Monday, April 18, 2011

A Visit to Dinosaur Park

A Visit to Dinosaur Park

Even though Dinosaur died out there are abundance of tourism target to see Dinosaur fossils, eggs and much more. Here are the most excellent dinosaur tourism destinations in world.

Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose Texas - situated near the Glen Rose, Dinosaur Valley State Park is well-known for the well sealed tracks of dinosaur. The tracks are along the Paluxy River. Along with the tracks there are educational shows and two replicas of dinosaurs.

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Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta - The Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, Canada is an exclusive journey destination that attracts more than 350,000 tourists per year.

George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park, Utah - The George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park in Ogden has over 100 life mass copy of the dinosaurs. This is a great set to take you kids where they can slide down the snout of a dinosaur or mount inside the head of Triceratops. The park also provides in turn on dinosaur’s findings in Utah. The best movement in the park is to dig out real dinosaur bones in the sand along with paleontologists.

Dinosaur National Monument, Jensen - The best characteristic of the Dinosaur National Monument is the Douglass Quarry at the Dinosaur Quarry Visitor Center where tourists can observe well preserved 1500 dinosaur fossils uncovered in the cliff. Douglass Quarry yields one of the best photos of Jurassic Period dinosaurs in the world.

Balasinor Jurassic Park, Gujarat - The little city of Balasinor is often described as Jurassic Park of India. The place is famous for the 150 million years old dinosaur remnant and eggs. The is the only place on Earth where tourists can hold a 150 million year old dinosaur egg in their hand. Around 9 type of dinosaurs are extracted at Balasinor.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Outsized Species


The Zhuchengtyrannus magnus, a newly revealed giant theropod from China, is considered to be the biggest plant-eating dinosaurs forever identified by paleontologists.

Its enormous dimensions draw closer in at four meters tall and 11 meters long and its weight is around 6 tonnes.

Magnus was an element of the tyrannosaurines collection immense, bipedal theropods like the Asian Tarbosaurus.

It is believed to be roamed around North America and eastern Asia all through the late Cretaceous Period which is about 99 to 65 million years ago.

Zhuchengtyrannus is recognized by its exclusive characteristics in its skull and teeth.

It was originated in the Chinese city of Zhucheng which lies in the eastern Shandong Province.

This tyrannosaurine, along with the T. rex, fit into a group of massive theropods known as “beast-footed” dinosaurs.

They were called so since they known for their bone-crushing jaws.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Detection of T-Rex’s kin

The sixth member of the Tyrannosaurus relations which is about 11 meters long called as small cousin of T-Rex was discovered in London.

A fresh dinosaur species that resembles the well-known marauder has been discovered in China by an Irish biologist.

Dr David Hone, a lecturer at UCD's School of Biology and Environmental Science, chief of an international team of scientists including one of the world's foremost paleontologists who newly recognized the new dinosaur.

Their conclusions will be in print in the scientific journal Cretaceous Research.
The new dinosaur Zhuchengtyrannus magnus remains were found after the area in Shangong province in eastern China.

After the foundation of the fractional skull and jawbones scientists consider that the creature would measured 11 meters long, stood four meters high and weighed almost six tonnes similar in size to the infamous T-Rex.
It is also believed to be one of the largest rapacious carnivores ever known by the scientists.

Along with this new one another species Asian Tarbosaurus by name joins an elite club of gigantic dinosaurs called tyrannosaurines that are whispered to have roamed North America and eastern Asia during the late Cretaceous Period between 65 and 99 million years ago.

They were gigantic beasts characterized by huge bone-crushing jaws, small arms and two-fingered hands.

Dr Hone said that it is hard explain he overall size of this animal with some skull and jawbones.

He also added that the frame is few centimeters smaller than the equivalent ones in the largest T-Rex specimen. So there is no distrust that Zhuchengtyrannus was a huge tyrannosaurine.

He said that the new dinosaur can be renowned from a new tyrannosaurines by a combination of exceptional features in the skull.

The new genus was named as Zhuchengtyrannus magnus which gives the meaning as Tyrant from Zhucheng