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Vocabulary

Dino Challenge

This vocabulary sheet is relevant to the Dino Challenge workshop.

Carnivore

Any animal that eats the meat from another animal.

Dinosaur

An extinct reptile from the Mesozoic Era. These reptiles were the main form of life on Earth for millions of years. They became extinct approximately 65 million years ago.

Fossil

Remains of a plant or animal that have been preserved.

Herbivore

Any animal that eats only plants.

Mammal

Animals that are warm-blooded. Female mammals give birth to live young and are able to produce milk, which they use to feed the newborns.

Plesiosaur

Large marine reptiles that lived in the worlds oceans during the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. They had long necks and paddle-like fins. Although they are from the same time period as dinosaurs, they are not considered dinosaurs.

Reptile

Any of various cold-blooded, usually egg-laying vertebrates of the Reptile class, such as a snake, lizard, crocodile, turtle, or dinosaur, having an external covering of scales or horny plates and breathing by means of lungs.

Triceratops

A large plant-eating dinosaur that walked on four legs. It has a bony frill above the neck, a large horn above each eye and a smaller horn above the nose. Lived during the Cretaceous Period.