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Encyclopedia > Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Genre Documentary
Developed by Andrew Wilks
Narrated by Kenneth Branagh
Theme music composer Ben Bartlett
Country of origin UK
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) John Lynch
Producer(s) Tim Haines, Jasper James
Location New Caledonia, California, Chile, Tasmania, New Zealand, Bahamas
Running time 30 min.
Broadcast
Original channel BBC
Original run April 16, 1999 –
Chronology
Related shows Walking with Beasts, Walking with Monsters
External links
Official website

Walking with Dinosaurs was a six-part television series produced by the BBC, narrated by Kenneth Branagh, and first aired in the UK in 1999. The series was subsequently aired in North America on the Discovery Channel, with Branagh's voice replaced with that of Avery Brooks. The series used computer-generated imagery and animatronics to recreate the life of the Mesozoic, showing dinosaurs in a way that previously had only been seen in the feature films. The program's aim was to simulate a nature documentary and does not include interviews or any other such possible trademarks of documentaries. The series used paleontologists such as Peter Dodson, Peter Larson and James Farlow as advisors (their influence in the filming process can be seen in the documentary Walking with Dinosaurs - The Making Of). The Guinness Book of World Records reported that the series was the most expensive documentary series per minute ever made.[1] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... Walking with Dinosaurs was a six-part television series produced by the BBC, narrated by Kenneth Branagh, and first aired in the UK in 1999. ... // Walking with Beasts is a 2001 six-part television documentary produced by the BBC in the United Kingdom, narrated by Kenneth Branagh. ... Walking with Monsters (also distributed as Before the Dinosaurs: Walking With Monsters) is a three-part British documentary film series about life in the Paleozoic, bringing to life extinct arthropods, fish, amphibians, synapsids, and reptiles. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Kenneth Charles Branagh (born December 10, 1960) is an Emmy Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated Northern Irish-born actor and film director. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Discovery Channel is a cable and satellite TV channel founded by John Hendricks which is distributed by Discovery Communications. ... Brooks as Sisko Avery Franklin Brooks (born October 2, 1948 in Evansville, Indiana) is an American actor. ... Computer-generated imagery (commonly abbreviated as CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics (or more specifically, 3D computer graphics) to special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. ... Audio-Animatronics or just animatronics is a form of robotics created by Disneys Imagineers for several shows and attractions at Disney theme parks, and subsequently expanded on and used by other companies. ... The Mesozoic Era is one of three geologic eras of the Phanerozoic eon. ... Orders & Suborders Saurischia Sauropodomorpha Theropoda Ornithischia Thyreophora Ornithopoda Marginocephalia Dinosaurs were vertebrate animals that dominated the terrestrial ecosystem for over 160 million years, first appearing approximately 230 million years ago. ... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... A nature documentary is a documentary film about animals, plants, or other non-human living creatures, usually concentrating on film taken in their natural habitat. ... Paleontology, palaeontology or palæontology (from Greek: paleo, ancient; ontos, being; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the study of prehistoric life forms on Earth through the examination of plant and animal fossils. ... Peter Dodson is an American paleontologist who has published many papers and written and collaborated on books about dinosaurs. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... James Farlow is a vertebrate paleontologist, specialising on dinosaur trace fossils, biomechanics and physiology. ... The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ...

Contents

Episodes

Each episode of Walking with Dinosaurs focused on the lives of one or more "protagonists", depicting fictional and speculative events based mainly on inferences and the behavior of modern animals, produced in a style that mimicked traditional wildlife documentaries.


"New Blood"

The first episode filmed and broadcast. 220 Million Years Ago — Late Triassic; Arizona The Triassic is a geologic period that extends from about 251 ± 0. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ...

Head of a wounded Postosuchus
Filming location: New Caledonia
Conditions: semi-desert with short rainy season. In the year of the episode, the rains are late.

The episode followed a female Coelophysis as it tried to survive in the dry season. The Coelophysis was shown hunting a herd of Placerias, looking for weak members to prey upon. Early pterosaurs (specifically Peteinosaurus) were also featured, depicted cooling themselves in what little water was present during the drought. A female rauisuchian (Postosuchus, one of the largest carnivores alive at the time of the Triassic) was also shown following the Placerias herd. Still searching for food, the Coelophysis are shown discovering a burrow of the small mammal-like cynodont Thrinaxodon, and attempt to feed on the young. At night, the pair of Thrinaxodon are shown eating their remaining young, then moving away. The female Postosuchus is later wounded by a Placeras's tusks, and is beaten out of its territory by a rival Postosuchus. Wounded, sick and without a territory, the female is killed and eaten by a pack of Coelophysis. Finally, the wet season comes again, and the Coelophysis have survived, along with the Thrinaxodon pair. The episode ends with the arrival of a herd of the prosauropod Plateosaurus, forshadowing the future dominance of giant sauropod dinosaurs as depicted in the second episode. Head of Postosuchus, from BBCs Walking With Dinosaurs. ... Head of Postosuchus, from BBCs Walking With Dinosaurs. ... Species C. bauri (Cope, 1887) (type) Synonyms Rioarribasaurus Hunt & Lucas, 1991 ?Megapnosaurus Ivie, Slipinski, & Wegrzynowicz, 2001 One of the earliest known dinosaurs, Coelophysis (see-low-FYS-iss) meaning hollow form in reference to its hollow bones (Greek κοιλος/koilos meaning hollow and φυσις/physis meaning form) is a small, carnivorous biped from... Fields outside Benambra, Victoria, Australia suffering from drought conditions A drought is an extended period of months or years when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply. ... Species Placerias was a dicynodont (a group of mammal-like reptiles) that lived during the late Carnian age of the Triassic period. ... Suborders Pterodactyloidea Rhamphorhynchoidea * Pterosaurs (, from the Greek πτερόσαυρος, pterosauros, meaning winged lizard, often referred to as pterodactyls, from the Greek πτεροδάκτυλος, pterodaktulos, meaning winged finger ) were flying reptiles of the clade Pterosauria. ... Binomial name Peteinosaurus zambelli Wild, 1978 Peteinosaurus (Peh-TEIN-o-sore) was a genus of flying reptiles belonging to the Pterosauria. ... Families Family Prestosuchidae Family Rauisuchidae Family Poposauridae Rauisuchia are a poorly known assemblage of predatory and mostly large (often 4 to 6 meters) Triassic archosaurs. ... Binomial name Chatterjee, 1985 Postosuchus was a basal archosaur which lived in what is now North America during the middle through to the late Triassic period (228-202 million years ago). ... Clades Procynosuchidae Epicynodontia Galesauridae Eucynodontia Cynognathia Cynognathidae Tritylodontidae Probainognathia Trithelodontidae Mammaliformes Cynodonta, or dog teeth, were one of the most diverse groups of therapsids. ... Species Thrinaxodon was a cynodont, a mammal-like reptile. Many scientists suggest that the pits on the skull indicate that Thrinaxodon had whiskers and, therefore, probably had a covering of fur. ... Families Plateosauridae (paraphyletic) Plesion Riojasaurus Massospondylidae Yunnanosauridae Prosauropoda or prosauropods were a group of early herbivorous dinosaurs that lived during the Late Triassic and early Jurassic periods. ... Species (type) Jaekel, 1914 Synonyms Zanclodon Plieninger, 1846 Dimodosaurus Pidancet & Chopard, 1862 Dinosaurus Rutimeyer, 1856 Gresslyosaurus Rutimeyer, 1856 Pachysaurops Huene, 1961 Pachysaurus Huene, 1907-1908 Pachysauriscus Kuhn, 1959 Plateosaurus (meaning flat lizard) is a genus of plateosaurid prosauropod dinosaur that lived during the Norian and Rhaetian stages of the Late... Families Brachiosauridae Camarasauridae Cetiosauridae Diplodocidae Euhelopodidae Nemegtosauridae Titanosauridae Vulcanodontidae Sauropoda, the sauropods, are a suborder or infraorder of the saurischian (lizard-hipped) dinosaurs. ...

