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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:

Quilmesaurus curriei

Quilmesaurus curriei was discovered in the late 1980s by a team led by a field crew led by Dr. Jaime Powell for the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. It was described in 2001 by Rodolfo A. Coria.

The holotype was discovered within the Allen Formation, in Salitral Ojo de Agua, a body of water near a saltpetre extraction site in the Río Negro province of Argentina. Only one partial specimen has been found, consisting of half a femur and the complete right fibia.

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The paleontologist for today is:

Martín D. Ezcurra

Martín D. Ezcurra is an Argentinian paleontologist, and currently works at the Natural History Museum in Buenos Aires.

He was born in the city of Buenos Aires. He first got into paleontology in 2002 while working with Fernando Novas in Argentina. He went to university in Buenos Aires, Munich, and Birmingham. In 2014, he won the Michael K O’Rourke Prize for best PhD publication at the University of Birmingham. In 2015, he won the National Geographic Young Explorer Grant for fieldwork in the...

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