From slow, plant-eating giants to fierce scavengers and hunters, dinosaurs dominated the land for over 160 million years.
Prof Paul Barrett, Natural History Museum dinosaur researcher, has examined the evidence for how five of the most popular dinosaurs lived.
This slow-moving plant-eater used spikes on its tail to fend off would-be predators. The jury is still out on what the spiny plates on its back were used for.
An infamous meat-eating predator. Look at the evidence as to whether Tyrannosaurus hunted in packs or alone.
The Museum's cast of a Diplodocus skeleton will be going on a tour around the UK. What did this giant look like and how did it hold its enormous neck?
This small meat-eater was one of the earliest dinosaurs. It was fast and agile and would have fed on animals like small reptiles and insects.
About Paul Barrett
Prof Barrett is a dinosaur researcher in the Museum's Earth Sciences Department. He is the author of National Geographic Dinosaurs and is a regular contributor to books, journals and magazines.
A video of Prof Barrett talking about the world’s most complete Stegosaurus specimen
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