Dinosaur Facts: 80 Mind Blowing Facts About Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs Facts

The name of the oldest dinosaur is called Eoraptor which means dawn stealer and this name was given because it walked through the dawn of the Dinosaur age.

Scientist discovered a recent fossil of a dinosaur in Madagascar that is 230 million years old.

Dinosaurs lived and ruled the earth for 165 million years and humans reigned on earth only 2 million years.

Dinosaur’s structures are divided between saurichian or lizard hipped and ornithischian or bird hipped.

Saurichian or lizard hipped dinosaur bones are pointed forward and ornithischian or bird hipped dinosaur bones are pointed backwards.

Dinosaur extinction was caused by the meteorite effect that hit on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico region that happened 65.5 million years ago.

The 6 mile diameter meteorite caused 112 mile wide crater that created shockwaves around the globe and made dinosaur extinct.

Only sharks, jellyfish, fish, scorpions, birds, insects, snakes, turtles, lizards and crocodiles has Survived during the meteorite effect that caused the dinosaur’s extinction.

The meteorite effect that caused the dinosaur extinction is called the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event.

Apart from the Cretaceous-Tretiary extinction event, the Scientists came up with many different theories for the mass extinction of dinosaurs.