Animals seen only in introduction: Species C. bauri (Cope, 1887) (type) Synonyms Rioarribasaurus Hunt & Lucas, 1991 ?Megapnosaurus Ivie, Slipinski, & Wegrzynowicz, 2001 One of the earliest known dinosaurs, Coelophysis (see-low-FYS-iss) meaning hollow form in reference to its hollow bones (Greek κοιλος/koilos meaning hollow and φυσις/physis meaning form) is a small, carnivorous biped from... Species Placerias was a dicynodont (a group of mammal-like reptiles) that lived during the late Carnian age of the Triassic period. ... Clades Procynosuchidae Epicynodontia Galesauridae Eucynodontia Cynognathia Cynognathidae Tritylodontidae Probainognathia Trithelodontidae Mammaliformes Cynodonta, or dog teeth, were one of the most diverse groups of therapsids. ... Binomial name Chatterjee, 1985 Postosuchus was a basal archosaur which lived in what is now North America during the middle through to the late Triassic period (228-202 million years ago). ... Binomial name Peteinosaurus zambelli Wild, 1978 Peteinosaurus (Peh-TEIN-o-sore) was a genus of flying reptiles belonging to the Pterosauria. ... Species (type) Jaekel, 1914 Synonyms Zanclodon Plieninger, 1846 Dimodosaurus Pidancet & Chopard, 1862 Dinosaurus Rutimeyer, 1856 Gresslyosaurus Rutimeyer, 1856 Pachysaurops Huene, 1961 Pachysaurus Huene, 1907-1908 Pachysauriscus Kuhn, 1959 Plateosaurus (meaning flat lizard) is a genus of plateosaurid prosauropod dinosaur that lived during the Norian and Rhaetian stages of the Late... Orders See text. ... This article is about the insect. ... Phytosaurs - family Phytosauridae or Parasuchidae - were a group of large (2 to 12 meters long - average size 3 to 4 meters) semi-aquatic predatory thecodonts that flourished during the Late Triassic period. ... Metoposauroidea was an extinct superfamily of Temnospondyli, that lived from the Middle to Upper Triassic in North America, Europe and North Africa. ... There are three orders of whip scorpions in the class Arachnida: Amblypygi - tailless whip scorpions Palpigradi - micro whip scorpions (less than 3mm) Uropygi - whip scorpions In addition, members of the Schizomida also also sometimes called micro whip scorpions. See also: Pseudoscorpionida - pseudoscorpions Scorpiones - scorpions Schizomida Solifugae - wind scorpions ...

Species T. rex (type) Osborn, 1905 Synonyms Manospondylus Cope, 1892 Dynamosaurus Osborn, 1905  ?Nanotyrannus Bakker, Williams & Currie, 1988 Stygivenator Olshevsky, 1995 Dinotyrannus Olshevsky, 1995 Tyrannosaurus (pronounced IPA: , meaning tyrant lizard) is a genus of theropod dinosaur. ... Binomial name Marsh, 1891 Torosaurus (meaning perforated lizard) was a ceratopsid dinosaur genus. ... Species (type) (Marsh, 1897) Olshevsky, 1991 Anatotitan (a-NAT-o-TIE-tan; duck titan) is a genus of hadrosaurid ornithopod dinosaur from the very end of the Cretaceous Period, in what is now North America. ... Species Marsh, 1877 (type) Marsh, 1887 Gilmore, 1914 Stegosaurus (IPA: ) is a genus of stegosaurid armoured dinosaur from the Late Jurassic period (Kimmeridgian to Early Tithonian) in what is now western North America. ... Species Dryosaurus (DRY-oh-sawr-us) meaning oak lizard, due to the vague oak shape of its cheek teeth (Greek dryo = oak + sauros = lizard) was a ornithopod dinosaur living in the Late Jurassic Period. ... For the extinct amphibian, see Diplocaulus. ... Species (type) Ornithocheirus was a huge pterosaur from the early Cretaceous period of South America. ... Species Sauvage, 1873 (type) (Seeley, 1869) (Novozhilov, 1948) (Phillips, 1871) Liopleurodon (IPA: /lioÊŠ.ˈplÊŠ.ɹʌ.dÉ‘n/, meaning smooth-sided teeth) is a genus of large, carnivorous marine reptiles belonging to the Pliosauroidea, the short-necked plesiosaur group. ...

"Time of the Titans"

The second episode to be filmed and broadcast. 152 Million Years Ago — Late JurassicColorado The Jurassic Period is a major unit of the geologic timescale that extends from about 199. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ...

An Ornitholestes
Filming locations: Redwood National Park (Fern Canyon), Chile, Tasmania, New Zealand
Conditions: warm with mixture of forest and fern-prairies.

