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[ Kate/NASAChatHost - 0 - 11:00:21 ]
Hello and welcome to the Chat Room for the Lone Star Dinosaurs Webcast event.

[ TPWD - 2 - 06:26:22 ]
Good morning and welcome to the Lone Star Dinosaur Webcast chatroom. Our experts will be joining us to answer your questions shortly. Please enjoy the show!!

[ CliftonMiddleSchool - 10 - 06:57:15 ]
Greetings, We are wondering if you could explain why there is no evidence of dinosaurs in the Houston Area. We know that we do not have rocks for fossils, but is it possible that dinosaurs roamed here, but left no evidence?

[ TPWD - 11 - 06:57:15 ]
Clifton Middle School, we are so glad you have joined us again. Your questions are always good ones. Experts will be joining us as they get off the air.

[ Kaitlyn - 17 - 07:00:30 ]
Is it true that they have discovered a new dianosaur

[ TPWD - 18 - 07:00:30 ]
Kaitlyn, they are discovering new dinosaurs all the time. We will be dicussing the new finds and talking to some folks that discovered a new one.

[ Carlos - 19 - 07:03:52 ]
How many dinosaurs were found in Texas?

[ Ryan - 22 - 07:05:57 ]
Do you know the first dinosaur discovered?

[ TPWD - 23 - 07:05:57 ]
Ryan, the first dino discovered and named was Iguanodon in England

[ Brian - 24 - 07:07:35 ]
Which animals represents dinosaurs best in our time.

[ TPWD - 25 - 07:07:36 ]
Brian, a lot of folks might say the reptiles-since most dinosaurs seem to have been reptile-like, however, many scientists believe that birds are living dinosaurs and that they may best represent the dinosaur lineage.

[ class1F - 26 - 07:09:32 ]
Where did dinoisaurs sleep?

[ Carlos - 27 - 07:13:02 ]
People say that t rex is as tall as three men is that true?

[ TPWD - 28 - 07:13:02 ]
Carlos, the Tyrannasaurus rex hip bones typically are about 12 feet which is twice as tall as the average human male. If you consider that the head and body will be higer-considering that the posture was somewhat forward-we are talking about 16 feet.

[ Jason - 32 - 07:14:10 ]
RE: [CliftonMiddleSchool] Greetings, We are wondering if you could explain why there is no evidence of dinosaurs in the Houston Area. We know that we do not have rocks for fossils, but is it possible that dinosaurs roamed here, but left no evidence?
The reason people don't find dinosaurs in the Houston area is because the rocks that Houston is built on are too young. Rocks that have dinosaurs in them can be found West of Houston.

[ Kaitlyn - 39 - 07:16:13 ]
What is the latest dinosaur discovered

[ CliftonMiddleSchool - 40 - 07:18:11 ]
There is almost no evidence of dinosaurs in Texas during the Jurassic Period. There were dinosaurs before and after this period in Texas. What do you think happened in Texas during the Jurassic period to cause this to happen? Whitney

[ Bianca - 41 - 07:18:11 ]
How do they take the track and match it to the kind of dinosaur that made it.

[ matt - 43 - 07:18:11 ]
what did the dinosaurs eat

[ MarathonISD - 44 - 07:18:26 ]
Great show - 3rd and 4th Grades wonder where other dinosaur tracks can be found in Texas?

[ Jason - 45 - 07:18:29 ]
RE: [matt] who is the biggest dinosaur of all
Right now, paleontologists think the biggest dinosaur is a long-necked sauropod from South America called Argentinasaurus

[ Jason - 46 - 07:19:25 ]
RE: [Josh] How many different dinosaurs are there?
At the moment, paleontologists have recorded over 300 species of dinosaurs

[ TPWD - 47 - 07:20:04 ]
RE: [MarathonISD] Great show - 3rd and 4th Grades wonder where other dinosaur tracks can be found in Texas?
Marathon-on the Dinocast Webpage where all the background info is-you will find a link called Dino Hunting and on that page are other links to parks with tracks and other Dino Museums located in Texas.

[ Jason - 48 - 07:21:18 ]
RE: [CliftonMiddleSchool] There is almost no evidence of dinosaurs in Texas during the Jurassic Period. There were dinosaurs before and after this period in Texas. What do you think happened in Texas during the Jurassic period to cause this to happen? Whitney
The reason that there is no evidence of Jurassic dinosaurs in Texas is the same as why there aren't any dinosaurs from Houston- the rock record in Texas doesn't include the Jurassic. Dinosaurs did live in Texas (including Houston) during the Jurassic, but the rocks that preserve Jurassic dinosaurs have all been eroded away.

[ Josh - 49 - 07:22:23 ]
Have you ever found dinosaur skin?

[ Alexander - 50 - 07:22:23 ]
What is the largest meat eater?

[ Jason - 51 - 07:23:32 ]
RE: [Bianca] How do they take the track and match it to the kind of dinosaur that made it.
Paleontologists examined the foot bones of dinosaurs and compare them to dinosaurs tracks. When the shape of the foot is the same shape as the track, then its a pretty good guess that an animal with that type of foot made the track

[ Jason - 52 - 07:25:02 ]
RE: [Josh] Have you ever found dinosaur skin?
Impressions of dinosaur skin in rock have been found for many kinds of dinosaurs. We don't find the skin itself because it is not preserved like bones are

[ Joe - 53 - 07:25:03 ]
What was considered the "smallest" Dinosaur?

[ Bianca - 54 - 07:25:03 ]
How does a fossil become a fossil?

[ Ryan - 55 - 07:25:37 ]
Is there any dino that can fly besides the teranadon

[ TPWD - 56 - 07:26:38 ]
RE: [Ryan] Is there any dino that can fly besides the teranadon
Pterosaur and other flying reptiles and swimming animals were not dinosaurs. Dinosaurs were land animals.

[ Jason - 57 - 07:27:09 ]
RE: [Alexander] What is the largest meat eater?
The biggest meat-eater is either T. rex, an animal called Giganotosaurus from South America, or an animal called Cacahradontosaurus from Africa.

