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Fun Facts about Dinosaurs

General Knowledge | 7-14 yrs | Animation, Video

10 Interesting Facts about Dinosaurs

  1. The word dinosaur means terrible lizard and comes from Greek.
  2. Scientists divided dinosaurs into two groups according to the shape of their hip bones.
  3. They were called lizard hipped (or saurischian) or bird hipped (or ornithischian).
  4. The heaviest dinosaur was Brachiosaurus. Its weight was equivalent to 17 African elephants.
  5. There has been much speculation about this, as one more dinosaur Argentinosaurus is assumed by scientists to be bigger and heavier.
  6. There is also an asteroid in the solar system named after Brachiosaurus.
  7. Megalosaurus was the first dinosaur to be formally named, in 1824.
  8. Ashok Sahni, famous Indian paleontologist, discovered one of the earliest known dinosaurs- Rajasaurus narmadensis- from the banks of river Narmada. He also discovered the country’s earliest known bird fossil- the Vastanavis.
  9. The Dinosaur Provincial Park in Canada is considered as the world’s greatest dinosaur graveyard as nearly 40 kinds of dinosaurs have been found there.
  10. The dinosaur wall in Utah (Western USA) has hundreds of dinosaur fossils on a ledge of sloping rock.

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