Planet Dinosaur focuses on the new giants, the heavyweights of the dinosaur world that have only been unearthed recently.
Enough is known about Sauropod anatomy to conclude that a 70 ton carcass is made up of 11 tons bone, 3.5 tons blood, 4 ton of hide & skin, 15 tons of fat and 39 tons of meat, enough to feed a whole ecosystem for days.
Planet Dinosaur is exploring the lost world of Africa. For almost a hundred years this was a forgotten land in terms of dinosaur fossils.
We can assume so much about the diet of spinosaurus because its fossilised teeth are commonly found with the remains of the giant sawfish and more recent discoveries appear to provide even more direct evidence.
Planet Dinosaur continues with a look at the last generations of the great carnivores. The Last Killers.
In 2009, medical scanners were used to look inside the brain cases of the killers. Of all the dinosaur groups, tyrannosaurs where discovered to have one of the largest areas devoted to smell, something that would give them a clear hunting advantage.
A look at the dinosaurs’ extraordinary ability to survive, and features the magyarosaurus, which showed an amazing adaptation to island life.
Planet Dinosaur was an incredibly diverse and varied place, with these creatures able to colonise every continent on Earth. Continually evolving and changing, their dominance of life on Earth was absolute. Yet, they were doomed!
A Series from the BBC looking at how dinosaurs live on today as birds. Feathered dinosaurs are the precursor to modern birds.
Once on the ground, the long feathers become a disadvantage. Microraptor is barely able to walk, much less run. Sinornithaurus has no such problem.
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