30 Amazing facts about Dinosaur
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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.
 For 165 million years, life on Earth was dominated by the most spectacular animals that have ever existed the dinosaurs.
 Dinosaurs were a diverse and successful group of reptiles that dominated life on land for about 140 million years.
 The first dinosaur found in Antarctica was the ankylosaur Antarctopelta.
 Scientists once thought that the first animals evolved about 542 million years ago at the start of the Cambrian Period.
 The first theropods evolved in the late Triassic Period, about 230 million years ago, and were small, lightly built animals.
 The age of dinosaurs began 230 million years ago, during the Triassic Period.
 The Mesozoic Era ended 66 million years ago with a mass extinction event that eliminated all dinosaurs except the birds.
 It may have been caused by the impact of a giant asteroid in what is now Mexico.
 At the same time, huge volcanoes were erupting in India, and the combination must have had catastrophic effects on the climate.
 800 species of dinosaurs have been named by scientists.
 The biggest sauropod dinosaurs could weigh as much as 13 elephants.
 The largest dinosaur egg was the size of a basketball, the egg was larger to win, its shell was thicker.
 first carnivorous dinosaurs originated, followed by vegetarian dinosaurs
 mostly dinosaurs were vegetarians
 The triceratops dinosaur’s skull was the largest, its skull was 2 meters long.
 One fossil site in China has yielded more than 7,000 dinosaur bones.
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 Mosasaurus was a powerful predator that lived at the very end of the age of dinosaurs.
 Pterodactylus was a warm-blooded, furry-bodied animal that probably flew as well as a bird.
 FOSSIL REMAINS TELL US THAT THE BIGGEST PTEROSAUR WAS THE SIZE OF A SMALL PLANE, WITH AN AMAZING 39 FT (12 M) Mosasaurus WINGSPAN.
 The tyrannosaurs were the most deadly hunters of the entire 165-million-year Mesozoic Era of the age of dinosaurs.
 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.
 Tyrannosaurs weighed as much as an adult male African elephant.
 TYRANNOSAURUS HAD THE MOST POWERFUL BITE OF ANY LAND ANIMAL THAT HAS EVER LIVED AT LEAST FOUR TIMES THE STRENGTH OF AN ALLIGATOR’S.
 More than 30 fossil Tyrannosaurus specimens have been discovered.
 80 percent, or more, of all known dinosaurs
 All the dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Era except the very earliest species belonged to two main groups known as the ornithischians and saurischians.
 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.
 Triceratops itself was one of the last giant dinosaurs to roam the Earth.
 Heterodontosaurus had several different types of teeth, which may have enabled it to eat both animals and plants.
 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.