Saturday, December 11, 2010

DINO-A-DAY #72: Deinonychus

Welcome to Dino-a-Day, where we'll be highlighting one prehistoric beast per day until the release of our graphic novel Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth on January 4, 2011.

Each of the ninety-six creatures we'll be featuring on this blog are taken from a huge 2-page spread in the middle of Evolution. So while you can see each individual creature here, you'll need to grab the book to see them all together!



NAME: Deinonychus
PRONUNCIATION: dye-NON-ik-us
ORDER: Saurischia
EXISTED DURING: Early Cretaceous
DISCOVERED: Montana, 1931
FUN FACT: A recent discovery found a Deinonychus adult fossil positioned near fossilized eggs, suggesting that the species brooded over their unhatched eggs much like modern day birds.


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Source: Wikipedia
Pronunciation: DinoDictionary.com

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