30 facts about Dinosaur [information on dinosaurs]

30 Amazing facts about Dinosaur

information on dinosaurs

Dinosaur animals existed long before the birth of the human species on Earth. These giant animals lived for a long time and continued their rule, and then for some reason their species was completely destroyed.

[1] For 165 million years, life on Earth was dominated by the most spectacular animals that have ever existed the dinosaurs.

[2] Dinosaurs were a diverse and successful group of reptiles that dominated life on land for about 140 million years.

[3] The first dinosaur found in Antarctica was the ankylosaur Antarctopelta.

[4] Scientists once thought that the first animals evolved about 542 million years ago at the start of the Cambrian Period.

[5] The first theropods evolved in the late Triassic Period, about 230 million years ago, and were small, lightly built animals.

[6] The age of dinosaurs began 230 million years ago, during the Triassic Period.

[7] The Mesozoic Era ended 66 million years ago with a mass extinction event that eliminated all dinosaurs except the birds.

[8] It may have been caused by the impact of a giant asteroid in what is now Mexico.

[9] At the same time, huge volcanoes were erupting in India, and the combination must have had catastrophic effects on the climate.

[10] 800 species of dinosaurs have been named by scientists.

[11] The biggest sauropod dinosaurs could weigh as much as 13 elephants.

[12] The largest dinosaur egg was the size of a basketball, the egg was larger to win, its shell was thicker.

[13] first carnivorous dinosaurs originated, followed by vegetarian dinosaurs

[14] mostly dinosaurs were vegetarians

[15] The triceratops dinosaur’s skull was the largest, its skull was 2 meters long.

[16] One fossil site in China has yielded more than 7,000 dinosaur bones.

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[17] Mosasaurus was a powerful predator that lived at the very end of the age of dinosaurs.

[18] Pterodactylus was a warm-blooded, furry-bodied animal that probably flew as well as a bird.

[19] FOSSIL REMAINS TELL US THAT THE BIGGEST PTEROSAUR WAS THE SIZE OF A SMALL PLANE, WITH AN AMAZING 39 FT (12 M) Mosasaurus WINGSPAN.

[20] The tyrannosaurs were the most deadly hunters of the entire 165-million-year Mesozoic Era of the age of dinosaurs.

[21] Tyrannosaur teeth were bigger and stronger than those of any meat-eating dinosaur found so far. The biggest were at least 8 in (20 cm) long.

[22] Tyrannosaurs weighed as much as an adult male African elephant.

[23] TYRANNOSAURUS HAD THE MOST POWERFUL BITE OF ANY LAND ANIMAL THAT HAS EVER LIVED AT LEAST FOUR TIMES THE STRENGTH OF AN ALLIGATOR’S.

[24] More than 30 fossil Tyrannosaurus specimens have been discovered.

[25] 80 percent, or more, of all known dinosaurs

[26] All the dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Era except the very earliest species belonged to two main groups known as the ornithischians and saurischians.

[27] Hadrosaurs lived during the Cretaceous Period, between 100–66 million years ago. They roamed the forests and swamps of North and South America, Europe, and Asia.

[28] Triceratops itself was one of the last giant dinosaurs to roam the Earth.

[29] Heterodontosaurus had several different types of teeth, which may have enabled it to eat both animals and plants.

[30] Found in 2008 in Patagonia, Argentina, the bones of Patagotitan are so big that its total length is estimated to be up to 121 ft (37 m), with a weight equivalent to 12 African elephants. Only the blue whale is heavier.

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