This episode followed the life of a young female Diplodocus. After hatching, its siblings are burnt in a natural forest fire, eaten by two Allosaurus and an Ornitholestes, and accidentally speared by a Stegosaurus tail spikes. The young Diplodocus and one surviving sibling eventually locate and join a herd. The plains are also home to other herbivores, including Brachiosaurus, Dryosaurus, while small pterosaurs called Anurognathus feast on their parasites (a speculative behavior inspired by oxpecker birds in modern Africa). At the end of the episode, an Allosaurus attacks the Diplodocus, but she is saved when a larger Diplodocus lashes the predator with its whip-like tail. Image File history File links Allosaurus_wwd. ... Image File history File links Allosaurus_wwd. ... Established in 1968 from unprotected land as well as small portions of existing state parks, Redwood National Park is a United States National Park on the northern coast of California between Eureka and Crescent City. ... Fern Canyon Fern Canyon is a canyon in the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park (managed in cooperation with Redwood National Park) in northern California, USA. A hiking trail follows the canyon, though it is not one if the most visited areas of the park. ... Slogan or Nickname: Island of Inspiration; The Apple Isle; Holiday Isle Motto(s): Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Government Constitutional monarchy Governor William Cox Premier Paul Lennon (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 5  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product... Fire in San Bernardino, California Mountains (image taken from the International Space Station) A wildfire, also known as a forest fire, vegetation fire, grass fire, or bushfire (in Australasia), is an uncontrolled fire in wildland often caused by lightning; other common causes are human carelessness and arson. ... In geography, a plain is a large area of land with relatively low relief. ...

For the extinct amphibian, see Diplocaulus. ... Species Marsh, 1877 (type) Marsh, 1887 Gilmore, 1914 Stegosaurus (IPA: ) is a genus of stegosaurid armoured dinosaur from the Late Jurassic period (Kimmeridgian to Early Tithonian) in what is now western North America. ... Species Dryosaurus (DRY-oh-sawr-us) meaning oak lizard, due to the vague oak shape of its cheek teeth (Greek dryo = oak + sauros = lizard) was a ornithopod dinosaur living in the Late Jurassic Period. ... Binomial name Ornitholestes hermanii Osborn, 1903 Paleo Template Project Ornitholestes hermanii (bird robber) was a small theropod dinosaur of the late Jurassic of North America. ... Species type (Marsh, 1878) Paul, 1987 Mateus , 2006 jimmadseni Chure, 2000 vide Glut, 2003 Synonyms Creosaurus Marsh, 1878 Labrosaurus Marsh, 1879 Camptonotus Marsh, 1879  ?Epanterias Cope, 1878 Allosaurus (IPA: ) was a large (up to 11. ... Binomial name Anurognathus ammoni Döderline, 1923 Anurognathus was a tiny pterosaur that lived approximately 155-140 million years ago (Tithonian). ... Species (type) ?B. (Giraffatitan) brancai Brachiosaurus (IPA: ) meaning Arm Lizard, from the Greek brachion/βραχιων meaning arm and sauros/σαυρος meaning lizard, was a genus of sauropod dinosaur which lived during the Late Jurassic Period. ... Binomial name Coelurus fragilis Marsh, 1879 Coelurus (see-LOOR-us) was a coelurosaur dinosaur of the late Jurassic Period (Kimmeridgian-Tithonian stages, 150 million years ago). ... Families Amphipterygidae Calopterygidae - Demoiselles Chlorocyphidae - Jewels Coenagrionidae - Pond Damselflies Dicteriadidae - Barelegs Euphaeidae - Gossamerwings Hemiphlebidae - Reedlings Isosticidae - Narrow-wings Lestidae - Spreadwings Lestoididae Megapodagrionidae - Flatwings Perilestidae - Shortwings Platycnemidae - Brook Damselflies Platystictidae - Forest Damselflies Polythoridae - Bannerwings Protoneuridae - Pinflies Pseudostigmatidae - Forest Giants Synlestidae - Sylphs The Damselfly (Suborder Zygoptera) is an insect in the Order... A dung beetle, with a shovel-like head, rolling a dung ball with its hindlegs. ...

"Cruel Sea"

The third episode filmed and broadcast. 149 Million Years Ago — Late Jurassic — Oxfordshire Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from the Latinised form Oxonia) is a county in the South East of England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ...

Two Ophthalmosaurus
Filming locations: Bahamas, New Caledonia
Conditions: shallow tropical sea with small islands.

The Ophthalmosaurus breeding ceremony is the main event of the episode, but sharks and other predators, including Liopleurodon are on the hunt. The opening portrays a Liopleurodon snatching a Eustreptospondylus from the land, but there is no evidence of this ever occurring. (According to the producers, they were influenced by similar attacks by Killer Whales on land creatures.) In the end of the episode, a typhoon kills many Rhamphorhynchus, and washes the Liopleurodon ashore and it dies suffocated by its weight. Image File history File links Ophtalmosaurus. ... Image File history File links Ophtalmosaurus. ... Had extraordinarily large eyes. ... For other uses, see Shark (disambiguation). ... Species Sauvage, 1873 (type) (Seeley, 1869) (Novozhilov, 1948) (Phillips, 1871) Liopleurodon (IPA: /lioʊ.ˈplʊ.ɹʌ.dɑn/, meaning smooth-sided teeth) is a genus of large, carnivorous marine reptiles belonging to the Pliosauroidea, the short-necked plesiosaur group. ... Eustreptospondylus (Well-Broken Vertebrae) was a megalosaurid from the Jurassic period in southern England. ... Binomial name Orcinus orca Linnaeus, 1758 Orca range (in blue) The Orca (Orcinus orca), also known as the Killer Whale or Grampus, is the largest member of the oceanic dolphin family. ... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004. ... Species (Goldfuss, 1831) (type) Lydekker, 1890 Peck, 1931 Synonyms Ornithopterus von Meyer, 1860 Pteromonodactylus Teriaev, 1967 Rhamphorhynchus was a long-tailed pterosaur of the Jurassic period. ... Species Sauvage, 1873 (type) (Seeley, 1869) (Novozhilov, 1948) (Phillips, 1871) Liopleurodon (IPA: /lioʊ.ˈplʊ.ɹʌ.dɑn/, meaning smooth-sided teeth) is a genus of large, carnivorous marine reptiles belonging to the Pliosauroidea, the short-necked plesiosaur group. ... Suffocation can mean two things: Suffocation, or Asphyxia, is a medical condition where the body is depraved of oxygen. ...

