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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:

16 dinosaurs

87 paleontologists

9 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:

Zuolong salleei

Zuolong salleei was discovered in 2001, and was described in 2010 by Jonah N. Choiniere, James M. Clark, Catherine A. Forster, and Xing Xu.

The holotype was discovered in 2001 in Wucaiwan Village of Changji Hui prefecture, in the Xinjiang Autonomous Prefecture of China.

Zuolong is a basal coelurosaur from the Shishuguo Formation. Previous tests of sediment from what is above and below the specimen's depth dated the lower rock to be from the Callovian age, with the upper rock ...

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The paleontologist for today is:

Bradley McFeeters

Bradley McFeeters is a Canadian paleontologist and currently is a PhD student at Carleton University in Ontario.

Bradley received his Master's degree in 2015 from Carleton University, under the supervision of Michael J. Ryan and Claudia Schröder-Adams.

In 2013, he started studying a Struthiomimus altus specimen collected in Alberta in 1934 to fully describe it and see if it is indeed the species it is thought to be. This led to the discovery of a new ornitomimid, Rativates evade...

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