Category Archives: Fossil of the Month

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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