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Ornitholestes was 6 ⁄ ft (2 m) long. 1 Back vertebrae D I N O S A U R A N AT O M Y FIGHTING MALES Strength and power were not always used to kill. Male dinosaurs may have fought each other over females or to win or defend territory. Beaten, and possibly bruised, the loser would need to move on to other hunting grounds. Ribs Clawed hands Slender leg bones 2 33 INTRODUCTION Heads Large eye socket Crests, frills, horns, and spikes Toothless adorned the heads of many jaws dinosaurs. These decorations helped dinosaurs identify one another and were sometimes used for signaling.

30 SOUTH AMERICA Most South American dinosaurs have been found in Argentina and Brazil. Some of the earliest known dinosaurs have been found here. The South American dinosaurs include: • Saltasaurus • Herrerasaurus • Patagosaurus • Staurikosaurus • Piatnitzkyosaurus ASIA Many exciting discoveries of dinosaurs have been made in the Gobi Desert. Scientists are still making new discoveries in China and India. Dinosaurs found in Asia include: • Velociraptor • Oviraptor • Protoceratops • Tuojiangosaurus • Mamenchisaurus • Gallimimus AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND AFRICA Africa is a rich source of dinosaur fossils.

48 SMOOTH STONES Gastroliths have been found near the skeletons of several dinosaurs. HERBIVORE FACTS • All ornithischian dinosaurs were herbivores. • Some herbivores had up to 960 teeth. • There were no flowers for dinosaurs to eat until about 125 million years ago. • Herds of herbivores may have migrated during dry seasons to find fresh food supplies. • Some of the plants the dinosaurs ate, such as pine trees, ferns, and cycads, still grow today. Lever for muscle attachment EDMONTOSAURUS LOWER JAW Toothless front of jaw Serrated cutting edge Teeth packed together PARASAUROLOPHUS Parasaurolophus feeding on a conifer.

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