By Peter Dodson
Here are twenty-six dinosaurs as they've got by no means been visible ahead of. Dramatic work and interesting new info offer younger dinosaur enthusiasts with the most recent proof approximately widespread dinosaurs akin to Maiasaura, Stegosaurus, and Tyrannosaurus rex, and introduces newly chanced on creatures comparable to Quaesitosaurus, Riojasaurus, Xenotarsosaurus, and Zephyrosaurus. working, battling, leaping, slashing, nesting, and sleeping--these are the dinosaurs in all their glory.
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Some think there were two rows of plates. Now, many scientists think there was only a single row of alternating plates. T yrannosaurus was the greatest of all meat eaters. Scientists cannot agree on how this dinosaur captured its prey. Some believe it ran fast and chased down other animals. Others think the Tyrannosaurus rex may have moved slowly and eaten animals that were already dead. This monster dinosaur’s head was four and a half feet long, and the daggerlike teeth in its huge mouth were each half a foot long.
S tegosaurus had triangular back plates, along with spikes on its tail, which probably served as good protection. For years, scientists have puzzled over the arrangement of the plates on the Stegosaurus’s back. Some think there were two rows of plates. Now, many scientists think there was only a single row of alternating plates. T yrannosaurus was the greatest of all meat eaters. Scientists cannot agree on how this dinosaur captured its prey. Some believe it ran fast and chased down other animals.
Its five sharp horns and huge frill were used as weapons and for protection. Q uaesitosaurus was related to the giant American plant eaters. Its cousins include Apatosaurus (you may know it as Brontosaurus) and Diplodocus. Scientists have been able to find only one Quaesitosaurus skull, but they have determined that the dinosaur was a large, long-necked plant eater. R iojasaurus walked on four legs, but its long neck made it easy for this dinosaur to eat leaves from high in the trees. At times it may have stood on its rear legs and tail to reach food.