Deinosuchus could snack on T. rex for dinner. That's how badass this ancient ancestor of the American alligator was. In this short video from Brian Switek, author of My Beloved Brontosaurus, you'll find out exactly how the perfect predator came to rule the swamps of Utah 75 million years ago.
Some of the most well-known dinosaurs that we think about today were separated by tens of millions of years. In fact, we're closer to the time of the T-Rex than T-Rex was to the time of the Stegosaurus. Unfortunately, that documentary The Land Before Time was totally lying to us.
Jurassic Park got a lot of things right – driving home the point that birds are dinosaurs, for example. It also got a LOT of things wrong.
I can’t stay away from dinosaurs. Any excuse is a good one if I can spend a few hours wandering among their lovely skeletons in the museum halls. That's how I encountered this Brontosaurus, magnificent but incorrect, drawn from another era in paleontology.
We're obviously big Doctor Who fans, and it's no secret that we've got a thing for dinosaurs. But you know what else we love? Pedantry. Over on Dinosaur Tracking, Smithsonian's Brian Switek serves up all three in a light-hearted critique of Saturday's episode of Doctor Who, which featured dinosaurs quite prominently.…
Over on Dinosaur Tracking, Brian Switek has posted this most excellent photograph of the robo-zombified head of the Brontosaurus model from the original, 1933 King Kong. The mock-up now resides at The Dinosaur Museum in Blanding, Utah.
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Brachiosaurus is estimated to have weighed close to thirty metric tons. Put two of these behemoths together, and you're dealing with upwards of 125,000 pounds of dinosaur.