[ Debra - 58 - 07:27:46 ]
Who's the youngest person to discover a dinosaur?

[ Josh - 59 - 07:27:46 ]
How many bird dinosaurs where there

[ Jack - 60 - 07:27:46 ]
What was the disease that killed the dinosaurs

[ TPWD - 61 - 07:29:33 ]
If your RealPlayer stops-just click to reload it again. Sometimes they stop due to traffic-net-congestion.

[ Jason - 62 - 07:30:57 ]
RE: [Bianca] How does a fossil become a fossil?
A fossil is anything that tells us about life that is older than 10,000 years. There are lots of ways to become a fossil. For example, bones can become fossils when the minerals that make them are replaced by minerals from rocks. Or, insects can become fossils when they are trapped in amber (tree sap) that hardens.

[ Brian - 63 - 07:31:02 ]
How many dinosaurs have been discovered.

[ David - 64 - 07:31:02 ]
Have yall got any information on the new dinosaur sinornithosaurus millonii?

[ Joe - 65 - 07:31:02 ]
How many dinosaurs are known in all?

[ Ryan - 66 - 07:31:02 ]
Do you know the first dinosaur discovered?

[ patrick - 67 - 07:31:02 ]
What kind of dinosaurs lived in texas

[ Josh - 68 - 07:33:23 ]
What was the fattest dinosaur?

[ Ryan - 69 - 07:33:23 ]
Do you think you could make dinosaurs come back to life like in Jurassic Park?

[ Stephanie - 70 - 07:33:23 ]
Do you know what color dinosaurs were?

> [ Alexander - 71 - 07:33:23 ]
Which is the smallest dinosaur,is it smart?

[ Jack - 72 - 07:33:23 ]
What is the rarest dinosaur .

[ ColleenfromMidland - 73 - 07:33:23 ]
Who was the first person to discover dinosaurs exist?

[ MarathonISDMarisol - 74 - 07:38:21 ]
How can you tell the difference between rock and bone?

[ Maria - 75 - 07:38:21 ]
Some people think that meterorites hit the eath and destroyed the Dinosaurs . What is actually true?

[ Maria - 76 - 07:38:22 ]
Tony, I can't seem to get into the Webcast.

[ ColleenfromMidland - 77 - 07:38:22 ]
Who was the first person to discover dinosaurs exist?

[ Ryan - 78 - 07:38:22 ]
Great show it told our class alot.

[ Maria - 79 - 07:38:22 ]
If meat was scarce would the meat eaters eat plants?

[ Amy - 80 - 07:38:22 ]
Why are dinosaur names so long?

[ Jack - 81 - 07:38:22 ]
What was the strongest dinosaur ever to live on the earth.

[ patrick - 82 - 07:38:44 ]
What was the biggest plant eater

[ Josh - 83 - 07:38:44 ]
could dinosaurs ever come back?

[ Jason - 84 - 07:39:08 ]
RE: [Brian] How many dinosaurs have been discovered.
Over 300 different species

[ CliftonMiddleSchool - 85 - 07:41:10 ]
Why do you think that many of the dinosaurs grew so large?

[ Josh - 86 - 07:41:59 ]
How many full bone structsures were found in Houston?

[ TPWD - 87 - 07:41:59 ]
J osh, sorry, no dinosaurs found in Houston. The rocks there are too young.

[ KentNewmanSMU - 88 - 07:42:16 ]
Hi Guys, I am the preparator at SMU, if you have any questions, let me know.

[ matt - 89 - 07:42:32 ]
what did the dinosaurs eat

[ Kaitlyn - 90 - 07:43:24 ]
How many dinosaurs can fly

[ Jack - 91 - 07:43:24 ]
What is the best place to find dinosaur bones in the United States.

[ CliftonMiddleSchool - 92 - 07:43:24 ]
What reptiles in Texas are descendents of dinosaurs? Chris

[ Bianca - 93 - 07:43:24 ]
How does a fossil become a fossil?

[ Josh - 94 - 07:43:24 ]
Have you ever found dinosaur skin?

[ Jason - 95 - 07:43:48 ]
RE: [Amy] Why are dinosaur names so long?
Dinosaurs have scientific names that are meant to tell people about them. All of the names are combinations of either greek or latin words. For example, Tyrannosaurus rex means in english "Tyrant (tyranno) lizard (sauros) king (rex). The name tells us that it was big and fierce. Lots of times, dinosaurs are named after the people who find them. For example, I named Protohadros (first hadrosaur) byrdi after Gary Byrd who discovered the bones. Because the names are combinations of different words, they can get pretty long!

> [ Dennis - 96 - 07:44:06 ]
i live in Germany and would like to know how many meat eaters lived in texas.

[ Josh - 97 - 07:44:06 ]
How many dinosaur bones where found in Houston?

[ Jack - 98 - 07:44:06 ]
Were there such things as cave men when the dinosaurs were alive or was that a Myth.

[ TPWD - 99 - 07:44:38 ]
RE: [Jack] Were there such things as cave men when the dinosaurs were alive or was that a Myth.
Myth

[ KentNewmanSMU - 100 - 07:44:56 ]
Matt: Some dinosaurs ate plants, ( herbivores) and some ate meat, ( carnivores ). The big Sauropods were plant eaters.

[ Ryan - 101 - 07:45:31 ]
Do you know if there are dinosaurs in Texas, if you did what kind?

[ CliftonMiddleSchool - 102 - 07:45:31 ]
If rocks with dinosaurs can be found west of Houston, then is it true that dinosaurs actually roamed across our school grounds, but left no evidence?

[ Patrick - 103 - 07:45:31 ]
How did the water that covered Texas dry ought .

[ Jason - 104 - 07:45:33 ]
RE: [Josh] could dinosaurs ever come back?
Well, dinosaurs never went away. Birds are a kind of meat-eating dinosaur, and are more like T. rex than T. rex is like Triceratops! The dinosaurs from the Mesozoic are all extinct and can't come back.

