Seventh Grade Earth Science Files & Links
- The Lost world discovered
Evidence of two unknown dinosaurs discovered in Antarctica in 2004!
- Mysterious Antarctic Dinosaur Finally Identified, Named
A hefty, long-necked dinosaur that lumbered across the Antarctic before meeting its demise 190 million years ago has been identified and named, more than a decade after intrepid paleontologists sawed and chiseled the remains of the primitive plant-eater from its icy grave and called it Glacialisaurus Hammeri.
- When Dinosaurs roamed Antarctica
Visit this site to read about dinosaur and reptile fossils found in the Transantarctic Mountains. These fossils are from the middle Jurassic, about 175 million years ago
- Fossils from Mesozoic Era Antarctica
Go to this site for a brief discussion of continental drift (now called plate tectonics) and how it affected Antarctica. There is a good map of Antarctica here. Scroll down to see an interactive graphic of continental drift with a key to the continents. Continue to scroll down to see a list of fossils found in Antarctica.
- New dinosaur paints picture of past ecosystem
Visit this site to learn why the discovery of a hadrosaur, a duck-billed dinosaur, in Antarctica is an important clue to the climate of the continent 66 to 67 million years ago.
- Marine Fossils from Antarctica
Visit this site for an overview of the fossils found in Antarctica and what they reveal about the past climate and geographical location of Antarctica. Scroll down to see photographs of some of the fossils found on Vega Island, an island just off the coast of Antarctica