Dinosaurs (and Other Fossils) Online
[Dewey numbers: 560s]

Dinosaur Hall
At UC Berkeley's Museum of Paleontology
Dino Don
"Dinosaur art, a dinosaur dictionary, dinosaur contests, dinosaur news, dinosaur digs, dinosaur scientists, dinosaur books, dinosaur links, The Lost World Jurassic Park Traveling Exhibit and all manner of cool dinosaur stuff... if it's dinosaurs you want, Dino Don's got 'em!"
Dinosaur Eggs
"Join us now for an online egg hunt and catch the excitement of fossil researchers as they “hatch” fossilized dinosaur eggs to reveal the embryos inside. Tour our museum of dinosaur hatchlings, meet the modelers, and preview Explorer’s forthcoming television show about the “Dinosaur Hunters” of the Gobi desert." This show was broadcast in 1996.
Dinosaur Extinction
Trying to understand why the dinosaurs became extinct has become one of the great geological detective stories. Some recent findings from the small Mexican village of Chicxulub have given scientists new hope that the answer may soon be known. From a segment of the television program Newton's Apple.
Dinosaur Interplanetary Gazette
A site which uses a magazine format to teach about dinosuars. "Packed with 245 million years of news."
A well-designed Web site with information on all non-avian dinosaurs. Includes lists of genera, clads, places, times, years of discovery or description. Also has pages on the ages of the Mesozoic Era, non-dinosuars, terminology, anatomy, dino lifestyles and extinction.
Dinosaur Links on the Web
A great list of links to dinosaurs sites from a professor of geoscience at Emory University in Atlanta.
Dinosaur Volcano-Greenhouse Extinction Theory
This site seeks to demonstrate how the Deccan Traps volcanoes (in India) 65 million years ago triggered greenhouse climatic warming and the extinction of the dinosaurs.
At this Website you can meet the dinosaurs and examine what may have caused their demise. Theories explored include meteor impact, volcanoes, orbital changes, supernovae and disease causes. (Wheeling Jesuit University / NASA Classroom of the Future)
Dinosauria On-Line
"Dinosauria On-Line is intended to give the reader a broader exposure to dinosaur science. I've tried to bring together discussions about the topics that are hot among dinosaur enthusiasts today. This allows the reader not only to see a subject from many points of view, but allows him (sic) to see what others think about ideas and questions that the reader has wondered about but not been able to pose to knowledgeable people." This is a personal site maintained by a dinosaur enthusiast.
End of a Legacy - How Did the Dinosaurs Meet Their Demise?
Describes the major theories on why the dinosaurs and other animals became extinct. Theories considered are suffocation (Pele hypothesis), global temperature changes, recurring mass extinctions, and cosmic collision.
Dinosaur Extinction Theories
This site reports on some of the theories about dinosaur extinction. Theories discussed include: asteroid impact, volcano-greenhouse gases, ozone depletion, Arctic Ocean overspill, thin eggshells and magnetic reversal as causes of dinosaur extinction.
"Their footsteps echo like thunder across our imaginations, millions of years after the last dinosaurs walked the Earth. Peer into the past for glimpses of ancient creatures that still grip us." From the National Geographic Website.
New Scientist: The Rex Files
This site has the latest ideas about dinosaur lifestyles, dinosaur extinction and other mysteries. From New Scientist Planet Science, the on-line edition of New Scientist magazine.
Curse of T. Rex
This site explores the various dinosaurs and their ecology with links to plants, insects and other animals living at the same time the dinosaurs "ruled the Earth."
"Parasaurolophus is a member of a group of duck-billed dinosaurs known as hadrosaurs -- large, plant-eating dinosaurs that lived during the Late Cretaceous (100 million to 65 million years ago)." This site from Scientific American magazine enables you download computer files which simulate the voice of a long-extinct dinosaur. The files, both audio and video, were developed by scientists at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico. Also from Sci Am: Rebuilding the Lost World "provides new insights, technologies, and fossil finds transform our image of dinosaurs."
Oceans of Kansas Paleontology
This site includes information about fossils from the ocean that covered the Midwestern U.S. during the Age of Dinosaurs, including information about mosasaurs, pleisiosaurs, and pteranodons.
Zoom Dinosaurs
Zoom Dinosaurs is a comprehensive on-line hypertext book about dinosaurs. It is designed for students of all ages and levels of comprehension. It has an easy-to-use structure that allows  readers to start at a basic level on each topic, and then to progress to much more advanced information as desired, simply by clicking on links.

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