[ Jack - 105 - 07:46:14 ]
What is the largest vegitarian dinosaur.

[ matt - 106 - 07:46:14 ]
how many dinosaurs where pant eaters

[ stephen - 107 - 07:46:14 ]
How do you find dinosaur bones?

[ Megan - 108 - 07:46:57 ]
Have you found anything related to dionos in Houston?

[ Josh - 109 - 07:46:57 ]
How many bird dinosaurs where there

[ Jason - 110 - 07:48:03 ]
RE: [Ryan] Do you know if there are dinosaurs in Texas, if you did what kind?
There are lots of dinosaurs from Texas! We have lots of Cretaceous and Triassic rocks in Texas that contain dinosaur bones. You can see Texas dinosaurs at the natural history museum in Houston, the Texas Memorial Museum in Austin, the Dallas Museum of Natural History, or the Fort Worth natural history museum.

[ Jason - 111 - 07:48:31 ]
RE: [CliftonMiddleSchool] If rocks with dinosaurs can be found west of Houston, then is it true that dinosaurs actually roamed across our school grounds, but left no evidence?
Thats right!

[ KentNewmanSMU - 112 - 07:48:48 ]
Josh: We are not yet sure, their fossils are so rare, they were probably more common than the fossils would suggest. Because feathers so rarely fossilize its hard to know

[ Alexandra - 113 - 07:49:43 ]
How do you know what the dinosaurs looked like?

[ matt - 114 - 07:49:43 ]
what dinosaur was a water dino

[ Jason - 115 - 07:51:02 ]
RE: [stephen] How do you find dinosaur bones?
The first thing you have to do is find rocks that are the right age to have dinosaur bones in them. The rocks also have to be the right type of rocks- sandstones and mudstones (not rocks from volcanoes). Once you find the rocks, you have to prospect- walk around slowly and look at the ground for any bits of bones- kind of like finding a nickel on the sidewalk!!

[ Drew - 116 - 07:51:49 ]
If I find a dinosaur bone, who should I contact?

[ Ryan - 117 - 07:51:49 ]
How do you know to out side of a dinosaur if all you found is bones?

[ Josh - 118 - 07:51:49 ]
What color are dinosaurs?

[ Jack - 119 - 07:51:49 ]
What is the rarest fossil to find still.

[ Megan - 120 - 07:51:49 ]
Are there any dinosaurs under houses or anything in Houston?

[ RayburnElem - 121 - 07:51:49 ]
How long does it take you to make a model of a dinosaur from the bones you find?

[ Jason - 122 - 07:52:53 ]
RE: [matt] what dinosaur was a water dino
All dinosaurus lived on land. There are all kinds of giant reptiles that lived in the water when the dinosaurs lived on land, but they were related to lizards (dinosaurs are related to crocodiles and alligators)

[ Mary - 123 - 07:54:07 ]
How long is the show? How do you now what color a dino is?

[ Kaitlyn - 124 - 07:54:07 ]
Could there be mixes of dinosaurs like dogs

[ Josh - 125 - 07:54:07 ]
What color are dinosaurs?

[ Megan - 126 - 07:54:07 ]
Can anyone answer me. I might want to be a pailiantoligist when I grow up!

[ Kaitlyn - 127 - 07:54:08 ]
How come dinosaurs in Texas are not that popular

[ Kaitlyn - 128 - 07:54:08 ]
IS it true that there was a drought and there was no water so they all died

% [ Mellie - 129 - 07:55:08 ]
In what period did the triceratops live? Thank you !

[ David - 130 - 07:55:08 ]
What is the most dangerous dinosaur?

[ dylan - 131 - 07:55:08 ]
Did some of our animals evole from dinosaurs

[ CandiceSteeleElem - 132 - 07:55:08 ]
Who names the dinosaurs?

[ Jason - 133 - 07:55:09 ]
RE: [Drew] If I find a dinosaur bone, who should I contact?
You should contact a museum paleontologist or a paleontologist at a university or a college. For example, if you live around Dallas-Ft. Worth, you can contact either the Dallas or Fort Worth musems, or paleontologists at Southern Methodist University. If you live around Austin, you could contact paleontologists at the University of Texas.

[ TonyFiorilloDallasMuseumofNaturalHistory - 134 - 07:55:52 ]
RE: [Jack] What is the rarest fossil to find still.
Because most fossils are from the hard parts, like bones and teeth, of animals, the rarest fossils are those of the soft parts of animals.

[ DaleWinkler - 135 - 07:56:18 ]
RE: [Josh] How many dinosaur bones where found in Houston?
Josh, Houston is I am sorry to say never going to be a dinosaur hotbed. That is because the rocks around Houston are all much too young to have dinosaurs. You do have a good chance of finding a mastodon there though.

[ Jason - 136 - 07:56:19 ]
RE: [dylan] Did some of our animals evole from dinosaurs
Birds all evolved from small, meat-eating dinosaurs

[ Josh - 137 - 07:56:31 ]
Do dinosaurs have the same organisms as humans?

[ Maria - 138 - 07:56:31 ]
Are there any myths about any of the Dinosaurs?

[ Marsha - 139 - 07:56:31 ]
Jim, how much time do you spend in the field versus your office?

[ Panther - 140 - 07:56:31 ]
If you find a dinosaur fossil, do you get to keep it or do you have to give it to a museum? Do they have monitary value?

[ Jason - 141 - 07:57:11 ]
RE: [Mellie] In what period did the triceratops live? Thank you !
Triceratops live during the Cretaceous period

[ Jason - 142 - 07:57:33 ]
RE: [CandiceSteeleElem] Who names the dinosaurs?
Dinosaurs are named by paleontologists

[ Megan - 143 - 07:57:48 ]
Did the duckbills loock lick ducks or were they just bigger??

[ CliftonMiddleSchool - 144 - 07:57:48 ]
We are having a big debate about what a dinosaur is. According to your information, any animal that swims or flies is not a dinosaur. Is this correct? We have some reference to a dinosaur that flies. Thanks

[ Kelsi - 145 - 07:57:48 ]
How many teeth does the T-Rex shed each year?

