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Friday, June 27, 2014

How animals benefit mankind or how they benefit other animals: Penguin


Penguin

Penguins are a part of the food chain. If there were no penguins in Antarctica there would be to many Icefish and not as much krill in the area that Icefish live in. Which would mean that Icefish would starve themselves to extinction if they didn’t evolve. Penguins increase tourism in the Southern Hemisphere from the Northern Hemisphere. Especially in: South Africa, Southern Australia, Galapagos Islands and the very south of South America. For example, in Granite Island, Victor Harbour, Australia, fairy penguins that burrow in the island increase tourism in the area. All overseas tourists like to see them. 
This penguin has a rare genetic variation called melanism



Thursday, June 26, 2014

How animals benefit mankind or how they benefit other animals: Cassowary

Cassowary

Cassowaries benefit plant species. They help plant species because of its fertiliser. One plant species called the Silver Quandong can't grow without the cassowary's fertiliser or poo. Also, cassowaries attract tourists. It helps people in the Cape York Peninsula area to get business. For example, restaurants will be good for tourists to go to when they're hungry. But some people don't understand that they help. Some people destroy the Cassowary's habitat mainly for agriculture. Especially in Queensland, cassowaries are being hit by cars. Some people take action and put signs up next to the road.















References

Taylor, Sue, John Goulds Extinct and Endangered Birds Of Australia


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Crossword on Prehistoric Animals


Look up clues on the internet and it may come up. Comment below if you have figured the crossword out.




















If you can't see the clues here they are:

Across                                                Down

1. largest bear                                     1. largest carnivore on land
2. the true dog                                     2. whale that can walk on land
3. the biggest shark                             3. razor jaws
4. largest terror bird                             4. pig from hell
                                                              5. bear dog


If you still can't do it ask on the comment section and I will give extra clues


Monday, March 31, 2014

The World's Biggest, Smallest, Deadliest,Weirdest, Smartest and Strangest Named Dinosaurs

              Carnivorous Dinosaurs                                                            

Biggest: 

Spinosaurus 

The Spinosaurus was the biggest carnivore dinosaur (bigger than the T-Rex.) Its closest relative was the Oxalaia and the Irritator. 

Weight: 7-9 tonnes 

Length: 50 ft long

Height: 5-7 meters tall (including its fin)

Time It Lived: Middle Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? Northern African Swamps
Oxalaia

Spinosaurus

Irritator


Smallest:       (tyrannosaurs)

Raptorex (may have been a juvenile Tarbosaurus)

The Raptorex was the smallest tyrannosaur (smaller than the Nanotyrannus.) One of its relatives was the Dryptosaurus.

Weight: 150 pounds

Length: 10 ft  long

Height: 3 ft tall

Time It Lived: Early Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? Central Asian Woodlands

Raptorex
Dryptosaurus





Deadliest:

Gigantosaurus (because the Tyrannosaurus Rex may have only scavenged)

The Giganotosaurus was the deadliest carnivore dinosaur because it hunted Argentinosaurus. Its closest relatives are Tyrannotitan and Mapusaurus.

Length: 40 ft long

Height:   3.9 meters tall

Weight: 8 tons

Time It Lived: Middle Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? South America (Argentina)
Giganotosaurus
Mapusaurus



Tyrannotitan













Sauropods

Biggest:

Argentinosaurus

Argentinosaurus was the biggest sauropod (Bigger than the Sauroposeidon.) The Argentinosaurus's closest relatives are the Isisaurus and Diamantinsaurus.

Length: 30-35 meters long

Weight: 80-100 tonnes

Height: 70 ft

Time It Lived: Middle Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? South American Forests



Isisaurus
Diamantinsaurus

Smallest:

 Europasaurus

Europasaurus was the smallest sauropod. The Europasaurus was related to the Brachiosaurus, Girrafatitan, Abydosaurus and Cedarosaurus.

Length: 10 ft long

Weight: 1,000-2,000

Time It Lived: Late Jurassic

Where Did It Live? Plains Of Western Europe

Europasaurus

Brachiosaurus


Girrafatitan
Abydosaurus      


Cedarosaurus


Weirdest:

Brachytrachelopan

Brachytrachelopan was the weirdest sauropod because of its short neck. one of the Brachytrachelopan's closest relatives is the Amargasaurus.

 Length: 30 feet long

Weight: 5-10 tonnes

Time It Lived: Late Jurassic

Where Did It Live? South American Plains
Brachytrachelopan
Amargasaurus











Raptors

Biggest:

Utahraptor

Utahraptor was the biggest and strongest raptor. It was related to Yurgovuchia, Dromaeosaurus and Achillobator.

