TITLE

What is a Dinosaur?

PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Dinosaur Atlas;2005, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
A chapter of the book "Dinosaur Atlas: An Amazing Journey Through a Lost World" which offers information on the evolution of dinosaurs is presented. It notes that dinosaurs evolved from the reptiles called archosaurs, which were also the ancestors of crocodiles. The two main types of dinosaur are the giant sauropods and ferocious theropods. Marine reptiles, like the dolphin-like ichthyosaurs, were part of the group called euryapsids. The origin of the word dinosaur are the Greek words deinos which means terrible and sauros which means lizard or reptile.
ACCESSION #
43901376

 

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