My dinosaur collection

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Some kids collect stamps or baseball cards, but me? I'll stick with dinosaurs. I love, love, love dinosaurs. I even love plesiosaurs and pterosaurs. (Those are reptiles that swim and fly.)

For the past few years, I have collected more than 216 dinosaur replicas. My favorite replicas are the ones from the raptor family. My raptor collection includes a velociraptor skeleton, four medium raptors, and a few small raptors.

Dinosaurs lived in the Mesozoic era. The three parts of the Mesozoic era were the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. The most famous dinosaurs, such as triceratops, stegosaurus and velociraptor lived in the last period, the Cretaceous period. All dinosaur names actually reflect their personalities. For example, tyrannosaurus rex means tyrant lizard king!

Some people think that only young kids, especially boys, like dinosaurs. I think it is perfectly fine for anyone to study and collect dinosaurs. One day, I'll be a paleontologist and discover new dinosaurs. Instead of small replicas in my house, I will build huge ones for museums.

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