For other uses, see Ammonite (disambiguation). ... Perisphinctes is an extinct genus of ammonite cephalopod. ... Cryptoclidus (crip-TOE-clide-us) was a marine reptile of the plesiosaur family from the middle Jurassic period in England. ... Eustreptospondylus (Well-Broken Vertebrae) was a megalosaurid from the Jurassic period in southern England. ... Species See text for species. ... Species Sauvage, 1873 (type) (Seeley, 1869) (Novozhilov, 1948) (Phillips, 1871) Liopleurodon (IPA: /lioʊ.ˈplʊ.ɹʌ.dɑn/, meaning smooth-sided teeth) is a genus of large, carnivorous marine reptiles belonging to the Pliosauroidea, the short-necked plesiosaur group. ... Had extraordinarily large eyes. ... Species (Goldfuss, 1831) (type) Lydekker, 1890 Peck, 1931 Synonyms Ornithopterus von Meyer, 1860 Pteromonodactylus Teriaev, 1967 Rhamphorhynchus was a long-tailed pterosaur of the Jurassic period. ... Leptolepis (Delicate Scale) is an extinct genus of teleost ray-finned fish that lived in the Mesozoic era. ... Species Clupea alba Clupea bentincki Clupea caspiopontica Clupea chrysotaenia Clupea elongata Clupea halec Clupea harengus Clupea inermis Clupea leachii Clupea lineolata Clupea minima Clupea mirabilis Clupea pallasii Clupea sardinacaroli Clupea sulcata Herrings are small oily fish of the genus Clupea found in the shallow, temperate waters of the North Atlantic... Genera See text. ... Bold text For other uses, see Jellyfish (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 The horseshoe crab, horsefoot, king crab, or sauce-pan (Limulus polyphemus, formerly known as Limulus cyclops, Xiphosura americana, Polyphemus occidentalis) is a chelicerate arthropod. ... For other uses, see Turtle (disambiguation). ...

"Giant of the skies"

[3] The fourth episode filmed and broadcast. 127 Million Years Ago — Early Cretaceous — Young Atlantic Ocean (Brazil, Cantabria) // The Cretaceous Period is one of the major divisions of the geologic timescale, reaching from the end of the Jurassic Period (i. ... For the Mesozoic island Cantabria, see Cantabria (Mesozoic island). ...

Ornithocheirus
Filming locations: New Zealand, Tasmania
Conditions: Sea and coastlands.

It stars an elderly male Ornithocheirus, a large pterosaur, who is on his way back from South America to the island of Cantabria in Europe to mate. He passes a nesting colony of Tapejara. He reaches the north tip of South America and crosses sea to North America. He passes a herd of Iguanodon who were migrating along a beach. He travels from America to Europe across the young Atlantic Ocean. He reaches a European island, off the coast of Britain, which in the book of the series is named Cornubia . He passes a herd of Iguanodon, who are being preyed on by a pack of Utahraptor. Eventually, the Ornithocheirus reaches his breeding site, but fails to get a mate as he cannot land in the best place in the middle of the breeding site, because on the way he had been delayed (by having to shelter from a storm under a cliff overhang) and the site was taken. In the end, he perishes on a beach of hunger, exhaustion, heat stress and old age. Image File history File links Giantoftheskies. ... Image File history File links Giantoftheskies. ... Slogan or Nickname: Island of Inspiration; The Apple Isle; Holiday Isle Motto(s): Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Government Constitutional monarchy Governor William Cox Premier Paul Lennon (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 5  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product... Species (type) Ornithocheirus was a huge pterosaur from the early Cretaceous period of South America. ... Suborders Pterodactyloidea Rhamphorhynchoidea * Pterosaurs (, from the Greek πτερόσαυρος, pterosauros, meaning winged lizard, often referred to as pterodactyls, from the Greek πτεροδάκτυλος, pterodaktulos, meaning winged finger ) were flying reptiles of the clade Pterosauria. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Cantabria is a large island that existed in the area of Europe in the Mesozoic era. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Species (Boulenger, 1881) (neotype) (Holl, 1829) nom. ... The SS Cornubia was built in Hayle, Cornwall, by Harvey and Co in 1858 as a packet ship and ferry for the Hayle Steam Packet Company. ... Species (Boulenger, 1881) (neotype) (Holl, 1829) nom. ... Species U. ostrommaysorum (Kirkland, Gaston & Burge, 1993) (type) Utahraptor (meaning Utah thief) is the largest known member of the theropod dinosaur family Dromaeosauridae, and dates from the upper Barremian stage of the Early Cretaceous period (132-119 million years ago). ... Species (type) Ornithocheirus was a huge pterosaur from the early Cretaceous period of South America. ...

Species (type) Ornithocheirus was a huge pterosaur from the early Cretaceous period of South America. ... Species (Boulenger, 1881) (neotype) (Holl, 1829) nom. ... Species U. ostrommaysorum (Kirkland, Gaston & Burge, 1993) (type) Utahraptor (meaning Utah thief) is the largest known member of the theropod dinosaur family Dromaeosauridae, and dates from the upper Barremian stage of the Early Cretaceous period (132-119 million years ago). ... Polacanthus was an armored, spiked, plant-eating ankylosaur from the early Cretaceous period. ... Species (type) Campos & Kellner, 1997 Frey, Martill & Buchy, 2003 Tapejara (from a Tupi word meaning the old being) is a genus of Brazilian pterosaur from the Cretaceous Period. ... Binomial name Iberomesornis romeralli Sanz & J. Bonaparte, 1992 Iberomesornis (Spanish intermediate bird) is a monotypic genus of enantiornithine bird, discovered in the Early Cretaceous Las Hoyas deposits of Spain. ... Plesiopleurodon (near sided tooth) is an extinct genus of reptile. ... Saurophthirus (lizard louse) is an extinct genus of louse. ... Look up mite in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The genus Pteranodon consists out of several large pterosaurs of the Cretaceous of North America. ... For other uses, see Wasp (disambiguation). ...

"Spirits of the Ice Forest"

The fifth episode filmed and broadcast. 106 Million Years Ago — Middle Cretaceous, in the rift valley where Australia is beginning to separate from Antarctica. // The Cretaceous Period is one of the major divisions of the geologic timescale, reaching from the end of the Jurassic Period (i. ... African Rift Valley. ...

Conditions: Forest dominated by podocarps, very near South Pole (the sun did not rise for 5 months in the winter). The lopsided arrangement of the continents keeps ocean currents and strong monsoon winds blowing across the polar area, keeping it free of icecap and warm enough for forests to grow.
Head of Steropodon
Filming location: New Zealand

