As I've recently purchased a set of dinosaur Top Trump cards I thought that it would be nice if we all learned a bit about dinosaurs *gives righteous 'education is a Good Thing nod*. So I will get you all going with a name of a dinosaur and a couple of facts about it and you can all give me a couple more facts - yay! Think of the prizes to might win in pub quizzes to come!
Anyway today's dinosaur is *picks card at random*
Oviraptors were about half the size of a modern day man and had a beak. This was largely used for cracking shells.
I heard a bird cry, sharp and free. My name is Jordan.
When you started this thread I assumed you meant you would be posting a dinosaur a day.
I see that is not the case. Clearly what you had in mind was an occasional (very occasional) series where you pick a dinosaur and call it dinosaur of the day, although being a long-suffering overworked dinosaur it has to last for weeks.
That is a jolly good idea. And who thought white text on green was a good idea anyway?
Uh...Evidently, almost every state highway department in the United States. All directional signs are green with white text. All our city street signs here are now white on green. They used to be white on navy.
Another smallish ancestor of T Rex discovered! This time in New Mexico and predating T Rex by about twenty million years. It stood about one metre tall at the hip, and the whole animal was about as long as just the skull of T Rex.
More new dinosaurs being found in China! They are examples of the so-called 'bat winged dinosaurs' that have wings partly made of a membrane (like the pterosaurs) and partly clothed in feathers (like archaeopteryx).
The latest one has been named Ambopteryx longibrachium. Here's a CGI video of it flying.