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DINOSAURS

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Matt Bennett

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Transcript of DINOSAURS

About Matt
Ammonite in Fort Worth
4.54 BYA
Triassic Period
250 - 201 MYA
Jurassic Period
201 - 144 MYA
Cretaceous Period
144 - 65 MYA
Mezoic Era 250 - 65 MYA
Annual Turkey Bowl!
Agenda
Introduction
Geologic Time & the Mesozoic Era
Dinosauria Defined
Dinosaur Parade
Extinction at the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary
A Bloody Quick Discussion
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Q&A
Locomotion & Posture
Upright Posture








Sprawling Posture
Skull Structure
Teeth
Bony Tail
Absence of Complex Feathers
Mammal-Like Reptiles
Dimetrodon
Marine Reptiles
Pliosaur
Pterosaurs
Birds
Common Misconceptions
DINOSAURS
Matt Bennett
September 13, 2013

Richard Owen
1804 - 1892
Dinosauria!
Pelvic Structure
Harry Seeley
1839 - 1909
Saurischia
"These hips
don't lie!"
Ornithischia
What Is A Dinosaur?
Stegosauria
Ankylosauria
Pachycephalosauria
Ceratopsia
Ornithopoda
Ornithischian Parade
Saurapodamorpha
Theropoda
Saurischian Parade
The Cretaceous-Tertiary Extinction
Asteroid Impact
Proposed Causes
Volcanic Activity
Atmospheric Changes
Oceanic Causes
Floral Changes
General Stupidity
Iridium Anamoly at K/T Boundary
Geophysical Reconstruction
of the Chicxulub Crater
THANK YOU & NEVER FORGET
Ectothermic
Nasal cavity
Braincase studies
Endothermic
Four-chambered hearts in modern crocodiles and birds
Upright posture
Sophisticated chewing
Secondary palates
Haversian bone
Thermoregulation
Morian Hall of Paleontology
Dr. Bakker, Curator
Dinosaur Classification
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