This episode focuses on a flock of Leaellynasaura who are trying to survive the freezing winter and breed in the summer. The episode runs from end of winter to the next end of winter. At the beginning a Koolasuchus eats a Leaellynasaura which had died in the winter. During the summer a dwarf allosaur hunts the Leaellynasaura and the Muttaburrasaurus. The Leaellynasaura usually escape, but during the noise and trampling and confusion caused by the Muttaburrasaurus migrating away north for the winter, the allosaur catches and eats the female of the Leaellynasauras' alpha pair. Other predators like Koolasuchus are on the hunt for the Leaellynasaura. This article is about a community of trees. ... Genera Acmopyle Afrocarpus Dacrycarpus Dacrydium Falcatifolium Halocarpus Lagarostrobos Lepidothamnus Manoao Microcachrys Microstrobos Nageia Parasitaxus Phyllocladus Podocarpus Prumnopitys Retrophyllum Saxegothaea Sundacarpus A large family of mainly Southern Hemisphere conifers, with 18-19 genera and about 170-200 species of evergreen trees and shrubs. ... For other uses, see South Pole (disambiguation). ... Ocean currents (1911) Ocean currents (1943) An ocean current is any more or less continuous, directed movement of ocean water that flows in one of the Earths oceans. ... For other uses, see Monsoon (disambiguation). ... An ice cap is a dome-shaped water ice mass that covers less than 50,000 km² of land area (usually covering a highland area). ... Image File history File links Steropodon. ... Image File history File links Steropodon. ... First discovered in Dinosaur Cove, Australia, Leaellynasaura was a dinosaur from the earliest Cretaceous. ... Species (type) Allosaurus (AL-oh-sore-us) was a large carnivorous dinosaur with a length of up to 12 meters (39 feet). ... First discovered in Dinosaur Cove, Australia, Leaellynasaura was a dinosaur from the earliest Cretaceous. ... Species Muttaburrasaurus was a large four-legged ornithopod herbivorous dinosaur genus that was capable of rearing onto two legs. ... First discovered in Dinosaur Cove, Australia, Leaellynasaura was a dinosaur from the earliest Cretaceous. ... Species Muttaburrasaurus was a large four-legged ornithopod herbivorous dinosaur genus that was capable of rearing onto two legs. ... Species (type) Allosaurus (AL-oh-sore-us) was a large carnivorous dinosaur with a length of up to 12 meters (39 feet). ... First discovered in Dinosaur Cove, Australia, Leaellynasaura was a dinosaur from the earliest Cretaceous. ... An alpha pair is a male and a female who together are leaders of a flock or herd or pack of animals. ... Koolasuchus was a large Cretaceous amphibian that lived on the continent of Australia. ... First discovered in Dinosaur Cove, Australia, Leaellynasaura was a dinosaur from the earliest Cretaceous. ...

Koolasuchus was a large Cretaceous amphibian that lived on the continent of Australia. ... First discovered in Dinosaur Cove, Australia, Leaellynasaura was a dinosaur from the earliest Cretaceous. ... Species Muttaburrasaurus was a large four-legged ornithopod herbivorous dinosaur genus that was capable of rearing onto two legs. ... Binomial name Archer, Flannery, Ritchie, & Molnar, 1985 Steropodon galmani was a prehistoric species of monotreme, or egg-laying mammal, that lived during the middle Albian stage, in the Lower Cretaceous period. ... Species Nasua nasua Nasua narica Nasua nelsoni The name coati (pronounced ) is applied to any of three species of small neotropical mammals in the genus Nasua, family Procyonidae, ranging from southern Arizona to north of Argentina. ... Suborders Pterodactyloidea Rhamphorhynchoidea * Pterosaurs (, from the Greek πτερόσαυρος, pterosauros, meaning winged lizard, often referred to as pterodactyls, from the Greek πτεροδάκτυλος, pterodaktulos, meaning winged finger ) were flying reptiles of the clade Pterosauria. ... Species (type) Allosaurus (AL-oh-sore-us) was a large carnivorous dinosaur with a length of up to 12 meters (39 feet). ... Binomial name Molnar, 1986 Nanantius eos[1] is the name of an Early Cretaceous (Albian, c. ... This article is about the insect. ... For the experimental music band, see Tuatara (band). ...

"Death of a Dynasty"

The sixth episode filmed and broadcast. 65.5 Million Years Ago — Late Cretaceous — Dorset Dorset (pronounced DOR-sit or [dÉ”.sÉ™t], and sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast. ...

Conditions: Areas of low herbaceous plant cover, and forest, affected by volcanism. The episode shows some effects of the end-of-Cretaceous asteroid impact.
Filming locations: Chile (Conguillío National Park), New Zealand

This episode starts several months before the extinction of the dinosaurs. According to the book, the forests were shrinking and the Pierre Seaway between Laramidia and Appalachia was slowly drying up from the north. The main character is a female Tyranosaurus, who abandons her nest because all the eggs in it were infertile. She mates and nests again, lays 12 eggs, of which 3 hatch. One of the babies disappears, most likely eaten by the other two. The mother is wounded by a blow from an Ankylosaurus's tail-club and dies later of internal injuries and a broken femur. Her babies die when the dinosaurs become extinct by the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event, which, in the series is caused by a gigantic meteor that collides with earth in the Gulf of Mexico. This article is about volcanoes in geology. ... Radar topography reveals the 180 kilometer (112 mile) wide ring of the crater (image courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech) Chicxulub Crater (IPA: ) (cheek-shoo-LOOB) is an ancient impact crater buried underneath the Yucatán Peninsula, with its center located approximately underneath the town of Chicxulub, Yucatán, Mexico. ... Conguillío National Park is located in the Andes, in the provinces of Cautín and Malleco, in the Araucanía Region of Chile. ... The Western Interior Seaway, also called the Cretaceous Seaway and the North American Inland Sea, was a huge inland sea that split the continent of North America into two halves during most of the early and mid-Cretaceous period. ... In the Mesozoic, Appalachia was a land area which is now an eastern part of the USA, separated from Laramidia by the Western Interior Seaway, which shrank and became the Pierre Seaway and finally dried up. ... In the Mesozoic, Appalachia was a land area which is now an eastern part of the USA, separated from Laramidia by the Western Interior Seaway, which shrank and became the Pierre Seaway and finally dried up. ... Binomial name Tyrannosaurus rex Osborn, 1905 Synonyms Manospondylus gigas Dynamosaurus imperiosus Albertosaurus megagracilis Gorgosaurus lancensis? Tyrannosaurus (IPA pronunciation or ; meaning tyrant lizard) is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur. ... Fertility is the ability of people or animals to produce healthy offspring in abundance. ... Binomial name Ankylosaurus magniventris Brown, 1908 Ankylosaurus (pronounced or , meaning stiffened lizard) is a genus of ankylosaurid dinosaur, containing one species, . Fossils of Ankylosaurus are found in geologic formations dating to the very end of the Cretaceous Period in western North America. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The femur or thigh bone is the longest, most voluminous, and strongest bone of the mammalian bodies. ... Badlands near Drumheller, Alberta where erosion has exposed the KT boundary. ...

