Ask a Paleontologist: Dinosaurs Explained

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Here at the Museum, paleontologists study many fossil organisms, from invertebrate ammonites to vertebrate mammals—to dinosaurs.

Tyrannosaurus Rex

A video series on amnh.tv delves into the topic of dinosaurs; 30 short videos cover topics you may always have wanted to ask an expert: how were dinosaurs named? How fast did they move? Arising some 230 million years ago, the animals thrived until large dinosaurs became extinct about 65 million years ago. Why? In the video series, paleontologists Mark NorellMichael Novacek, and Lowell Dingus explain extinction and much more. 


For more of the Dinosaurs Explained video series, see amnh.tv.