Dinosaur science has taught us all we know about the history of these ancient beasts. We take a deeper look at the various aspects and fields.
We’ve come a long way in understanding how dinos lived back in prehistoric times. Dinosaur science has also evolved from when it started, back when humans found the first fossils in the dirt and stone. We even have different fields that take a look at various aspects of these fascinating creatures.
In these dinosaur science sections, we’re going to head into different sections for the approach we want to use. While the scientific section will take up the major portion, we also want to delve into the biology of these ancient beasts and some of the fauna that existed back then.
The reason we’re taking this approach is to cover the various fields of dinosaur science and not only paleontology. Many scientists have taken to studying the diet and plant life back then and not only dino fossils. You even have some that study the footprints they found in hardened clay deposits. We want to make sure we have it all!
Before you head to any of the dinosaur science sections, you may want to see a summary of what they contain. Each of the pages also has more details of what you’ll find within them, whether it’s paleontology, taphonomy, paleobotany, or something else completely.
Here are the topics we have available for you to browse.
Most people that love dinosaur science head in the direction of paleontology. Fossils have given us the rich history we have today, showing us their skeletal structure and diets. However, there are plenty of other science fields available, and we’ll cover them all here in this section.
We’re not dwelling on academic studies, as that already forms part of our Dinosaur Learning Center. Instead, we’ll dig deeper into the actual science that will showcase dinos in more detail. You’ll see how scientists discover new facts and behaviors simply by studying footprints or waste. We’ll also show what researchers use to find out more about them.
Have you ever wondered how many hearts a dinosaur has? Perhaps you pondered how large the Tyrannosaurus Rex brain is? All of these types of questions form part of the paleobiology branch, showing how they functioned back in prehistoric times.
In this section of dinosaur science, we’ll cover the anatomy of dinosaurs to see what makes up all the biological aspects. We’ll even delve into phylogeny, which discusses the biological relationship between different species, and between birds and dinos.
Also known as paleobotany, one aspect of dinosaur science that we’ll also look into is prehistoric botany. It covers plants we have discovered existed back in the time of the dinosaurs by looking at the diet of herbivores and omnivores. Scientists have also found fossils of ancient plants.
While there is a fossil taxonomy for prehistoric fauna, we won’t really dig too deep into these. However, we will discuss the relationship of these plants with modern ones and some interesting facts we’ve learned about them. We may even cover which plants specific dinosaurs enjoyed the most.