallowing in swamps and : Tracy V. Wilson. In terms of size, the largest dinosaurs were definitely bigger than any known land animals.

But if you extend your search to sea life, they're outranked by blue whales. Some diplodocid dinosaurs, members of the family that includes Diplodocus, Argentinosaurus and Seismosaurus, were to feet ( to 43 meters) : Tracy V.

Wilson. It's amazing what a difference a single letter can make. Brachiosaurus was one of the largest dinosaurs ever to roam the earth, but Branchiosaurus (which lived million years earlier) was one of the smallest of all the prehistoric amphibians.

This six-inch-long creature was once thought to have represented the larval stage of larger "temnospondyl" amphibians (like Eryops), but an. Indeed, blue whales, the largest creatures thought to have ever lived on Earth, are warm-blooded.

They fuel their ton bodies by feeding off of the plentiful resources in marine environments. K–T extinction, a global extinction event responsible for eliminating approximately 80 percent of all animal species about 66 million years ago. It was characterized by the purging of many lines of animals that were important, including nearly all of the dinosaurs and many marine invertebrates.

Lavina, E. If you traveled on the underground railroad. New York: Scholastic. (M-U) Montgomery, S. The man-eating tigers of Sundarbans.

Houghton. Showers, P. No measles, no mumps for me. New York: Crowell. (P-M) Simon, S. The dinosaur is the biggest animal that ever lived and other wrong ideas you thought were File Size: KB. According to fossils, researchers believe that the earliest dinosaurs evolved about million years ago in the late Triassic era.

However, before the dawn of the “Terrible Lizards” there were other vicious creatures that lived in the Earth’s oceans and roamed the land. These are 10 of the most terrifying of those animals. Cynognathus One thing you may notice about the Cynognathus Author: Robert Grimminck. If the movie Anaconda terrified you (and not because of J-Lo’s acting), you might want to skip this one.

Simply put, Titanoboa is the largest snake that ever grew to more than 40 feet long and could weigh up to 2, pounds. To put things in perspective, that’s almost as much as a Author: All That's Interesting.But were dinosaurs the first living things on Earth? Or were there other animals on Earth before the dinosaurs ruled the world?

Dinosaurs did indeed rule Earth for millions of years. But they weren’t the first to do so! There were animals that roamed the world long before they did. What Lived On Earth Before Dinosaurs? Subscribe: A long time ago dinosaurs roamed the earth. They lived, they hunted, they killed, and .