dinosaur train
A Brand New Species

The Conductor and the kids are out digging in a favorite fossil spot, out past the Big Pond. Buddy turns up something that the Conductor doesn't recognize. It's an excellent fossil - he guesses that they may have discovered a whole new Jurassic species! They all carefully finish digging out the beautifully intact theropod raptor skeleton and bring it to Troodon Town, where they can examine it at the Science labs at Troodon Academy. The experts agree: The Conductor and the kids have discovered a new Jurassic dinosaur! They nickname it "Buddysaurus." Now the Conductor must give a presentation to all the assembled Academy about this new Dracoraptor discovery. Used to being the authority and a kind of hilarious know-it-all, the Conductor is for once super-nervous and tongue-tied. The kids help him figure out how to properly and scientifically present his information and get over his nerves. Buddy leads them, and the kids even improvise a song about the new discovery, "A Brand-New Species!" It's a hit! / Buddy gets the idea to travel to the Early Jurassic and meet an example of their new discovery, a theropod they named "Buddysaurus." Unfortunately, since this is a brand-new-discovery, there is no train to the home of the Buddysaurus, nor a train station! The Conductor decides to take them all to the Early Jurassic, and hike from the nearest station to find this new theropod. And, they do! They discover that the theropod is actually called a "Dracoraptor." Our kids invite him to come back to Troodon Town with them so they can present him to the Troodon Scientists.

Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 506

Future Broadcast times for "Dinosaur Train": (show all)

Tue, Apr 13 12:00 P.M. Dinosaur Camouflage/Family Scavenger Hunt     NHPBS
Wed, Apr 14 10:30 A.M. The Beelzebufo Cometh/Dennis Comes to Visit     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Apr 15 12:00 P.M. Dinosaur Train Submarine: Otto Opthalmosaurus/King Meets Crystal     NHPBS
Fri, Apr 16 10:30 A.M. Junior Conductors Academy: Part One/Junior Conductors Academy: Part Two     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Apr 16 12:00 P.M. Triassic Turtle/Tank's Baby Brother     NHPBS
Sat, Apr 17 10:30 A.M. The Beelzebufo Cometh/Dennis Comes to Visit     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, Apr 18 10:30 A.M. Junior Conductors Academy: Part One/Junior Conductors Academy: Part Two     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Apr 19 10:30 A.M. Stargazing on the Night Train/Get Into Nature!     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Apr 19 12:00 P.M. The Burrowers/Shiny's Sea Shells     NHPBS
Tue, Apr 20 10:30 A.M. That's Not A Dinosaur/Tiny's Garden     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Apr 20 12:00 P.M. Dinosaur Train Submarine: Shoshana Shonosaurus/All Kinds of Families     NHPBS
Wed, Apr 21 10:30 A.M. Buck-Tooth Bucky/Tiny's Tiny Friend     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Apr 21 12:00 P.M. The Old Spinosaurus & The Sea/A Spiky Tail Tale     NHPBS
Thu, Apr 22 10:30 A.M. The Good Mom/Hornucopia     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Apr 22 12:00 P.M. The Old Bird/Diamond Don     NHPBS


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