Dinosaurs are a group of reptiles that dominated terrestrial ecosystems for over 160 million years, from around 230 million years ago until 66 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous period, when all non-avian dinosaurs became extinct. Dinosaur remains have been found on every continent, including Antarctica. Vertebrate paleontology has become a global science, with major new discoveries in previously unexploited regions, most significantly the well-preserved feathered dinosaurs in China which have further solidified the link between the extinct non-avian dinosaurs and birds, the present-day avian dinosaurs.
- See also
- Category:Birds: birds are avian dinosaurs
- Renne, Paul R.; Deino, Alan L.; Hilgen, Frederik J.; Kuiper, Klaudia F.; Mark, Darren F.; Mitchell, William S.; Morgan, Leah E.; Mundil, Roland et al. (7 February 2013). "Time Scales of Critical Events Around the Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary". Science 339 (6120): 684–687. doi:10.1126/science.1230492. PMID 23393261. Bibcode: 2013Sci...339..684R. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/339/6120/684.
This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.
Pages in category "Dinosaurs"
The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total.
- Dinosaur (biology)
- Bird (biology)
- Death pose (biology)
- Evolution of dinosaurs (biology)
- Glossary of dinosaur anatomy (biology)
- Microsoft Dinosaurs (software)
- Physiology of dinosaurs (biology)
- Temporal paradox (paleontology) (computing)