UK DINOSAURS
AND THE HISTORY
OF OUR PLANET

Dinosaur website covering popular dinosaur topics, original dinosaur artwork, planet formation and other worlds


British Dinosaurs

Acanthopholis
Altispinax
Anoplosaurus
Baryonyx
Becklespinax
Bothriospondylus
Camelotia
Camptosaurus
Cetiosauriscus
Cetiosaurus
Dacentrurus
Echinodon
Eotyrannus
Eustreptospondylus
Hylaeosaurus
Hypsilophodon
Iguanadon
Lexovisaurus
Macrurosaurus
Megalosaurus
Metriacanthosaurus
Neovenator
Polacanthus
Proceratosaurus
Regnosaurus
Sarcolestes
Sarcosaurus
Scelidosaurus
Thecodontosaurus
Valdosaurus
Yaverlandia

Not listed due to
doubtful evidence:


Aristosuchus
Calamospondylus
Callovosaurus
Chondrosteosaurus
Craterosaurus
Cryptosaurus
Iliosuchus

Nuthetes
Priodontognathus
Saltopus

Thecospondylus
 


Introduction to the Dinosaur and Planetary History Website

StegosaurusWelcome to the world of Dinosaurs and The History of Our Planet. This site was foremost created as a reference for the basics on many dinosaur subjects and also includes British Dinosaur Genera. Another aim of the site is to put life on our planet in context, and to show how all human achievment is just a tiny moment in the vast history of life on Earth and how Earth itself is just one of 300,000,000,000 stars in our galaxy, many of which have planets, and probably life.

Extra-Solar Planets 2M1207bOverview of the website

In broad terms this site touches on the topics of how solar systems form plus the real solar systems we know around other stars (known as extra-solar planets). There is also a page on the recent changes to the view of our solar system and how stray objects wandering between our planets pose a very real asteroid threat to civilized areas, along with comparison images showing potential impact damage. Such impacts obviously had a severe effect on the development of life on Earth over the past four billion years. The timeline of life on Earth shows when the main groups of animals evolved and how extinction events changed the balance of the ecosystem.



Of course, in the history of life on Earth the dinosaurs had the longest reign over the planet and became the most diverse type of animal ever to evolve. Two popular dinosaur topics are covered in pages about the largest plant-eating dinosaurs and largest meat-eating dinosaurs. One of the great debates is explained in brief: Was Tyrannosaurus a hunter or a scavenger and the other big development in recent decades is the realisation that birds are dinosaurs. Their precise origins are not argued over in detail here but my belief is represented on this dinosaur family tree.

There is a large amount of dinosaur visual material on the site in the form of my artwork and photographs of Dinosaur Isle on the Isle of Wight and The Natural History Museum. All other material is taken from the media such as Jurassic Park 3 and the BBC's Walking With Dinosaurs.

Jurassic Park III was a big film release and the fourth film in the franchise was eagerly anticipated for many years with lots of wild rumours about how the dinosaurs in that film would behaviour. The first film was a huge commercial success and and produced a huge amount of merchandise but for people looking for a gift with a difference there is always the movie props market to turn to. Having a genuine collectable item from a film is generally unique and such things generally only apprecaite in value.

Also on the site are a selection of dinosaurs photographs I have taken down the years in a variety of places such as the Natural history museum and the Isle of Wight as mentioned about. These pictures were taken with a mixture of cheap disposable camera and a digital. I now have a DSLR but I haven't been anywhere with exciting enough dinosaurs to give it a proper trial run. If there are any events near you and you're looking for a Liverpool photographer then you should considering going to Hotshots who are a well established and and friendly business.


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