What the movies did was inspire a new generation of palaeontologists to fan out across the planet.
At 2.4 metres, its arms are the longest arms of any two-legged creature, topped off with 30-centimetre long talons.
It had a narrow head, a duck-like toothless bill, a huge tongue for sucking up vegetation.
The head of a nanuqsaurus was found in Alaska in 2006, with the species identified in 2012. But where that huge monster was 12 metres long and weighed seven tonnes, nanuqsaurus was seven metres and probably only one tonne.
This is a small flying dinosaur discovered in China. It was found by a farmer in 2007 but only identified in 2015.
Pickrell has been captivated by dinosaurs and natural history since he was a child.
That fascination was cemented during his master's degree at the Natural History Museum in London where he was able to rummage through its fossil collection."I spent a lot of the time behind the scenes looking at their incredible collections."In the past 18 months alone, three new species have been identified in Australia." is a tour de force through the latest digs across the planet.It features the amazing people unearthing new fossils and highlights the odd reptiles that roamed all corners of the earth millions of years ago.Most people are aware of the Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) mass extinction event 66 million years ago, when an asteroid impact wiped out more than 75 per cent of all species on Earth (illustrated).But evidence suggests an earlier one, 201 million years ago, may have allowed larger dinosaurs to thrive‘We have known for a while that the two-legged theropods had feathers, but in 2014 a very distantly related beaked dinosaur found in Siberia was also found to have feathers, suggesting scales were replaced early in dinosaur evolution.’Evidence has suggested that during the Cretaceous (145 to 66 million years ago) and Jurassic periods (201 to 145 million years ago), the Pseudopulex jurassicus and Pseudopulex magnus fleas were specially adapted to feast on dinosaurs.There have been three species identified since 2014: savannasaurus, a herbivorous titanosaur; "lightning claw", a meat-eating megaraptorid; and kunbarrasaurus, an ankylosaur, a type of armoured dinosaur.