Length: 23 ft long

Weight: 1,000-1,500 pounds                                            
Yurgovuchia

Time It Lived: Early Cretaceous                                  

Where Did It Live? North American Plains
Utahraptor

Dromaeosaurus
Achillobator







Smallest:

Microraptor

The Microraptor is the smallest raptor in the world. One of the Microraptor's relatives was the  Cryptovoloans.

Length: 2 ft

Weight: 1.3-1.8 kilos

Time It Lived: Early Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? Woodlands Of Asia

Microraptor

Cryptovolans













Smartest:

Deinonychus

Deinonychus is the smartest raptor ever. Its closest relatives was the Velociraptor and the Itemirus (no picture of Itemirus.)

Length: 12 ft long

Weight: 150 pounds

Time It Lived: Middle Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? North American Forests

Deinonychus

Velociraptor











Ankylosaurs

Biggest:

Ankylosaurus

The Ankylosaurus is the biggest ankylosaur and the most known. Ankylosaurus was closest related to Euoplochephalus.

Length: 30 ft long

Weight: 5 tonnes

Time It Lived: Late Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? North American Woodlands

Ankylosaurus


Euoplocephalus










Smallest:

Minmi

The Minmi is the smallest and ankylosaur and the dumbest. Minmi is closest related to Shamosaurus (not pictured), Liaoningosaurus, Gobisaurus, Cedarpelta and Aletopelta.

Length:10 ft long

Weight: 500-1,000 pounds

Time It Lived: Early Creataceous

Where Did It Live? Australian Woodlands
Minmi
Liaoningosaurus



Gobisaurus
Cedarpelta
Aletopelta









Smartest:

Tarchia

The Tarchia is the smartest ankylosaur. (but the Tarchia is only a tiny bit smarter than a fire hydrant and a fire hydrant dosen't even have a brain!) Tarchia's closest relatives is Saichania.

Length: 25 ft long

Weight: 2 tonnes

Time It Lived: Late Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? Asian Woodlands

Tarchia
Saichania








Ceratopsians


Biggest:

Titanoceratops

The Titanoceratops is the biggest ceratopsian. (bigger than the Triceratops.) Its closest relatives are the Triceratops and Torosaurus.

Length: 25 ft long

Weight: 2 tonnes ( as big as the Tarchia)

Time It Lived: Late Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? North American Woodlands

Titanoceratops
Triceratops





Torosaurus














Smallest:

Chaoyangsaurus

The Chaoyangsaurus is the smallest ceratopsian. (Does not look like a ceratopsian.) It is related to Xuanhuaceratops.

Length: 3 ft long

Weight: 20-30 pounds

Time It Lived: Middle- Late Jurassic

Where Did It Live?  Asian Woodlands

Chaoyangsaurus










Xuanhuaceratops











Strangest Named:

Yamaceratops

The Yamaceratops is the strangest named Ceratopsian. (It was named after a Buddhist god called Yama but the Yamaceratops as no special powers.)

Length: 6 ft long

Weight: 50-100 pounds

Time It Lived: Middle Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? Woodlands Of Asia











Prehistoric Birds

Biggest:

Elephant Bird Or Aepyornis

Aepyornis was the largest (not Tallest) bird ever.

Height: 3 meters tall

Length: 400 kg

Where Did It Live: Madagascar




















Smallest:

Bee Hummingbird (living dinosaur)

Bee Hummingbird is the smallest prehistoric bird and smallest modern bird.

Length: 5-6 cm

Weight: 1.6-2 grams

















Smartest:

Ornithomimus (Ornithomid)

Ornithomimus was the smartest prehistoric bird because it was almost as smart as an Ostrich.

Length: 11 ft long

Weight: 350 Pounds

Time It Lived: Late Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? Swamps + Forests in North America












Stegosaurs

Biggest:

Stegosaurus

The Stegosaurus was the biggest stegosaur and most popular.

Length: 20 ft long

Weight: 2 tonnes

Time It Lived: Late Jurassic

Where Did It Live? Woodlands Of western North America




















Smallest:

Dravidosaurus

The Dravidosaurus is the smallest stegosaur. (may Have been a marine reptile.)

Length: 10 ft long

Weight: 500-1,000 pounds

Time It Lived: Late Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? Woodlands Of Southern India












Weirdest:

Tuojiangosaurus

The Tuojiangosaurus is the weirdest stegosaur because it had amour on almost all of its body.

Length: 25 ft long

Weight: 2 tonnes

Time It Lived: Late Jurassic

Where Did It Live? Woodlands Of Asia
              
Eras: Earliest Down the Bottom and latest up the top.
Pre-Cambrian, Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous, Permian, Triassic,  Jurassic, Cretaceous, Tertiary
and Quaternary.

                                                                                               
                                                                                                     
Tuojiangosaurus