Animals only seen at the end:

Binomial name Tyrannosaurus rex Osborn, 1905 Synonyms Manospondylus gigas Dynamosaurus imperiosus Albertosaurus megagracilis Gorgosaurus lancensis? Tyrannosaurus (IPA pronunciation or ; meaning tyrant lizard) is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur. ... Species (type) (Marsh, 1897) Olshevsky, 1991 Anatotitan (a-NAT-o-TIE-tan; duck titan) is a genus of hadrosaurid ornithopod dinosaur from the very end of the Cretaceous Period, in what is now North America. ... Binomial name Ankylosaurus magniventris Brown, 1908 Ankylosaurus (pronounced or , meaning stiffened lizard) is a genus of ankylosaurid dinosaur, containing one species, . Fossils of Ankylosaurus are found in geologic formations dating to the very end of the Cretaceous Period in western North America. ... Species (type) Deinosuchus is an extinct genus of alligatorid from the Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) of North America. ... Didelphodon is a stagodont marsupial from the Latest Cretaceous of North America. ... Binomial name Marsh, 1891 Torosaurus (meaning perforated lizard) was a ceratopsid dinosaur genus. ... Binomial name Dinilysia patagonica Woodward, 1901 Dinilysia patagonica is an extinct species of snake. ... Binomial name Boa constrictor Linnaeus, 1758 The Red-tailed Boa (Boa constrictor), Jibóia (Latin American name) or Macajuel (pronounced Mah-cah-well) (Trinidadian name)[1] is a species of boa, and is known distinctively for the red coloration at the end of its tail. ... Superfamilies and families Superfamily Hedyloidea: Hedylidae Superfamily Hesperioidea: Hesperiidae Superfamily Papilionoidea: Papilionidae Pieridae Nymphalidae Lycaenidae Riodinidae A butterfly is an insect of the order Lepidoptera. ... Species (type) Marsh, 1890 Triceratops (IPA: ) was a herbivorous genus of ceratopsid dinosaur that lived during the late Maastrichtian (end of the Late Cretaceous Period) around 68-65 million years ago in what is now North America; it was one of the last dinosaurs to appear before the great K... Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas antiquus † Elephas beyeri † Elephas celebensis † Elephas cypriotes † Elephas ekorensis † Elephas falconeri † Elephas iolensis † Elephas planifrons † Elephas platycephalus † Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea... For other uses, see Lion (disambiguation). ... Species Syncerus caffer Subspecies Syncerus is a genus of bovines found in Africa, the only extant member of which is the African Buffalo, or Cape Buffalo. ... Species See text. ... For other uses, see Stork (disambiguation). ...

Companion book

A companion book was written by Tim Haines to accompany the first screening of the series in 1999. The settings of some of the six episodes were changed between the time the book was written and the screening of the television series, and some of their names were changed: 'New Blood' is set at Ghost Ranch; 'Cruel Sea' is set at or near Solnhofen in Germany near what then were the Vindelicisch Islands [2]. The book elaborated on the background for each story, went further in explaining the science on which much of the program as based, and included descriptions of several animals not identified or featured in the series. (see animal lists above) Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The Ghost Ranch is a 21,000-acre retreat and education center run by the Presbyterian church, close to the village of Abiquiu in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. ... Solnhofen is a town in the district of Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen in the region of Franconia in the Land of Bavaria in Germany. ...


Deviations from the series

  • At the end of the episode "New Blood", a Plateosaurus frightens away a Coelophysis. In the book, a Postosuchus attacks the herd and loses. Near the end of the episode, the Coelophysis gather around a waterhole. In the book, this happens earlier. In the book, the first thing to happen is the Postosuchus attack.
  • In the episode "Time of the Titans", the female Diplodocus lifespan shown was: 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, 10 years. In the book, it was: 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 12 years, so the Diplodocus age faster in the book. In the series, the Allosaurus attack occurs on the 3rd year. In the book, it occurs on the 4th year. The Stegosaurus kills nothing in the book.
  • In the book, the Liopleurodon attack from "Cruel Sea" occurs much later, the Cryptoclidus catches a pterosaur rather than a fish, and the female Liopleurodon does not appear.
  • Unlike in the episode "Giant of the Skies", Ornithocheirus cannibalism doesn't occur in the book. In the series, the lead female Utahraptor attacks the Iguanodon with no injury, whereas in the book, she is injured by the thumb spike; also, the book describes the Utahraptor attack as an attack by a large group, not just a family. Additionally, in the series the Tapejara ignore the Ornithocherius, while the book, they try to drive it off, and later on, where in the program Ornithocherius is driven off by the Utahraptor hunting, in the book it is driven off by turtles inhabiting lake, absent from the program.
  • In the book's chapter "Beneath a giant's wings" ("Giant of the Skies" episode) the flowering shrub's name is Protoanthus (a fictional plant)[7], while on the show it was unnamed.
  • In the episode "Spirits of the Ice Forest", the lead female Leaellynasaura is killed by the allosaur, while in the book, she dies of frostbite (in the book, the allosaur ate a subadult male), and is eaten by Koolasuchus at the end of the chapter, instead of the beginning, as in the program. In the book, all the Leaellynasaura chicks survive, and the Muttaburrasaurus don't get lost.
  • Dromaeosaurus and Parksosaurus are not in featured in the book, unlike in the episode "Death of a Dynasty." The Quetzalcoatlus gets eaten by a group of Deinosuchus in the book after a futile struggle, while the television program features only one Deinosuchus and the Quetzalcoatlus escapes without fighting back at all. In the show, Diedelphadon is eaten by the female Tyrannosaurus; in the book, by a male, who eats the eggs itself. Also, in the program, the male Tyrannosaurus presents the female with a dead Triceratops, while in the book it is a Torosaurus - the same one that was seen on the program with the broken horn. Finally, in the program the Ankylosaurus hits the female Tyrannosaurus just once, while in the book, it beats the female to death; also, in the book, the Ankylosaurus is a female with a pair of "scutlings" as well, unlike the program.

Suborders Pterodactyloidea Rhamphorhynchoidea * Pterosaurs (, from the Greek πτερόσαυρος, pterosauros, meaning winged lizard, often referred to as pterodactyls, from the Greek πτεροδάκτυλος, pterodaktulos, meaning winged finger ) were flying reptiles of the clade Pterosauria. ... Cannibal redirects here. ... Turtles and terapins may mean: plural of turtle Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Turtles band Turtles band Turtles Music stores See also: Turtle (disambiguation) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...

Critical reaction

In a list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes drawn up by the British Film Institute in 2000, voted on by industry professionals, Walking with Dinosaurs was placed 72nd. 100 Greatest British Television Programmes was a list compiled in 2000 by the British Film Institute (BFI) chosen by a poll of industry professionals, to determine what were the greatest British television programmes of any genre ever to have been screened. ... The British Film Institute (BFI) is a charitable organisation established by Royal Charter to encourage the development of the arts of film, television and the moving image throughout the United Kingdom, to promote their use as a record of contemporary life and manners, to promote education about film, television and... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


The series won three Emmy Awards, including Best Animated Program (For More Than One Hour). [3] An Emmy Award. ...