[ TonyFiorilloDallasMuseumofNaturalHistory - 146 - 07:57:58 ]
RE: [CandiceSteeleElem] Who names the dinosaurs?
The person who does the research and publishes the results is the person who names the dinosaur. For example, John Ostrom of Yale University named Deinonychus. He named it for the very large claws on its feet.

[ RickLupiaOMNH - 147 - 07:58:12 ]
Hello, I am an Assistant Curator of Paleobotany at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. Any questions?

[ Marina - 148 - 07:59:29 ]
Is it true that the Allosaur had a "S" shaped neck?

[ Dennis - 149 - 07:59:29 ]
how can i open the web cast

[ Kelsi - 150 - 07:59:30 ]
What were dinosaurs called that lived in the water?

[ TPWD - 151 - 07:59:30 ]
Dennis, If you click on one of the connections above the Chatroom link-it will open the Real Player

[ Jason - 152 - 07:59:59 ]
RE: [Panther] If you find a dinosaur fossil, do you get to keep it or do you have to give it to a museum? Do they have monitary value?
If you find a dinosaur fossil, you should take it to a museum. Museums are very important, because they are open for everybody to see and examine fossils. If you keep a fossil for yourself, nobody can study it! Remember, some of the most important dinosaurs were found by people who took the bones to museums!!

[ Jack - 153 - 08:01:35 ]
What in the world is the superasauros.

[ Jordan - 154 - 08:01:35 ]
Which dinosaur has really big feet three toes and is really heavy to make big footprints in the sand?

[ James - 155 - 08:01:35 ]
What does the dossi in Tenontosaurus dossi, stand for?

[ Nick - 156 - 08:01:35 ]
where there people alive when the latest dinosaurs where alive? If so, did the dinos atack the people, or vise versa. And,

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 157 - 08:02:05 ]
RE: [Megan] Did the duckbills loock lick ducks or were they just bigger??
Duck-billed dinosaurs got that name because they have wide, flat bills like ducks. Other than that, they don't look at all like a duck

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 158 - 08:03:45 ]
RE: [James] What does the dossi in Tenontosaurus dossi, stand for?
dossi stands for James and Dorthy Doss, who owned the land that Tenontosaurus was found on, and donated it to the Ft. Worth Museum

[ TonyFiorilloDallasMuseumofNaturalHistory - 159 - 08:04:03 ]
RE: [Jack] What in the world is the superasauros.
Supersaurus is a type of sauropod dinosaur. It lived during the Late Jurassic, a time of about 150 million years ago.

[ DaleWinkler - 160 - 08:04:10 ]
RE: [Kelsi] What were dinosaurs called that lived in the water?
Kelsi, There were no dinosaurs that lived in the water. Some other reptiles that lived during the age of dinosaurs did live in the water, including plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, and mosasaurs.

[ DaleWinkler - 161 - 08:05:28 ]
RE: [James] What does the dossi in Tenontosaurus dossi, stand for?
Tenontosaurus dossi was named for the landowners where the specimens were found. They are James and Dorothy Doss.

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 162 - 08:05:34 ]
RE: [Nick] where there people alive when the latest dinosaurs where alive? If so, did the dinos atack the people, or vise versa. And,
People have only been around for about a million years or so. Except for birds, the last dinosaurs died out over 65 millions years ago. So no, people and dinosaurs (except for birds) never lived at the same time.

[ matt - 163 - 08:06:14 ]
where there any dinos that swimed

[ Josh - 164 - 08:06:14 ]
where were most of the dinosaur bones found

[ Megan - 165 - 08:06:14 ]
Aren t there any dinosaurs in Houston under buildings or anything? My ranch has many rock hills. I have found some petrified wood.

[ RayburnElem - 166 - 08:06:14 ]
I want to know if the Compsognathus is the smallest dinosour of all?

[ Jack - 167 - 08:06:14 ]
Is there such thing as the Supersouras

[ Marina - 168 - 08:06:14 ]
How much does a T-rex's tooth weigh?

[ Alexandra - 169 - 08:06:14 ]
How do you know what the dinosaurs looked like?

[ Megan - 170 - 08:06:14 ]
If food was noware wouldn t the carnivores eat each other like canibals?

[ RayburnElem - 171 - 08:06:14 ]
what was the smallest bird dinosaur?

[ Kelcee - 172 - 08:06:14 ]
How long did dinosaurs live?

[ matt - 173 - 08:06:14 ]
what dinosaur was a plant eater

[ RayburnElem - 174 - 08:08:19 ]
Beside a dinosours tooth how do you know what a dinosour eats?

[ Kelsi - 175 - 08:08:20 ]
If the dinosaurs that lived here in Texas could they eat cacti?

> [ TPWD - 176 - 08:08:20 ]
Kelsi, cacti are flowering plants that evolved after the dinosaurs became extinct. So there were no cacti for them to eat.

[ TonyFiorilloDallasMuseumofNaturalHistory - 177 - 08:08:30 ]
RE: [Megan] If food was noware wouldn t the carnivores eat each other like canibals?
There is evidence of cannibalism in some dinosaurs. The best example is from Coelophysis, a small two-legged meat-eating dinosaur from the Triassic of North America. In the rib cages of some skeletons are the remains of very small Coelophysis skeletons.

[ RickLupiaOMNH - 178 - 08:10:24 ]
RE: [matt] what dinosaur was a plant eater
Many types of dinosaurs were plant eaters, including the duckbill dinosaurs (Tenontosaurus, Hadrosaurus), horned dinosaurs (Triceratops, Pentaceratops), sauropods (Apatosaurus, Brachiosaurus), stegosaurs, and ankylosaurs.

[ Elizabeth - 179 - 08:11:06 ]
What is the average life span of the dinosaurs?

[ Kelsi - 180 - 08:11:06 ]
How many names can you name a dinosaur?

