Dino Uni

 

Dino Uni with Professor Coria

A series of educational videos for children, teens and adults – presented by GONDWANA – Das Praehistorium.

Palaeontology for you

Enjoy an educational and fascinating video series featuring Professor Dr. Rodolfo Coria, the world-renowned dinosaur researcher. The palaeontologist will be sharing some tales about the dinosaurs, presenting interesting background information on the exhibition at GONDWANA – Das Praehistorium and revealing the latest discoveries in the field of palaeontology.

It all began with a dinosaur egg

Our animatronic dinosaur show was inspired by discoveries made in South America in the late 20th century. Professor Dr. Rodolfo Coria discovered fossils in Auca Mahuevo, a Cretaceous excavation site in Patagonia. He and a team found a vast number of dinosaur eggs, many of them fully intact, along with fragments and nests spread out within an area extending over several kilometres. The site had been left behind by a colony of titanosaurian sauropods.

These discoveries enabled the researchers to bring the past back to life in a painstaking process that lasted several years.

Little prehistoric giants

In this video, Professor Dr. Rodolfo Coria talks about his finds in Auca Mahuevo. He discovered countless dinosaur bones and eggs which yielded some detailed findings about the prehistoric giants, different species and their sizes. He was also able to establish that the giant herbivores, the sauropod group, all once hatched from a relatively small egg. Just take a look.

 

The stumpy-armed predator

Why did the Aucasaurus have such flimsy little arms and how did it play a part in the development of the sauropod population? The video will answer this and many other questions.

 

How did the gigantic Argentinosaurus move about?

One of the most intriguing questions puzzling palaeontologists is: how on earth were such humongous prehistoric creatures as the Argentinosaurus, for instance, able to move about? Professor Coria gets to the bottom of it in this video.

 

The discovery of a large carnivore

Apart from the eggs of the herbivorous dinosaurs, also known as sauropods, and the Aucasaurus skeleton, the remains of a large carnivorous dinosaur were also found at the Auca Mahuevo excavation site. The discovery of the Giganotosaurus, which was presumably hunting Aucasauruses just as they themselves were snacking on sauropod eggs, revealed an interesting food chain, uniquely well preserved in the Auca Mahuevo landscape.

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