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New Zealand Dinosaurs

New zealand dinosaurs cover image.
Sj level 2 nov 2017 cover image.

by Hamish Campbell

illustrated by Spike Wademan

This engaging article explains what is known about the dinosaurs that once roamed New Zealand. It provides some background information on dinosaurs in general, including the most popular theory about why they became extinct. It also explains that for a long time, people believed no dinosaurs had ever lived in this country. Then it gives details of the dinosaur fossils found in various parts of New Zealand, which proved that idea to be wrong.

Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2017

Learning area: English, Science

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: ankylosaur, birds, Brendan Hayes, cerapods, dinosaurs, dromaeosaurid, extinction, fossils, Greg Browne, GNS Science, hypsilophodont ornithopod, Jeffrey Stilwell, Joan Wiffen, Mangahouanga Stream, paleontology, reptiles, sauropods, skeletons, terrible lizard, theropods, thyreophorids, titanosaurid

In: School Journal Level 2 November 2017

Publication date: November 2017

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