[ NoefromSteeleElem - 181 - 08:11:06 ]
Is the Komodo Dragon a dinosaur?

[ Marina - 182 - 08:11:06 ]
How heavy was the T-Rex?

[ Marina - 183 - 08:11:06 ]
When was "Sue" discovered?

[ NoefromSteeleElem - 184 - 08:11:06 ]
Is the Komodo Dragon a dinosaur?

[ Elizabeth - 185 - 08:13:07 ]
How many teeth did the Stegosaurus have?

[ David - 186 - 08:13:07 ]
What dinosaur is the most dangerous?

[ Alexander - 187 - 08:13:07 ]
Do you think they died from a meteor crash?

[ Ryan - 188 - 08:13:07 ]
Was the Alasauraus a relative of the T REX?

[ Marina - 189 - 08:13:07 ]
Is it true that some of the birds today are related to the dinosaurs that lived a long time ago?

[ Cody - 190 - 08:13:07 ]
Where can I find more information on Coelophysis?

[ Kelsi - 191 - 08:13:07 ]
How many dinosaurs could swim?

[ RayburnElem - 192 - 08:13:07 ]
Where were the first brontosaururus found?

[ GabrielfromSteeleElem - 193 - 08:13:07 ]
How many bones are in a Tyrannasaurus Rex?

[ RickLupiaOMNH - 194 - 08:14:05 ]
RE: [Kelsi] If the dinosaurs that lived here in Texas could they eat cacti?
Dinosaurs in and around Texas probably ate all sorts of plants, like ferns, cycads, AND flowering plants. Flowering plants began to diversify in the Cretaceous and had already begun to be very abundant in many coastal habitats where dinos lived. Some of the earliest flowering plants were related to Magnolias and Oaks and Sacred Lillies

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 195 - 08:14:23 ]
RE: [Kelcee] How long did dinosaurs live?
The oldest dinosaurs are about 245 million years old. Birds are dinosaurs and are still around, so dinosaurs have been around for 245 million years. We don't know how long the life of a single dinosaur was, though

[ Amber - 196 - 08:15:17 ]
What is the closest animal alive today that may be related to the dinosaur.

[ devin - 197 - 08:15:17 ]
What was the T -Rexes favorote food?

[ CEKingMiddleSchoolPanthers - 199 - 08:15:17 ]
What was our planet's atmospheric condition during the Mesozoic Era? Did it contribute to the size and variety of plant and animal life?

[ Elizabeth - 200 - 08:15:17 ]
Who discovered the first allosaurus fossil?

[ devin - 201 - 08:15:17 ]
What is the biggest Dinosaur in the world.

[ MabelRamirezMarathonJuniorhigh - 202 - 08:15:17 ]
how many dino were alive in the jurrasic period. How many bones did the allosarours have. What dino was the oldest dino?

[ RandiShack - 203 - 08:15:17 ]
How much does a velociraptor weigh in average?

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 204 - 08:15:48 ]
RE: [NoefromSteeleElem] Is the Komodo Dragon a dinosaur?
Nope. The Komodo dragon is a lizard (the biggest in the World). Dinosaurs are a different kind of reptile, and are related to crocodiles and alligators

[ Elizabeth - 205 - 08:15:59 ]
How much food could the average dinosaur hold in it's stomach?

[ RayburnElem - 206 - 08:15:59 ]
Have you found skelentons of dinosours with bones missing and have never bean able to find the bones?

[ Marina - 207 - 08:15:59 ]
How much did "Sue" weigh?

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 208 - 08:16:30 ]
RE: [Amber] What is the closest animal alive today that may be related to the dinosaur.
Birds are dinosaurs, and crocodiles and alligators are "dinosaur cousins"

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 209 - 08:17:55 ]
RE: [RandiShack] How much does a velociraptor weigh in average?
Velociraptors were actually about the size of a german shepard (the 'raptors in Jurassic Park were made bigger so they would be scarier), and probably weighted about the same.

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 210 - 08:19:25 ]
RE: [RayburnElem] Have you found skelentons of dinosours with bones missing and have never bean able to find the bones?
Yes, most dinosaur skeletons are missing some bones. By studying the bones of other dinosaurs, we can figure out which pieces are missing. By looking at the bones that we have found, we can figure out what the missing bones looked like

[ lisa - 211 - 08:19:32 ]
how many different kinds of dinosaurs have been found in texas?

[ Marina - 212 - 08:19:32 ]
How sharp was a T-Rex's tooth?

[ lisa - 213 - 08:19:32 ]
where in texas are most dinosaurs found?

[ RandiShack - 214 - 08:19:32 ]
what is the biggest plant eating dinosaur?

[ justin - 215 - 08:19:32 ]
Why did dinosaurs kill

[ RayburnElem - 216 - 08:19:32 ]
About how many eggs would a dinosaur lay and how big were they?

[ GabrielfromSteeleElem - 217 - 08:19:32 ]
How many bones are in a Tyrannasaurus Rex?

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 218 - 08:20:29 ]
RE: [Marina] How much did "Sue" weigh?
A lot! Paleontologists think that Tyrannosaurus weighed between four and seven tons!

[ Marina - 219 - 08:21:17 ]
Was there a spacific type of dinosaur that could swim? Thanks!!!

[ TPWD - 220 - 08:21:17 ]
Marina, Dinosaurs may have been able to swim if they had to-but aquatic animals-those designed for swimming and living in the water-were not dinosaurs. Dinosaurs were a special group af animals that lived on land.

[ Emily - 221 - 08:22:07 ]
What was the smallest meateater?

[ Ian - 222 - 08:22:07 ]
How old did the big dinosaurs live to be?

[ Elizabeth - 223 - 08:22:07 ]
How much did the average stegosaurus baby weigh?

[ Kelsi - 224 - 08:22:08 ]
How many eggs did the T-Rex haveeach year?

[ Emily - 225 - 08:22:08 ]
What is the tallest dinosaur?

