Blogs & Videos: Dinosaurs

Science at FMNH : Ep. 22 - Dinosaur Body Size and Environment

Living terrestrial vertebrate animals tend to be bigger in size in polar regions than animals in warm climates. This principle could be one explanation of why Dr. Makovicky and Dr. Smith are finding many Jurassic vertebrate fossils in Antarctica that are larger than their close relatives else where in the world.

Science at FMNH : Ep. 19 - Antarctic Paleontology

255 million years ago all seven continents formed one super continent called Pangaea.  During this time, Antarctica was not a harsh snow and ice covered land, but a lush temperate environment teaming with plant and animal life.  Dr. Peter Makovicky and Dr. Nathan Smith in the Geology Department excavate and study the fossil remains of dinosaurs that lived here to better understand the evolution of life on Earth.

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