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Planet Dinosaur is a six part documentary series that was produced by the BBC in 2011. Each of the six episodes takes an in-depth look at the dinosaurs from the Triassic to the Cretaceous Eras of Prehistoric Earth. This documentary series takes a look at the past ecosystems of the Mesozoic Era and the many species of dinosaurs that existed in those habitats during that time period. From Africa to North America and other continents around the world there is evidence of the past existence of dinosaurs in the form of fossils. There was also evidence of massive crocodiles that lived during the Late Cretaceous period that were up to 75 to 80 feet in length found in both Africa and South America. The theory of the evolution of flight is also examined in this series with bird like dinosaurs being uncovered in Asia, including a feathered dinosaur predator the lived in deserts of Mongolia 85 million years ago. The second episode titled Feathered Dragons examines the process of evolution beginning 154 million years ago of both feathered dinosaurs and the origins of modern day birds. By doing a comparison of both dinosaur and bird skeletons, the similarities are there for scientists to see. Dinosaurs disappeared from Earth 65 million years ago without a trace, theories abound on why it happened. Many dinosaur experts believe that a meteor hit the Earth somewhere in Central America causing an event of mass extinction that killed off the dinosaurs. The fact that these creatures survived for so long before becoming extinct, can both be awe inspiring and overwhelming at the same time. This documentary series has looked at the habits and behaviors of dinosaurs by using both advice from experts and the use of computer generated imagery.