BBC Nature Dinosaurs

15 April 2014 Last updated at 04:55

Ancient birthA preserved icthyosaur being born

Fossil reveals how marine reptiles evolved to give birth to live young

Volcanic eruption'Animal Pompeii' wiped out creatures

Scientists believe fossil beds in northern China are packed with the victims of a volcanic explosion much like that that hit the Roman City of Pompeii. BBC News

Edmontosauraus regalis illustrationDinosaur mummy's fleshy head crest

A mummified dinosaur provides evidence the scaly animals had fleshy head combs, say scientists.

Dinosaur features


  • SpinosaurusLife on ancient Earth

    Walk with the dinosaurs and beasts of long ago and uncover the dramatic story of life on Earth

  • Tyrannosaurus rexTyrannosaurus rex

    The 'tyrant lizard king' that ruled North America during the late Cretaceous period

  • The Jurassic PeriodJurassic Period

    Explore life as it as was 200 million years ago

  • Asteroid strikeDeath of the dinosaurs

    The asteroid strike famed for the extinction of all non-avian dinosaurs

  • Stegosaurus

    The Jurassic plant-eating dinosaur that was only the size of a bus

  • Fossils

    See the evidence of ancient life forms preserved by natural processes

  • Winged reptiles

    Pterosaurs, also known as pterodactyls, were the first vertebrates to evolve powered flight

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