Tuesday, November 30, 2010

DINO-A-DAY #61: Massospondylus

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: Massospondylus
PRONUNCIATION: mass-o-SPON-dih-lus
ORDER: Saurischia
EXISTED DURING: Early Jurassic
DISCOVERED: South Africa, 1854
FUN FACT: Massospondylus was one of the first dinosaurs to ever be named, and its name, courtesy of Sir Richard Owen, means “longer vertebra.”

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Source: Wikipedia

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