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Age of the dinosaurs

T. Rex - from the series Walking with Dinosaurs
Dinosaur contents

The dinosaurs were among the most successful animals ever to live on the Earth. Their reign lasted over 100 million years - and if birds evolved from the dinosaurs, then their descendents are still alive today.

A herd of sauropod dinosaurs migrating during the dry season


Watch dinosaurs brought to life and discover how they evolved as the world around them changed.

Sea monster fact files

Sea monster facts

They're huge, hungry and swimming your way. Meet creatures from the early oceans.
BBC News: New 'monster' sea fossils

The Truth about Killer Dinosaurs

The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs - 2005

T. rex vs Triceratops. Can science predict who would win? Bill Oddie uses the latest research to investigate the ultimate clash of the titans.

The Baryonyx mystery

The Baryonyx mystery

Have you got the palaeontology skills needed to uncover the truth about Baryonyx? Weigh up the video evidence to find out.

Burying bodies

Burying bodies

Only a tiny fraction of animals ever become fossilised. What conditions do you need to get a perfectly preserved specimen?

Making fossils

Making fossils

How does a flesh and blood creature turn into a fossil?
BBC News: Huge bird dino unearthed in China

Seamonsters game

Sea Monsters adventure

Can you survive the seven deadliest seas of all time in this game? Take the plunge!
BBC News: Bizarre whale fossil found

What really killed the dinosaurs?

On Horizon: What really killed the dinosaurs?

A small group of scientists believes the asteroid 'impact' theory is wrong. This has generated one of the most bitter scientific rows of recent times.

T. rex - warrior or wimp?

On Horizon: T. rex - warrior or wimp?

Was Tyrannosaurus rex really the ferocious predator that movie-makers would have us believe?

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The University of Bristol's up-to-date list of known dinosaurs
Guide to dinosaurs from the University of California, Berkley
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