[ Amber - 226 - 08:22:08 ]
Is there a dinosaur that is meaner than the T-Rex

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 227 - 08:22:44 ]
RE: [lisa] where in texas are most dinosaurs found?
Dinosaurs are found in several places in Texas. The oldest dinosaurs from the Triassic period are found in the panhandle, by Amarillo. Dinosaurs from the early and middle Cretaceous period are found in central Texas and around Dallas/Ft. Worth. Dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous period are found in Big Bend National Park

[ Amber - 228 - 08:23:37 ]
Who was the first person to discover the T-Rex's fossils?

[ Miranda - 229 - 08:23:37 ]
How small is the smallest dinosaur bone? Is a longneck bone realy big?

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 230 - 08:24:21 ]
RE: [Elizabeth] How much did the average stegosaurus baby weigh?
We don't know. Only a few bones from a baby stegosaurus have ever been found. They are on display at Dinosaur National Monument in Utah

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 231 - 08:24:56 ]
RE: [Kelsi] How many eggs did the T-Rex haveeach year?
We haven't found a T. rex nest yet, so we don't really know.

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 232 - 08:26:08 ]
RE: [Emily] What is the tallest dinosaur?
The tallest dinosaur is an animal that was called Ultrasaurus. Now, we think that Ultrasaurus was really a great big Brachiosaurus, whose head was three to four stories above ground!!

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 233 - 08:27:18 ]
RE: [Amber] Who was the first person to discover the T-Rex's fossils?
The first T. rex was described by Barnum Brown, who was a paleontologist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, at the turn of the century

en+parts+of+Alaska.++This+generally+warm+time+probably+did+have+an+effect+on+animal+and+plant+evolution." /> [ RickLupiaOMNH - 234 - 08:27:52 ]
RE: [CEKingMiddleSchoolPanthers] What was our planet's atmospheric condition during the Mesozoic Era? Did it contribute to the size and variety of plant and animal life?
The Earth was probably alot warmer in general during the Mesozoic with the Cretaceous being about the warmest part. There is no evidence of glaciers like what is found in Antarctica today and dinosaurs lived in the northen parts of Alaska. This generally warm time probably did have an effect on animal and plant evolution.

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 235 - 08:28:54 ]
RE: [Miranda] How small is the smallest dinosaur bone? Is a longneck bone realy big?
The smallest dinosaur ever found is called Musssaurus (which means "mouse lizard"). It is a baby sauropod (long-neck dinosaur). And yes, long-neck neck bones are REALLY big!!!

[ Randi - 236 - 08:30:04 ]
What is the smallest plant eating dinosuar.

[ Amber - 237 - 08:30:04 ]
Has anybody found any dinosaur bones near the Brewster County in Texas?

[ Miranda - 238 - 08:33:17 ]
How many eggs can a dinosaur lay at a time?

[ CEKingMiddleSchoolPanthers - 239 - 08:33:17 ]
If you know of an area in Texas where you can pick up petrified wood, would this be a possible clue to being an area where dino bones might be found?

[ Elizabeth - 240 - 08:35:12 ]
In the Jurassic Period, where did most of the dinosaurs live?

[ MistyJerry - 241 - 08:35:12 ]
Was the velosiraptor in the Jurassic period?

[ Mabel - 242 - 08:35:12 ]
How many dinos lived in the jurrassic period? How many bones did the allosaurus have in all. What was the oldest dion alive? Thank you very much!

[ Miranda - 243 - 08:35:12 ]
How much did a longneck weigh? Is the taradactal considered a dionsaur?

[ Julie - 244 - 08:35:12 ]
How much did the biggest dinosaour weigh?

[ Marina - 245 - 08:35:12 ]
Did dinosaurs have a way to communicate?

[ MistyandJerry - 246 - 08:35:12 ]
Jerry : Where did fish evolve from???

[ Lorraine - 247 - 08:35:12 ]
Has anybody ever found any dinosaur fossil's that yall have never known about?

[ RayburnElem - 248 - 08:35:12 ]
Where were the first brontosaururus found?

[ Miranda - 249 - 08:35:57 ]
Did dinosaurs have hair?

[ RayburnElem - 250 - 08:35:57 ]
Where were the first brontosaururus found?

[ Marina - 251 - 08:35:57 ]
Is it hard work to find dinosaur bones?

[ NoefromSteeleElem - 252 - 08:36:51 ]
Is the Komodo Dragon a dinosaur?

[ Marina - 253 - 08:36:51 ]
Do you think that there is any fossils in Marathon Texas?

[ Miranda - 254 - 08:37:25 ]
Have you ever found a dinosaur bone near Big Bend NAtional Park?

[ MichaelfromSteeleElem - 255 - 08:37:26 ]
Who was the first person to discover a dinosaur and which dinosaur was it?

[ RickLupiaOMNH - 256 - 08:38:05 ]
RE: [CEKingMiddleSchoolPanthers] If you know of an area in Texas where you can pick up petrified wood, would this be a possible clue to being an area where dino bones might be found?
Petrified wood can be found in many places in Texas, although not all of it is probably Cretaceous in age. In general, trees grow on land which is where dinos lived, so you could look around near them. However, trees also can float out to sea so the rocks you look in might contain fish/sharks rather than dinos.

[ Marina - 257 - 08:38:51 ]
Have ya'll found all of the dinosaur bones, or do ya'll think that there is more?

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 258 - 08:39:42 ]
RE: [MistyJerry] Was the velosiraptor in the Jurassic period?
Nope. Velociraptor is from the Cretaceous period

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 259 - 08:40:11 ]
RE: [Marina] Is it hard work to find dinosaur bones?
Its hard work to find dinosaurs, but its also lots of fun

7EDo+the+brontosaur+migrate+in+herds%3F+How+do+you+know%3F" /> [ Marina - 260 - 08:41:35 ]
Do the brontosaur migrate in herds? How do you know?

[ Lorraine - 261 - 08:41:36 ]
Has anyone ever found any dinosaurs bones found near Culberson County in Texas?

[ MistyandJerry - 262 - 08:41:36 ]
How many different kinds of meat eaters are their?

