Dinosaurs Fact File: Thw Who, When, Where of the Prehistoric by Paul Harrison

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TRIASSIC JURASSIC CRETACEOUS 36 Bagaceratops Bagaceratops gets its name from the short horn on its nose. The horn is a stunted version of the much bigger ones found on the larger North American ceratopids. What it looked like How it ate Palaeontologists consider With its beaky mouth, Bagaceratops has Bagaceratops to be far more primitive the perfect instrument for snapping off than the ceratopids – even though it tough vegetation, but it does not came later than many of them. Like have any teeth on its upper jaw, the ceratopids, Bagaceratops has a which makes chewing and swallowing relatively stocky build and short legs.

It is also one of the more intelligent dinosaurs: its brain is large for its body weight and it has very well-developed sight. TRIASSIC JURASSIC CRETACEOUS 36 Bagaceratops Bagaceratops gets its name from the short horn on its nose. The horn is a stunted version of the much bigger ones found on the larger North American ceratopids. What it looked like How it ate Palaeontologists consider With its beaky mouth, Bagaceratops has Bagaceratops to be far more primitive the perfect instrument for snapping off than the ceratopids – even though it tough vegetation, but it does not came later than many of them.

33 High flyer? If you are lucky enough to spot Archaeopteryx, you might be able to answer a question that palaeontologists have been arguing about for years – can it fly? Some think it might be able to make extended hops by running and flapping its wings rather than actually taking flight, which might be useful when chasing flying insects. What seems certain is that its feathers are used as a form of insulation, as birds fluff up their feathers to keep out the cold. 34 Avimimus You’d be doing well to spot this dinosaur because palaeontologists are still arguing about exactly what Avimimus looks like and what it can do!

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