Science Facts about Dinosaurs


23 Nov Science Facts about Dinosaurs

The word dinosaur comes from the Greek language and means ‘terrible lizard’.

Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for over 160 million years

Rather than being carnivores (meat eaters), the largest dinosaurs such as the Brachiosaurus and Apatosaurus were actually herbivores (plant eaters).

  • The first dinosaur to be formally named was the Megalosaurus, back in 1824.
  • A person who studies dinosaurs is known as a paleontologist.


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