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Kokoro Dinosaurs -- Trex and Triceratops

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Albertosaurus
Were there dinosaurs in San Diego County? Yes. Dinosaur remains have been found in Cretaceous-aged (70-75 million years old) sedimentary rocks as exposed at Sunset Cliffs, La Jolla Bay, and Carlsbad. The types of dinosaurs represented by these local fossils include hadrosaur (duck-billed dinosaur) and nodosaur (armored dinosaur). Learn more...

How long ago did the dinosaurs live?
The Mesozoic Era (Middle Life) is known as The Age of Reptiles. The Mesozoic Era includes three periods: Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous. Take a look at a Geologic Time Scale for a more complete view of geologic time.

Who were the Tyrant Lizards?
The Tyrannosauridae, a group of large carnivores must have roamed the land during the last part of the Cretaceous, 85 to 65 million years ago. The group included similar animals (in rough order of increasing size) as Albertosaurus, Gorgosaurus, Daspletosaurus, Tarbosaurus, and of course Tyrannosaurus rex. Learn more...

When did dinosaurs first star in films?
See an amazing chronicle of dinosaurs in film in the essay, Celluloid Dinosaurs ® — A History of Dinosaur Movies.
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
DinoBuzz Read an interesting article from UC Berkeley's Museum of Paleontology, DinoBuzz, Current Topics Concerning Dinosaurs: Are Movies Science — DINOSAURS, MOVIES, AND REALITY?

For KIDS

Dinosaur Dig
Dinosaur Bytes
Finding Fossils
The Mystery of the Ankylosaur

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