Dinosaur Facts: 80 Mind Blowing Facts About Dinosaurs

Facts About Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs have walked on all continents and even in Antarctica.

The first Stegosaurus bones were found in Colorado, so the state’s nickname is Stegosaurus state.

Mosasaurs, ichthyosaurs, pterosaurs and plesiosaurs are actually hip structured reptiles but not dinosaurs.

Most of the dinosaurs are human sized and large bones are easy to fossil so, they antiquated.

The long 45 foot tail of dinosaurs will keep them balanced while running.

In 1842, the British paleontologist Richard Owen derived the word Dinosaur for these reptiles.

All the dinosaur reptiles hatch eggs and 40 different species of dinosaur eggs were unearthed.

The first dinosaurs were human sized and smaller that walked during Triassic period that is 230 million years ago.

During the Jurassic and Cretaceous period the huge dinosaurs known as Brachiosaurus and Triceratops appeared.

The oldest dinosaur discovered is Eoraptor and almost the size of a German shepherd.