Leedsichthys, along with a number of other animals we have talked about in our "Top Ten: Extinct Sea Monsters:" Basilosaurus, Elasmosaurus, Dunkleosteus, Archelon, Megalodon, Tanystropheus, and, of course, Leedsichthys. Hesperornis is also on there, as well.
Prehistoric Gardens in Oregon's Rain Forest is located on then Southern Oregon Coast Hwy 101, halfway between Port Orford and Gold Beach. Interesting tourist attractions displays life-size replicas of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Created by Oregon sculptor, Ernest V. Nelson.
Tylosaurus may have ruled the Late Cretaceous seas because all other would-be competitors, such as ichthyosaurs, were already extinct. Though they evolved from terrestrial lizards, the paddle-like limbs of giant mosasaurs like Tylosaurus were useless on land.
Genus: Platybelodon …an extinct genus of mammals related to elephants that lived in Miocene Africa, Europe, Asia and North America. Like other gomphotheres Platybelodon sported two unusually shovel-like teeth. Platybelodon probably used these teeth to strip-bark from trees, using its incisors as a scythe, grasping branches with its trunk and rubbing them against its teeth to cut them.
Dinosaurs: Life Cycle and Language Activities grades 1-3This dinosaur unit presents a four-part puzzle of a protoceratops' life cycle, a variety of interesting language activities about dinosaurs, and a set of reproducible picture cards of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.
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Pending further discoveries, Spinosaurus was the world's largest carnivorous dinosaur. Full-grown adults outweighed Tyrannosaurus Rex by about a ton and Giganotosaurus by about half a ton. Since so few Spinosaurus fossils are extant, it's possible that other individuals were even larger.
This dinosaur unit provides 10 reproducible pages of information for students in grades 1-3 with the suggestion that each child create a dinosaur book. Topics include dinosaur sizes, life cycles, what they eat, how they moved, how they protected themselves, other prehistoric animals, and if they disappeared.