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Time travel short story where dinosaur doesn't taste like chicken

This is "A Statue for Father" (1959) by Isaac Asimov. From Wikipedia: A theoretical physicist and his son work on the theory of time travel, and experiment with a method of reaching back ...
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Looking for a story about a paleontologist uncovering fossilised dinosaur tracks who finds that it is chasing a jeep

Time's Arrow by Arthur C. Clarke Fowler is invited to visit Henderson's lab, during which time the two geologists come to believe that the physicist is trying to effectively build a way to view the ...
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Did/do the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park reproduce asexually or did some turn into males?

Doctor Grant, in the source novel surmises that some of the dinosaurs have turned male, then impregnated the remaining females. At no point does he seem to change his opinion; “It's not frog DNA,” ...
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1960s short story — time traveling dinosaur hunter gets eaten by his prey’s ticks and fleas

It's Poor Little Warrior!, by Brian W Aldiss. Claude Ford shoots the brontosaurus without the slightest difficulty, but forgets that when it died its parasites would leave it, and they would be far ...
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Short story in Analog about Israeli scientists time-travelling to the time of dinosaurs and then can’t return

It wasn't published in Analog, instead appearing in the short-lived magazine Destinies, but otherwise this description is very similar to Time Safari by David Drake. In this story the Israeli ...
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TV episode or movie involving space dinosaurs and teleportation

I believe this is the The Outer Limits episode, "Think Like a Dinosaur". Michael Burr is the only permanent human occupant of the Tuulen station, situated on a vast empty plain of the Moon. ...
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Story about time traveling to the dinosaurs where travelers have an option to stay in the past

This is the short story "Hunters in the Forest" by Robert Silverberg, originally published in the October 1991 issue of Omni (it's currently available in his time travel themed short story ...
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Who wrote the first SF story in which a time-traveler went back to the days of the dinosaurs?

It is at least speculated by the narrator that the great grand-daddy of them all, The Time Machine by HG Wells (first published in 1895), may be an answer to your question. At the end of the book the ...
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Story about finding an alien fossil near dinosaur fossils

After DavidW asked about an anthology I started looking around, and I'm almost sure the short story is "Stellar Ships" by Ivan Yefremov, and the book was Lo mejor de la ciencia ficción rusa (...
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Who wrote the first SF story in which a time-traveler went back to the days of the dinosaurs?

@user14111 made a suggestion in a comment: 'John Russell Fearn's "Liners of Time" was published as a 4-part serial in Amazing Stories for May, June, July, and August of 1935.' I picked up a ...
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Dinosaur eggs preserved by alien hatch, alien comes back for them?

Lords of Creation by Tim Sullivan. In the deep Montana shale, paleontologist David Albee makes a remarkable discovery: a metal box containing prehistoric dinosaur eggs — warm, alive… and ready to ...
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Cartoon featuring a blonde action heroine and dinosaur

Is this Project G.e.e.K.e.R. (1996–1997)...? The show parodied the style of action-adventure cartoons. Set in the future, it was based around a genetic shapeshifter experiment known as Project GKR (...
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Movie or TV show with super heroes, dinosaurs and portals

This sounds like a preview for the Season 3 premiere episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The episode is called "Aruba-con", and deals with the fall out from some timey-wimey mess made by ...
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Book with a Dyson sphere spaceship commanded by bird aliens

Since nebogipfel suggests someone else should write up the answer, and nobody else has, I'll do it... (Especially since I have this as an e-book and don't have to type up quotes.) This is Bowl of ...
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Looking for a story about a paleontologist uncovering fossilised dinosaur tracks who finds that it is chasing a jeep

This triggered something deep in my subconscious. I think Time's Arrow is probably the correct answer, but the same scene was (shamelessly copied?) in a Tom Swift & Hardy Boys crossover called ...
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Name of a comic about a young tyrannosaurus

Bloodfang, published in British comic Eagle, issues 116–127 and 129–158 (1983–84). The first series (12 episodes, 38 pages) begins with Bloodfang hatching from his egg, 100 million years ago. He ...
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Sci Fi book about colonizing dinosaur planet

Not sure how long "many years ago" is. But, this sounds a lot like the S.M. Stirling novel The Sky People. It is the first of the Lords of Creation Series. Points that match: ...about a planet ...
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Carnival sideshow with a dinosaur

As confirmed by the OP in a comment, this is "The Anytime Rings", a novel by Robert Faraday (a pseudonym used by Bruce Cassiday) published in 1963. It seems not to have been reprinted, so ...
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Cartoon about a dinosaur that eats clouds?

Dibo the gift dragon "Meet Dibo, a kindhearted dragon with a love of learning, friendship, and magical adventure!"
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Book about a one-way time portal into the age of dinosaurs

As mentioned in a comment, this is almost certainly Julian May's Saga of the Exiles. Saga of the Exiles Groups of social misfits, adventurers and certain types of criminals choose to leave the future ...
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Cartoon in the late 80's early 90's about dinosaurs with armour on

I found the answer. It was The Adventures of T. Rex. Thank you for everyone's help.
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Movie about people trying to stop a dinosaur

Outlander, 2008. It’s basically Beowulf with aliens and vikings. The monster is called a Moorwen. The plot contains a night scene where the Moorwen lights up and shows itself. Then there’s a sequence ...
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Who wrote the first SF story in which a time-traveler went back to the days of the dinosaurs?

Maybe the story "The Beetle in the Amber" by Joseph W. Skidmore, Amazing Stories, November 1933. It's summarized on p. 384 of the reference book Science Fiction: The Gernsback Years which ...
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YA sci-fi/fantasy story collection (most notable story being about a dinosaur-possessed crane)

This is the 3rd Armada Monster Book. The story with the dinosaur and the crane is one I remember fondly, it's called The Machine Monster (Daphne Froome). The one with the hot and cold dragons is ...
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Fiction novel or movie about sentient dinosaurs

Dinotopia The description sounds like elements of both the book series and the filmed version Society of sentient dinosaurs Dinotopia is a fictional utopia created by the artist and writer James ...
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Old TV show/cartoon about a prehistoric boy and his pet dinosaur

You may be thinking of Pitt and Kantrop (2005). From Wikipedia: Pitt & Kantrop is a children's television animated series produced by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Millimages. It was ...
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Portals are opening up in England, and dinosaurs are coming out and attacking people

This is Dinosaur World by Logan Jacobs. Jason’s lifelong dream was to study history at the prestigious University of Cambridge in England. But when portals started opening all over the world and ...
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Collectable Card game about time travelling dinosaurs

Might this be Dinosaurs Attack! from 1988? There are some images and additional description on this page. Dinosaurs Attack! tells a self-contained story, just like the previous Mars cards do. ...
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Cartoon TV show with a group of dinosaurs

Okay, I think I found it. The design definitely rings a bell, the dates are good, and even if I can't find the rainbow episode, I know it's this one. It's Dino Babies (Dino Junior in french), a ...
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Story with a Tyrannosaurus Rex that has an elephant-like trunk

I believe that this is Cosmic Encounters by R.G. Austin. You tremble when you realize that you are standing next to a gigantic beast that has the body of Tyrannosaurus rex and the head and trunk of a ...
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