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Dinosaurs were a group of reptilian organisms native to Earth, first appearing around 230 million years ago. The group went almost totally extinct around 65 million years ago due to a comet impact, which allowed mammals to dominate the planet. (ENT: "Azati Prime")
The hadrosaur was a dinosaur that lived in Earth's Cretaceous period. It was the most highly evolved cold-blooded organism to develop from the Eryops and was believed to have vanished with the mass extinction. However, one group of hadrosaurs survived and later evolved into the Voth. (VOY: "Distant Origin", "Friendship One")
When confused about the apparent complete disappearance of Lazarus's head wound in 2267, Doctor McCoy stated this wouldn't be possible even if Lazarus had the constitution and recuperative powers of a dinosaur. (TOS: "The Alternative Factor")
Doctor Noonian Soong kept several models of extinct dinosaurs, including a model skeleton of a Triceratops and a large Tyrannosaurus rex skull, in his laboratory on Terlina III. After he died in early 2367, Data gave the model dinosaurs to the brothers Jake and Willie Potts. (TNG: "Brothers")
The skeletons of two prehistoric animals (one definitely a dinosaur, the other most likely a ground sloth) were on display in the Voyager section of the Kyrian Museum of Heritage. A reconstruction of another extinct animal, an undetermined species of Pterosaur, was also on display (hanging from the ceiling). (VOY: "Living Witness")
Types of dinosaur Edit
Sentient dinosaur species Edit
See also Edit
- Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur
- Hanonian land eel
- Seltan carnosaur
The novel First Frontier has an alternate take on the dinosaurs, that Troodon was evolving into a sentient species. They were rescued from extinction by the Preservers and became a species known as Clan Ru. They attempted to alter time, using the Guardian of Forever to allow their species to remain on Earth. However, in the altered timeline, they repeatedly destroyed themselves in atomic warfare. Ultimately, Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise managed to reset the timeline and things occurred as they had before the Clan Ru's tampering.