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Dinosaur Great and Small
by: Owen D., Grade: 6+


1: Every day new dinosaurs are being discovered here are some of my favorites. The dragon of Wight or Vectidraco is a new pterosaur (flying reptile) that was found on the Isle of Wight by Daisy Morris. The gore king Lythronax is a part of the tyrannosaur family witch means he is related to the famous Tyrannosaurus Rex. A dino that is not new is the Parasaurolophus the discovery of a baby named Joe it was the end of the argument that baby Parasaurolophus’ where born with the tube-like crest that the adults had on their heads because Joe had yet to grow the crest. An alien roams Late Cretaceous Alberta but it's actually a dinosaur named Xenoceratops it means Alien Horned Face in Greek.
2: These dinosaurs are found in different areas. Lythronax was found in the Kaiparowits Formation, Utah. Parasaurolophus was found in Dinosaur Park, Alberta, Canada and the Kirtland Formation in New Mexico, USA. Vectidraco was found in the Isle of Wight, England. Xenoceratops was found in the Foremost Formation in Alberta, Canada.
3: All dinosaurs had fights in their day and they had their own special weapons to help. Parasaurolophus made loud bellowing noises not only to communicate with others but also to make predators dizzy. Xenoceratops had its horns and frill to protect it from predators like Gorgosaurus it also used its weaponry to protect the young and sick members of its herd. Lythronax used its sharp claws and teeth to rip into the flesh of its prey.
4: The dinosaurs weren’t alone in their world flying reptiles called pterosaurs flew above there heads. Pterosaurs and dinosaurs evolved in the same time era, the Triassic age, they started out small but in time they grew to massive sizes. The largest pterosaur is named Quetzelcoatlus, named after the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl. Quetzelcoatlus had a wingspan of 13 meters that’s as long as a small plane!




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