Glossary of Terms

Speaking dinosaur language can be challenging when chatting to hardcore fans. Check our glossary of terms to ensure you’re on the right track.

Do you know what overprinting, trackmaker, paleosurface, or dinoturbation mean? In the right circles, words like these are small fry compared to other massive terms they may be using. If someone says something you don’t understand, turn to our dinosaur glossary of terms for the correct explanation.

Not only will we give you a basic understanding of terms, but we may delve a little deeper if it’s for an academic study. Sometimes, just giving two lines to explain a dino term isn’t enough. There may be some background leading to the answer, which is why we want to make sure you understand it completely.

Of course, you’re welcome to send us any dinosaur jargon that you don’t understand. We’ll also shift into other scientific elements linked to science, such as paleogeography or terms used in museums. We’ll do what we can to ensure you have a tight grasp of dino language.

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