These are some links to websites about DINOSAURS. The Web can be a useful source of information when teaching a class. I made good use of this resource when I taught a course entitled "The Biology of Dinosaurs". The students found the information useful, I was able to visit museums around the world without the expense and the students were able to see specimens that they could not have viewed otherwise. I have also successfully utilized these (and other sites) in other biology courses as well.
Websites specifically related to dinosaurs
- China's Feathered Dinosaurs. The recent discover of fossil "feathered dinosaurs' from China's Liaoning Province has provided more evidence as to the phylogenetic relationships between birds and dinosaurs. This site, provided by the Yale Peabody Museum, explains these relationships and shows photographs of some of these fossils. More information can also be found at the "Feathers and Fossils" exhibit available at the National Geographic website.
- Dinoheart. This site is maintained by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and North Carolina State University. It is devoted to the recent find of a fossilized dinosaur heart.
- Dinolinks. This is part of the excellent web-site maintained by the Museum of Paleontology at the University of California, Berkeley (UCMP). Their main homepage is here.
- Dinodirectory. Site of the Natural History Museum, London.
- "Dino Russ’s Lair". This site is maintained by Russ Jacobson at the Illinois State Geological Survey. His site contains many excellent links to sites dealing with dinosaur biology, dinosaur art, vertebrate paleontology and various exhibits. It’s one of the best (and easiest) sites to use to get into the web based world of dinosaurs. Start here if you are interested in dinosaurs.
- Dinosauria On-Line (DOL) is another excellent site that I highly recommend. It contains useful information about dinosaurs and has figures and maps that can be easily projected in class. Once at this URL, click on "The DOL Dinosaur Omnipedia". Among other things, it contains a glossary of paleontological terms, an anatomical dictionary (with useful color figures), a cladogram of dinosaurs, a nice geological time line, and a series of paleogeographic maps.
- Dinosaur Trace Fossils contains information about Dinosaur Trace Fossils and other related information.
- Dinosaurs: Fact and Fiction A publication produced by the US Geological Survey.
- Dinosaur Evolution - explained by Dr. Paul Sereno.
- Feathered Dromaeosaur- Photographs of a Theropod dinosaur with feather-like structures can be seen on this website maintained by Dr. Mark Norell.
- Walking with Dinosaurs - This site is maintained by the BBC and is related to a television series.
History of Dinosaur Paleontology
- A History of Dinosaur Hunting and Reconstruction: Information about Gideon Mantell and others. Click on "Dinosaur Hunters" for short biographies of some famous figures.
- Biographies: A website that contains biographies of many famous scientists, some of whom were involved in dinosaur paleontology.
- Paper Dinosaurs, 1824-1969: The Linda Hall Library exhibition of original printed materials related to the history of dinosaur discovery. On view are most of the classic papers of dinosaur lore, including the original publications of Gideon Mantell, Richard Owen, Othniel Marsh, and a host of others. The focus of the exhibition is on images, both of discovery and of restoration. Some interesting short biographies and diagrams.
- The Top Paleontologists and Dinosaur Hunters of All Time : From a site aimed at kids, it has a fairly comprehensive list of famous people in dino paleo.
Museums and Photographs
Visit my Museum page » This page has links that will take you to various museums around the world. You should also check the Natural History Museums list maintained on the UCMP website. Many of these sites contain photos/pictures of dinosaurs and dinosaur skeletons that are useful (some of the previously listed sites also have photos etc.). Links to other photos/drawings can be found at DINO RUSS's COLLECTION OF DINO GIF's and at the DinoLand website. Below are a few additional websites that take you directly to places with photographs of dinosaurs.
- Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, USA.
- American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA.
- College of Eastern Utah -- You’ll find photos of Utahraptor and other dinosaurs here.
- Bosco's Rockpile -- contains a list of museums that have dinosaur exhibits.
- Dinosaur Hall at the Smithsonian Institution.
- Field Museum of Natural History , Chicago, USA
- Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, Montana, USA
- Natural History Museum, London, England.
- Peabody Museum, Yale University.
- Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada.
- Russian Paleontological Institute, Moscow, Russia.