Category Archives: Fossil of the Month

Allosaurus Roar’s Fossil of the Month: Dunkleosteus

Of all the animals that lived on earth prior to 350 million years ago, the most fearsome was probably the huge, armored fish from the Devonian Period called Dunkleosteus.  Much larger than a modern adult great white shark, the Dunkleosteus was … Continue reading

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Coming Soon on Allosaurus Roar…

Allosaurus Roar is coming back soon with more dinosaur reviews!  The publishing schedule for the next couple months:

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Allosaurus Roar’s Fossil of the Month: Brachiosaurus

When the characters in Jurassic Park first see a living dinosaur, they stand breathless watching a giant Brachiosaurus munching on leaves at the very top of a tall tree.  While that dramatic scene may have been the signature “moment” for … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar’s Fossil of the Month: Gastonia

Recently National Geographic has published photos from one of the most dramatic dinosaur fossils ever found, an unidentified nodosaur.  What are nodosaurs?  They are a family of dinosaurs closely related to the more well-known ankylosaurs, sharing the same basic body plan … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar’s Fossil of the Month: Didelphodon

Mammals lived during the Mesozoic Era when dinosaurs ruled the earth, but they were relatively small, never growing much larger than a modern opossum.  Because many early mammals were small and likely nocturnal, for years Mesozoic mammals have been portrayed … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar’s Fossil of the Month: Parasaurolophus

One of the more unusual dinosaurs is the tube-crested hadrosaur Parasaurolophus.   This large herbivore from the Late Cretaceous period has been beloved in our family since my oldest son decided this was his favorite dinosaur quite a few years … Continue reading

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