[ Miranda - 263 - 08:41:36 ]
How did yall decide to make your website?

[ Steven - 264 - 08:42:48 ]
Is it fun finding dinosaur fossils?

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 265 - 08:42:59 ]
RE: [RayburnElem] Where were the first brontosaururus found?
Brontosaurus were first found in the western United States. Animals like bronotsaurus have now been found all over the World.

[ Steven - 266 - 08:43:22 ]
Where have you found Dinsaur fossils?

[ Miranda - 267 - 08:44:26 ]
Can you please name one place where you have found a dinosaur bone?

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 268 - 08:44:30 ]
RE: [Marina] Do the brontosaur migrate in herds? How do you know?
We think they moved around in heards because we have found tracks of dozens of brontosaurs all heading in the same directions, including babies

[ RickyfromSteeleElem - 269 - 08:44:46 ]
Were there any dinosaur bones found in San Antonio?

[ Mabel - 270 - 08:45:06 ]
how do scientists know that an asteroid hit, where did it hit, what was the impact?

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 271 - 08:45:29 ]
RE: [Miranda] Can you please name one place where you have found a dinosaur bone?
Grapevine Texas, for one

[ MistyandJerry - 272 - 08:46:44 ]
How long could a pterosaur fly????

[ Miranda - 273 - 08:46:44 ]
Where is the first place you ever found a dinosaur bone?

[ RickLupiaOMNH - 274 - 08:48:23 ]
RE: [Mabel] how do scientists know that an asteroid hit, where did it hit, what was the impact?
Mabel - Scientists suspect that an asteroid (or comet) hit the Earth because there is a metal (iridium) in the rocks at the end of the Cretaceous. This metal is rare on the surface of the Earth, but fairly common in asteroids. There is also a type of glass beads (called tektites) in these same rocks formed from the heat of impact. Scientists found a crater of about the right age off the Yucatan in Mexico.

[ Jack - 275 - 08:50:51 ]
what is the biggest and smallest dinosaurs to set foot on earth.

[ WillFarris - 276 - 08:50:51 ]
What evidence is there that an asteroid killed the dinosaurs?

[ mark - 277 - 08:50:52 ]
are the bones in displays real or plaster?

[ Miranda - 278 - 08:50:52 ]
What is the name of the smallest dinosaur?

[ Joseph - 279 - 08:52:36 ]
Would a park be a good place to find dinosaur bones?

[ Elizabeth - 280 - 08:52:37 ]
You are talking about the bulldozer, how long did it take you to get it out?

[ Miranda - 281 - 08:52:37 ]
Have you ever found a dino bone near a beach?

[ RickyfromSteeleElem - 282 - 08:52:37 ]
Were there any dinosaur bones found in San Antonio?

[ Kelsi - 283 - 08:53:37 ]
When was the first dinosaurs dug up and where?

[ Marina - 284 - 08:53:37 ]
How long does it take for a fossil to become a fossil?

[ Marina - 285 - 08:54:42 ]
Is it hard to put the bones together piece by piece?

> [ RickLupiaOMNH - 286 - 08:54:46 ]
RE: [mark] are the bones in displays real or plaster?
Many of the bones that are put on display are real and many are casts of real bones. Most specimens are either casts, or are composed of a mix of real and casts because most often some bones of an animal are missing.

[ Davis - 287 - 08:55:08 ]
How many dino bones have been found in the world indivdually?

[ MistyandJerry - 288 - 08:55:08 ]
Did any of the big cats evolve from the saber toothed cat?

[ Marina - 289 - 08:55:29 ]
Where would be a good place to find fossils?

[ RickyfromSteeleElem - 290 - 08:56:05 ]
Were there any dinosaur bones found in San Antonio?

[ Miranda - 291 - 08:56:29 ]
Have kids ever found dino fossils?

[ TPWD - 293 - 08:57:21 ]
Marina, you just missed it-Thad Williams and his dad Ted, found a new dinosaur when he was only 8- it was Tenontosaurus.

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 294 - 08:57:22 ]
RE: [Mabel] how do scientists know that an asteroid hit, where did it hit, what was the impact?
Scientists think an asteriod hit the Earth around 65 million years ago because of a thin layer of an element called iridium that was discovered all over the planet in rocks that are 65 million years old. Iridium is very rare on Earth, but common in asteriods, so the idea is that an asteriod hit the Earth, and part of it blew up into dust that went into the atmosphere and fell back down across the planet. A large crater was found on the tip of the Yucatan penninsula of Mexico, in the Gulf of Mexico, and many scientists think that it is where the asteriod hit. Some scientists think this caused the extinction of dinosaurs and other animals, but other scientists don't think that it did. There is a lot of studying that needs to be done before we'll know for sure
[ Miranda - 296 - 08:57:39 ]
Did all dinos have sharp teeth?

[ RickLupiaOMNH - 297 - 08:58:20 ]
Fossil become fossils at different rates. A seashell is already made of minerals so it just has to buried. A bone is also made of minerals and can just be buried. In reality, there are chemical reactions that alter the shells or bones and that might take many years. Plants take much longer because there are few or no mineral in them and the minerals have to form in the rock.

[ Miranda - 298 - 08:58:32 ]
How big was a t-rex's foot?

[ BJ - 299 - 08:59:13 ]
Is it true that the shells on the beach are parts of a dinosaur?

[ JasonHeadSouthernMethodistUniversity - 300 - 09:00:07 ]
Well kids, I have to get back to work. Thanks for the great questions, and keep asking- there are other scientists in the chat room!

[ RickLupiaOMNH - 301 - 09:00:40 ]
RE: [BJ] Is it true that the shells on the beach are parts of a dinosaur?
Shells are not part of dinosaurs. They are the remains of clams, oysters, scallops and other animals that lived and died in the oceans.

[ Miranda - 302 - 09:00:49 ]
IS A DINO BONE AS HARD AS A ROCK?