Censorship

In the initial U.S. broadcasts of the series, a few scenes were omitted from some of the episodes. The most notable deletions were a shot of the cynodont pair devouring their offspring, and a scene where a dead-in-shell Tyrannosaurus embryo is preyed upon by a pair of Didelphodon. The DVD and VHS contains the original UK broadcast, so the omitted scenes were restored. Clades Procynosuchidae Epicynodontia Galesauridae Eucynodontia Cynognathia Cynognathidae Tritylodontidae Probainognathia Trithelodontidae Mammaliformes Cynodonta, or dog teeth, were one of the most diverse groups of therapsids. ... For other uses, see Embryo (disambiguation). ... Didelphodon is a stagodont marsupial from the Latest Cretaceous of North America. ...


Spin-offs

See more info in the Walking with Series The Walking with. ...


The popularity of Walking with Dinosaurs led to numerous spin-offs in various media. A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ...


Walking with Dinosaurs - The Live Experience

A live theatrical adaptation was created in Australia and began touring in early 2007 (starting in Sydney's Acer Arena, and continuing to Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide & Melbourne). Coming from the mind of creative genius William May, the show itself features life size mechanical dinosaurs operated by teams of puppeteers and drivers as well as music by James Brett.


It was produced by Malcolm C. Cooke & Jill Bryant and directed by Scott Faris. The leading role of the palentologist (Huxley) was played by both Bruce Spence & Felix Nobis in the original Australian version. Spence as Charlie in the 1974 Peter Weir film The Cars That Ate Paris Bruce Spence (born September 17, 1945 in Auckland, New Zealand) is an Australian actor. ...


The dinosaurs featured are:

The show began touring North America in June 2007. Species type (Marsh, 1878) Paul, 1987 Mateus , 2006 jimmadseni Chure, 2000 vide Glut, 2003 Synonyms Creosaurus Marsh, 1878 Labrosaurus Marsh, 1879 Camptonotus Marsh, 1879  ?Epanterias Cope, 1878 Allosaurus (IPA: ) was a large (up to 11. ... Binomial name Ankylosaurus magniventris Brown, 1908 Ankylosaurus (pronounced or , meaning stiffened lizard) is a genus of ankylosaurid dinosaur, containing one species, . Fossils of Ankylosaurus are found in geologic formations dating to the very end of the Cretaceous Period in western North America. ... Species (type) ?B. (Giraffatitan) brancai Brachiosaurus (IPA: ) meaning Arm Lizard, from the Greek brachion/βραχιων meaning arm and sauros/σαυρος meaning lizard, was a genus of sauropod dinosaur which lived during the Late Jurassic Period. ... Liliensternus was a slim ceratosaur from Triassic and Jurassic periods, 200 mya. ... Species (type) Ornithocheirus was a huge pterosaur from the early Cretaceous period of South America. ... Species (type) Jaekel, 1914 Synonyms Zanclodon Plieninger, 1846 Dimodosaurus Pidancet & Chopard, 1862 Dinosaurus Rutimeyer, 1856 Gresslyosaurus Rutimeyer, 1856 Pachysaurops Huene, 1961 Pachysaurus Huene, 1907-1908 Pachysauriscus Kuhn, 1959 Plateosaurus (meaning flat lizard) is a genus of plateosaurid prosauropod dinosaur that lived during the Norian and Rhaetian stages of the Late... Species Marsh, 1877 (type) Marsh, 1887 Gilmore, 1914 Stegosaurus (IPA: ) is a genus of stegosaurid armoured dinosaur from the Late Jurassic period (Kimmeridgian to Early Tithonian) in what is now western North America. ... Binomial name Marsh, 1891 Torosaurus (meaning perforated lizard) was a ceratopsid dinosaur genus. ... Species T. rex (type) Osborn, 1905 Synonyms Manospondylus Cope, 1892 Dynamosaurus Osborn, 1905  ?Nanotyrannus Bakker, Williams & Currie, 1988 Stygivenator Olshevsky, 1995 Dinotyrannus Olshevsky, 1995 Tyrannosaurus (pronounced IPA: , meaning tyrant lizard) is a genus of theropod dinosaur. ... Species U. ostrommaysorum (Kirkland, Gaston & Burge, 1993) (type) Utahraptor (meaning Utah thief) is the largest known member of the theropod dinosaur family Dromaeosauridae, and dates from the upper Barremian stage of the Early Cretaceous period (132-119 million years ago). ...


Encyclopedia

Tim Haines has also written a Walking With... encyclopedia known as The Complete Guide to Prehistoric Life, featuring most animals from the series, including the specials, and the accompanies Walking with Monsters The Complete Guide to Prehistoric Life is an encyclopedia featuring 111 of the prehistoric animals from the Walking With series, as well as an additional one. ...


Prehistoric Planet

A child-oriented reversion of this series was released in America under the title Prehistoric Planet for the Discovery Kids Saturday morning line-up on NBC, with new naration read by Ben Stiller and Christian Slater over the same visuals. This version cut out the majority of the "violence" of the original. In theory, a conversion is an agreement such that one party takes ownership of a piece of property from another under the understanding that the ownership will revert to the second party when an agreed event occurs. ... A reversion (alternative release) of the BBCs Walking with Dinosaurs and Walking with Beasts series, done by Discovery Channel and NBC for the Discovery Kids network. ... Discovery Kids Channel is a digital cable television channel, owned by Discovery Communications (see Discovery Channel) with programming for education of children. ... This article is about the television network. ... Benjamin Edward Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an Emmy-winning American comedian, actor, film producer and director. ... Christian Slater(born August 18, 1969) is an American actor. ...


