When you want to dig for 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:
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.
Regaliceratops peterhewsi is known from a very complete skull, which was nicknamed 'Hellboy' because of the terrible working conditions required to extract the fossil.Learn more
Pu Hanyong is a Chinese Paleontologist who works for the Henan Geological Museum in the province of Zhengzhou, China.Learn more