The dinosaurs featured in DinoQuest2 were created by Guy Darrough, a self-taught and highly accomplished fossil collector, fossil preparation expert, and illustrator who has worked in paleontology and related fields for 40 years. He has collected and studied fossils in Canada, Morocco, and many parts of the United States. His technical and artistic skills in fossil preparation meet the highest museum standards. Specimens from his own exceptional collection are routinely loaned to museums for exhibitions and scientific studies.
Darrough’s accomplishments include amassing a premiere collection of Missouri fossils, making significant discoveries in paleontology (including the discovery of a wide variety of Cambrian and lower Ordovician fossil animals previously unknown to paleontologists), and co-authoring in the Journal of Paleontology.
DinoQuest2 Features the Following Prehistoric Creatures
Fun Fact: Scientists believe it likely had feathers.
Fun Fact: The Citipati was feathered and probably used "wings" to blanket its eggs. It also had large thumbs which were most likely used as a weapon.
Fun Fact: There is some evidence that these dinosaurs cannibalized each other.
Fun Fact: The Edmontosaurus was a slow-moving dinosaur with few defenses but may have had keen senses (eyesight, hearing, and smell) to help it avoid predators in its swampy habitat.
Fun Fact: The Heterodontosaurus had five fingers on its hands, two of which were opposable. This allowed them to grasp and manipulate their food. They were also good climbers.
Fun Fact: Its large head crest was used for trumpeting.
Fun Fact: The Placerias was actually not a dinosaur, but a dicynodont, which were mammal-like reptiles that eventually gave rise to the mammals.
Fun Fact: The Postosuchus was a quick and efficient runner. Some paleontologists believe it ran on two legs, but the majority thinks that it ran on four.
Fun Fact: The Quetzalcoatlus was probably not a flier. It most likely lived terrestrially and stalked prey on two legs, but nobody knows for sure.
Fun Fact: The Sordes was covered in fur and perhaps even endothermic (warm blooded).
Fun Fact: Approximately 30 Syntarsus fossils were found in a single bone bed in Zimbabwe, suggesting that these predators lived in packs.