HONR 259C "Fearfully Great Lizards": Topics in Dinosaur Research
Spring Semester 2007
Additional Resources about Dinosaurs and Related Topics
WARNING: There is plenty of incorrect material posted about dinosaurs (and about any
other topic you can name!!) on the web. Let the web surfer beware! Below are some of the
Many natural history museums have websites about dinosaurs. Among them are:
Some other dinosaur-rich museums are:
Non Museum-based Sites of Interest:
- A glossary of anatomical and stratigraphic terms from vertebrate paleontology
- The Dinosauricon is a website created by a former UMCP Honors student, with very up-to-date information, and some computer animation sequences.
- Thescelosaurus!, Justin Sweet's compilation of dinosaur names and relationships.
- Dinodata, with much information on dinosaur names, classifications, discoveries, and breaking news. Requires free registration.
- Dinosauria On Line is a collection of news items, essays, and other information on dinosaurs. It includes an Etymology and Pronunciation Guide of dinosaur, pterosaur, and other fossil reptile names.
- Dino Russ's Lair, with links galore!
- The Dinosaur Mailing List Archives is a compilation of the old postings from the dinosaur listserve group (see below).
- The Rex Files is a collection of dinosaur-related articles and news items from the British science reports magazine New Scientist.
- Yahoo! News maintains a website with links to recent news postings about dinosaurs and paleontology in general.
- The international, multi-author Tree of Life project has begun to
develop their Dinosauria pages;
the Tyrannosauridae and
related pages were developed by Dr. Holtz
- There are several good sites about paleogeography (maps of Earth at different stages of Earth History). The Paleomap Project has
Earth History section and Dr. Ron Blakely's
website are both highly recommended!
- A look at
dinosaur trace fossils
On-Line Interactive Activities
Internet Discussion Group
firstname.lastname@example.org THE dinosaur listserve group. Many professional paleontologists, obsessive amateurs, dinosaur neophytes, model makers, computer animators, science fiction writers, etc., post or lurk on this group. To register, mailto:email@example.com, with a blank "Subject:" line and the message:
SUBSCRIBE DINOSAUR YourFirstName YourLastNameDetails can be found at the Dinosaur Mailing List Archive (see above).
Student observations of Dr. Holtz's Comments from previous years
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Last modified: 11 January 2007