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Welcome to Dino Data!

This attempts to be a central source that can be used to learn information about dinosaurs, the paleontologists that discovered them, the locations that they were found in, the media that features them, and other accompanying information.

This is very much a (slow) work in progress.

DinoData contains information for:

18 dinosaurs

96 paleontologists

10 pieces of media

DinoData has tried using language similar to what is used in scientific papers, but that ended up being really obtuse to read, and not super enjoyable. Because of that, we've tried to make DinoData's language more accessible.

There are some paleontology terms that are so useful though, that they actually simplify things in some ways. These words (and their definitions) can be found in the glossary.

Another useful bit of information would be the geological timelines that dinosaurs lived in. A full chart of the Mesozoic Era (the timeframe that dinosaurs lived in) can be found here.

The dinosaur for today is:

Quilmesaurus curriei

Quilmesaurus curriei is known from only one-and-a-half leg bones, but has been classified as an Abelisaur after thorough research and examination.

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The paleontologist for today is:

Darla Karen Zelenitsky

Darla Zelenitsky is a Canadian paleontologist specialising in dinosaur reproductive biology and dinosaur egg fossils. She is a professor in the Geoscience Department at the University of Calgary, and is the university's principal dinosaur researcher.

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