Our Feathered Dinosaur poster contains two type of information:
Species - Most dinosaur books show only a single species from
each group. The poster first introduces each group then shows
several species that demonstrate how the group evolved over millions
of years. The caption for each species cites what the name
means, how it is pronounced, the size of the species, when it lived,
where it lived and a short summary of why it is unique. This
format is used on the menu at left, but it also tells how many million
of years ago a species lived to permit determining which ones were
more or less contemporary.
Information - The poster presents interesting facts about
feathered dinosaur in insets. That material is listed under the
Feathered Dinosaurs strives to provide a comprehensive overview of
the subject and it has been called a highly condensed book on the
subject. Space limitation do not permit showing everything we
know, but space is not an issue on this web. Accordingly, we are
able to show more species and provide more information.
Notes: This poster was first published in October of
2004. Since then major new discoveries have been made and
they are incorporated into this section, even though they are not on
the poster. The poster is now being revised to include those new
species updated data and other information.
Original 2004 Poster shows 17 species
Current status of 2007
version shows 25 species.
Graphic design has not been finalized.
A textured background will be substituted for the tint block.
The new version shows
all the new species. Rather than using insets to explain such things
important bones and wing evolution, it is presented with the
appropriate species. Many
additional species are shown.
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