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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:

17 dinosaurs

89 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:

Qiupalong henanensis

Qiupalong henanensis is an Ornitomimid that first evolved in North America, and migrated to Asia during the Late Cretaceous; the first known example of this occurring.

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The paleontologist for today is:

Jason Charles Poole

Jason Poole is an American paleontologist and paleoartist, and is the Director of Fossil Preparation at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has had his art featured in National Geographic.

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