Sunday, February 22, 2009

Dinosaurs' Provinces In Thailand

In Thailand, the land of the smiles, it is rich in history. If you ever want to come to Thailand to go see dinosaur fossil, I suggest you go to the North-East. The North-East is rich in dinosaur fossils. There is the oldest region on the Khorat Plateau, which is the oldest region in Thailand.

The first province you should go to is in Nakhon Ratchasima. There is largest city in the North-East, and also there are plenty of fossils of Allosaur, hadrosaur, Iguanodon, and pterosaur. All were discovered there.

The next interesting province is Khon Kaen province. There will leads you to Phu Wiang Mountain, where fossil of Phuwiangosaurus, Siamotyrannus, and a unnamed sauropod were discovered there.
Kalasin is also a good place to go see dinosaurs' place because there is rich in fossils of Phuwiangosaurus, Siamotyrannus, Siamosaurus, and Psittacosaurus.

The most biggest of dinosaurs museum is Sirindhornae Museum, where you can visit and learn more about Thai dinosaurs. The other provinces that you may like to go are Chaiyaphum, Ubon, and Nakhon Phanom. There are also dinosaur that were discovered in Phayao a province in North of Thailand.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


On December 18, 2007, a group of scientist had discovered a giant fossil graveyard in Ban Saphan Hin village in Muang district of Nakhon Ratchasima Province. In the fossilized graveyard, scientist had uncovered allosaurs, iguanodon, hadrosaurs,and pterosaurs.

The most exciting was the discovery of the giant Allosaurus had also found in the fossil. Allosaurus was one of the giant carnivore ever lived in Thailand in the Late Jurassic era. Allosaurus was the giant predators to had stalk giant Sauropod in the late Jurassic period. That why it was considered the Lion of the Jurassic Period. Most Allosaurus was mostly 39ft(8.5m). Their fossil are still remain in study for the scientist nowadays.

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Monday, February 16, 2009


This dinosaur has a little information but it was resembled Gallimimus and this kind of dinosaur used to rule Mongolia in the Late Cretacous,(60 million years ago).

Ginnareemimus was only 17ft(5.2m). This dinosaur was looked like the ostrich, and it ran very fast about 40 miles per hour . It was considered one of the earliest dinosaur to had ruled Thailand in the Early Cretaceous (100 million years ago). Like the Gallimimus, Ginnareemimus had a beak like snout, shaped like a shovel.

However, all information about this dinosaur are base on it’s fossils. The fossil are founded in Khon Kaen and Kalasin province, but there are evidence in Nakhon Phanom that Ginnareemimus, the ostrich like dinosaur, used to ruled Nakhon Phanom since there are fossil and footprint still founded today.

This shows that in the past this unique creature used to walked around in Thailand.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009


Iguanodon was one of the most famous dinosaurs that were common in the North-East Thailand 100 million years ago. It was one of the dinosaurs that were discovered in 1822 in England.

In 1822, an English woman named Mrs.Mantell was traveled back to her home; she noticed a strange fossilized tooth was sticking out of gravel near a house which was not far away from her home. She gave the unknown tooth to Dr. Mantell, her husband, to study what creature was from. Dr.Mantell went to a British Museum and saw that this tooth was familiar to the modern day iguana’s tooth. Therefore, the name Iguanodon was given, which mean “Iguana’s tooth”. Iguanodon was mostly common in the Early Cretaceous period throughout Europe, North America, and in Mongolia.

A group of scientist had discovered a various fossils of two Iguanodon in Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat) province which was a proof that Iguanodon also had lived in Thailand 100 million years ago. In the Early Cretaceous, Iguanodon had shared it’s habitat to Psittacosaurus a ceratapsian and Phuwiangosaurus a sourwood which was also herbivores, and they lived in the same era. This made Iguanodon one of the most unique dinosaurs that Thailand ever had discovered.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Psittacosaurus Sattayaiki

Psittacosaurus was one of the herbivore to had ruled the Early Cretaceous period 100 million years ago. Psittacosaurus belonged to a group of dinosaurs called the Ceratopsian.

This dinosaur was related to Triceratop, a giant Ceratopsian that had ruled the Late Cretacous 65 million years ago in North America. Psittacosaurus was only 6.6ft(2m) and had a parrot like beak. This dinosaur's fossils were first discovered in Mongolia and China, but a group of scientist had discovered a small remains of their jaws and other fossilized remains. It proved this kind of dinosaur also lived in Thailand.

This herbivore shared it's habitat with other type of herbivore like the Sauropods, Hadrosaur, Iguanodonts, and also Gallimimus. This dinosaur was added into one of Thailand's most famous dinosaur since this creature lived in other places of Asia.

Isanosaurus Attavipachi

Isanosaurus was named after the Isan region of North-East Thailand. It was still considered by scientist that it was a primative sauropod to had ruled the Late Trassic.

The most unique about Isanosaurus that it was mixed of sauropod and prosauropod habits. For example, it could walk on four legs like most sauropod, but it had claws in front feets so that it could stand on it's two back legs like most prosauropods could. This dinosaur was only about 40ft(12.2m) and most of it's fossils are founded in most North-Eastern provinces of Thailand.

This herbavore lived mostly in both forest and swamps. Like the Sauropod, this dinosaurs traveled in large heards so they could protect their youngs from predators. Isanosaurus, unlike other dinosaurs, were discovered in Thailand, this kind of dinosaur was the oldest sauropod that ever had ruled in the Late Trassic.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Siamosaurus Suteethorni

Siamosaurus was another carnivore to ruled the North-East Thailand 100 million years ago along with Siamotyrannus Isanesis. Siamosaurus was one of Spinosaurus relative that has the same crocodile head like Siamosaurus.

Siamosaurus' food were fishes in the large lakes of the Early Cretacous when Thailand was covered by a inland sea. Like Spinosaurus, Siamosaurus also eat the other dinosaurs which also used to live around the same era. Scientist is trying to find out if Siamosaurus had a sail since it also had a same unique habits like it's relative. But unlike it's relative, Siamosaurus was only 30ft(9.1m), it taller than Siamotyrannus which was a rival for food in that era. Most of this dinosaurs' fossils had been found mostly in North-East of Thailand which made a unique dinosaur for the country.