RESOURCES: In the Dinosaur Den

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Science  08 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5634, pp. 741
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5634.741b

Curated by dinosaur enthusiast Fred Bervoets of Rotterdam, Netherlands, DinoData brims with facts and figures on the extinct reptiles. You can find everything from the sites that yielded skeletons of the toothy meat-eater Allosaurus to a list of all known dinosaur specimens with preserved skin. Browse the species listing to uncover basic information such as size, diet, and fossil localities for hundreds of kinds of dinosaurs. Or search by broader categories to learn which species hail from a particular country, formation, or time period. Diagrams help you bone up on dinosaur skeletal anatomy, and backgrounders investigate paleontological controversies, such as whether the creatures were warm-blooded and how they are related to birds.

An impressive gallery boasts drawings and paintings from more than a dozen artists, including this image of Styracosaurus, a spiky Cretaceous herbivore. You'll also find a list of species whose fossilized eggs have been discovered, a database that records fossils and casts held by European museums, and pages on the flying and swimming reptiles that coexisted with the dinosaurs.

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