[ RickLupiaOMNH - 303 - 09:02:41 ]
RE: [Miranda] IS A DINO BONE AS HARD AS A ROCK?
Yes, a fossil dinosaur bone can be as hard as a rock.

[ CEKingMiddleSchoolPanthers - 304 - 09:04:52 ]
If the Velosaraptor fought for food, would they fight to their death?

[ Steven - 305 - 09:04:52 ]
WHat is an Allousaurs?

[ CEKingMiddleSchoolPanthers - 306 - 09:04:52 ]
When cleaning bones, have you ever broken or ruined one?

[ Miranda - 307 - 09:04:52 ]
Is a dino bone hard to find?

[ mark - 308 - 09:04:52 ]
could dinosaurs get deseases or viruses, and pass them around? if so, could that be the cause of many deaths?

/> [ MistyandJerry - 309 - 09:05:31 ]
Jerry: What is the earliest known dino?

[ Kelsi - 310 - 09:05:31 ]
What was the most smartest dinosaur?

[ Steven - 311 - 09:05:31 ]
How big is the biggest dinosaur?

[ randi - 312 - 09:05:31 ]
do dinosaurs have anything to do with animals today except for birds and crocodiles or alligators?

[ Miranda - 313 - 09:06:41 ]
Did dinos's have age?

[ Miranda - 314 - 09:07:00 ]
Were dinosaurs ntelligent.If so, did they use their skill?

[ Marina - 315 - 09:07:00 ]
Would a mountain be a good place to find dinosaur bones?

[ Elizabeth - 316 - 09:07:00 ]
Which dinosaur had the smallest brain?

[ Amber - 317 - 09:08:05 ]
How did ya'll know that the dinosaurs even made sounds?

[ RickLupiaOMNH - 318 - 09:09:23 ]
RE: [Marina] Would a mountain be a good place to find dinosaur bones?
Mountains often are good for finding fossils because the rocks are eroding (breaking down) and new rocks are exposed. But the most important key to finding any fossil is to look in rocks of the right age and type. Dinosaurs lived on land in the Mesozoic so you have to look in these kinds of rocks.

[ Davis - 319 - 09:11:31 ]
Did dinosaurs comunicate?

[ Miranda - 320 - 09:12:01 ]
Can you find dino bones in an ocean?

[ RickLupiaOMNH - 321 - 09:12:01 ]
RE: [mark] could dinosaurs get deseases or viruses, and pass them around? if so, could that be the cause of many deaths?
Probably, just like animals today. But like animals (and humans) today, many probably would die, but many would probably become build up a resistence or immunity too.

[ RickLupiaOMNH - 322 - 09:15:57 ]
RE: [randi] do dinosaurs have anything to do with animals today except for birds and crocodiles or alligators?
Dinosaurs are closely related to birds, and somewhat more distantly related to crocodiles and aligators. Dinosaurs are related, but much much more distantly to lizards, turtles, and mammals.

[ mark - 323 - 09:16:11 ]
did snakes really have leggs millions of years ago?if so,why don't they still have them?

[ Sarah - 324 - 09:16:30 ]
How old were the dinosaurs?

[ RickLupiaOMNH - 325 - 09:19:43 ]
RE: [mark] did snakes really have leggs millions of years ago?if so,why don't they still have them?
It depends on what you call a snake. The past relatives of snakes had legs (and you can still see the reduced parts of hips on some snakes like boa constrictors). Snakes possibly evolved to be without legs because some of these relatives found that not having legs made it easier to hunt prey in small spaces. We don't know exactly why "snakes" lost their legs.

[ RickLupiaOMNH - 326 - 09:21:53 ]
RE: [Sarah] How old were the dinosaurs?
The first dinosaurs are from rocks of the Triassic Period, which lasted from about 245 to 210 million years ago. Except for birds which are still alive, dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago.

[ Miranda - 327 - 09:31:05 ]
How much does a t-rex's hind leg weigh?

[ devin - 328 - 09:31:51 ]
what was the biggest dinosaur?

[ Miranda - 329 - 09:33:09 ]
Do dinosaurs have hair?

[ RickLupiaOMNH - 330 - 09:34:40 ]
RE: [devin] what was the biggest dinosaur?
The biggest dinosaur would have been a sauropod, and I think it might have been Ultrasaurus, which was related to Brachiosaurus, but I'm not sure.

[ RickLupiaOMNH - 331 - 09:35:35 ]
RE: [Miranda] Do dinosaurs have hair?
Dinosaurs did not have hair, but there is evidence to suggest that dinosaurs had feathers, and of course birds have feathers.

[ RickLupiaOMNH - 332 - 09:37:01 ]
Goodbye all, I hope that I provided some useful information. I have to return to work now. Good Luck. -Rick

[ mark - 333 - 09:37:51 ]
did dinosaurs have the same vital organs as humans? how can that be proved?

[ TPWD - 334 - 09:37:51 ]
Dinosaurs would have had the same sort of organs as their nearest relatives, the reptiles and birds. Because internal organs are soft tissues and are rarely preserved, we infer from their relatives the birds and reptiles that they possessed similar organs.

[ CEKingMiddleSchoolPanthers - 335 - 09:42:16 ]
Did some dinos have external fertilization? Is there any evidence that males protected the eggs or took an active role in raising the young?

[ TPWD - 336 - 09:42:16 ]
dinosaurs fertilized the same way birds and reptiles do, there is no evidence that they protected the eggs or took an active role in raising the young, but, the evidence for the behavior is highly speculative and we think we know that one or two dinosaurs took care of their nests. There are 400 kinds of dinosaurs.

[ mark - 337 - 09:43:07 ]
many mammals are known to be TOOL USERS. could some dinosours be TOOL USERS also?

[ TPWD - 338 - 09:43:07 ]
highly unlikely that dinosaurs used tools. Their hands were not built for holding things.

[ Aaron - 339 - 09:46:12 ]
Hi my name is Aaron and i wanted to know if the T.Rex is the last dinosaur to die?

[ TPWD - 340 - 09:47:33 ]
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