The Walking With series

Tim Haines's direct follow-up to the series was Walking with Beasts, set in the Cenozoic era. This series featured extinct mammals and birds like Indricotherium and Gastornis. In 2005 the prequel Walking with Monsters: Life Before Dinosaurs was produced. // Walking with Beasts is a 2001 six-part television documentary produced by the BBC in the United Kingdom, narrated by Kenneth Branagh. ... The Cenozoic Era (pronounced ); sometimes Caenozoic Era or Cainozoic Era (in the United Kingdom), meaning new life (Greek (kainos), new, and (zoe), life), is the most recent of the three classic geological eras. ... Subclasses & Infraclasses Subclass †Allotheria* Subclass Prototheria Subclass Theria Infraclass †Trituberculata Infraclass Metatheria Infraclass Eutheria Mammals (class Mammalia) are warm-blooded, vertebrate animals characterized by the presence of sweat glands, including those that produce milk, and by the presence of: hair, three middle ear bones used in hearing, and a neocortex... For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Indricotherium transouralicum (Pavlova, 1922) Indricotherium lived in Asia during the late Oligocene and early Miocene epoch of the Tertiary Period (37-32 million years ago). ... Species Gastornis parisiensis Hébert, 1855 Gastornis giganteus Cope, 1876 Gastornis ajax Gastornis russeli Gastornis sarasini Gastornis is an extinct genus of large flightless birds that lived during the late Paleocene and Eocene periods of the Cenozoic. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Walking with Monsters (also distributed as Before the Dinosaurs: Walking With Monsters) is a three-part British documentary film series about life in the Paleozoic, bringing to life extinct arthropods, fish, amphibians, synapsids, and reptiles. ...


Specials

Chased By Dinosaurs, featuring Nigel Marven, stars Argentinosaurus and Therizinosaurus in two episodes in which Nigel tries to track down the biggest dinosaurs and the longest claws. The Ballad Of Big Al follows the life of an Allosaurus (Inspired by evidence found on a single Allosaurus skeleton). Nigel returns in Sea Monsters Trilogy, trying to survive the seven most dangerous seas of all time and meet the dangerous sea predators of the past -- Cameroceras, Cymbospondylus, Dunkleosteus, Basilosaurus, Megalodon, Liopleurodon and Tylosaurus. Nigel also stars in the latest special: Prehistoric Park, six episodes in which Nigel tries to collect Tyrannosaurus, Mammoth, Smilodon, Microraptor, Arthropleura, and Deinosuchus for a prehistoric zoo known as Prehistoric Park. // This program features Nigel Marven as a time-traveller who encounters dinosaurs in the wild. ... The Sea Monsters beastiary. ... Big Al looking over some trees. ... Prehistoric Park is a six part television series in documentary style, from Impossible Pictures Limited, (the makers of Walking with Dinosaurs) which premiered on ITV on 22 July 2006 and on Animal Planet on 29 October 2006. ... Nigel Marven (born 1960) is a British wildlife presenter, television producer, author, and hobby ornithologist. ... Binomial name Bonaparte & Coria, 1993 Argentinosaurus (meaning Argentina lizard) was a herbivorous sauropod dinosaur that was quite possibly the largest, heaviest land animal that ever lived. ... Species (type) Therizinosaurus (scythe lizard, from the Greek therizo meaning to reap or to cut off and sauros meaning lizard) was a very large therizinosaur (previously known as segnosaur). ... Species Cameroceras (chambered horn) was a genus of giant orthocone cephalopods that lived in the Ordovician period. ... Cymbospondylus was an early Ichthyosaur that lived in the middle of the Triassic period. ... Binomial name (Newberry, 1873) Dunkleosteus (formerly known as Dinichthys) was a large Placoderm (armoured prehistoric fish) that lived in the late Devonian period, about 360 – 415 million years ago. ... Species Basilosaurus (King Lizard) was a genus of cetacean that lived from 39 to 34 million years ago in the Eocene. ... For the film, see Shark Attack 3: Megalodon. ... Species Sauvage, 1873 (type) (Seeley, 1869) (Novozhilov, 1948) (Phillips, 1871) Liopleurodon (IPA: /lioʊ.ˈplʊ.ɹʌ.dɑn/, meaning smooth-sided teeth) is a genus of large, carnivorous marine reptiles belonging to the Pliosauroidea, the short-necked plesiosaur group. ... Species Tylosaurus (Greek tylos protuberance, knob + Greek sauros lizard) was a mosasaur, a large, predatory marine lizard closely related to modern monitor lizards and to snakes. ... Prehistoric Park is a six part television series in documentary style, from Impossible Pictures Limited, (the makers of Walking with Dinosaurs) which premiered on ITV on 22 July 2006 and on Animal Planet on 29 October 2006. ...


The Lost World

For Christmas, 2001, the BBC produced a two-part dramatization of Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World. The 2001 adaptation of The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle was made by the BBC and A&E. It consisted of two 75-minute episodes which were first aired in the UK on December 25 and 26, 2001, and in the USA on October 6 and 7, 2002. ... Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (22 May 1859–7 July 1930) was a Scottish author most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. ... The Lost World is the name of: the Lost World (genre) literary genre. ...


Computer Games

There is a free downloadable game available at the bbc website. It is called Dinosaur World. Dinosaur World is a free downloadable video game developed by Asylum Entertainment and published by the BBC. It is a spin-off of Episode 2 of Walking with Dinosaurs (Time of the Titans) and the special The Ballad of Big Al. ...


Notes

  1. ^ According to the site, book and encyclopedia, the cynodont is based upon Thrinaxodon, but it is never actually said to be one in any of the sources
  2. ^ The Liopeurodon is oversized as 25 meters (82 feet) long and 150 tons
  3. ^ In the book, the fourth episode is called, "Beneath a Giant's wing", but the fourth episode of the television series is called, "Giant of the Skies
  4. ^ The pterosaurs in the fifth episode are of a yet un-named species
  5. ^ The dwarf allosaur in the fifth episode is of a yet un-named species
  6. ^ In the American narration of the episode, the dwarf allosaur is referred to as a carnosaur instead, while the book identified it as a "polar allosaur".
  7. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/dinosaurs/fact_files/plants_insects/protoanthus.htm

Species Thrinaxodon was a cynodont, a mammal-like reptile. Many scientists suggest that the pits on the skull indicate that Thrinaxodon had whiskers and, therefore, probably had a covering of fur. ... Families Allosauridae    Allosaurinae    ?Carcharodontosaurinae Sinraptoridae Carnosauria is a sub-group of Theropods, a group of predatory dinosaurs. ...

See also

Prehistoric Park is a six part television series in documentary style, from Impossible Pictures Limited, (the makers of Walking with Dinosaurs) which premiered on ITV on 22 July 2006 and on Animal Planet on 29 October 2006. ... Walking with Monsters (also distributed as Before the Dinosaurs: Walking With Monsters) is a three-part British documentary film series about life in the Paleozoic, bringing to life extinct arthropods, fish, amphibians, synapsids, and reptiles. ... // Walking with Beasts is a 2001 six-part television documentary produced by the BBC in the United Kingdom, narrated by Kenneth Branagh. ... The Sea Monsters beastiary. ... <math>Insert formula here</math> ...

External links

  • Australian copy of the now down BBC site
  • "Walking with Dinosaurs - The Live Experience" Official Website
  • IMDB information about The Ballad Of Big Al

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