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Literally Just 24 Cool Dinosaur Facts

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“Velociraptors are a lot smaller than depicted in movies.” –MissJuliaXX

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“Many know dinosaurs likely had feathers also known as dino-fuzz. However, now many scientists are discovering that the feathers on many dinosaurs have likely been overdone as a result of the feather craze. ” –meatgrandma

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“We have not even begun to scratch the surface of how many dinosaurs there actually were. We are finding new species as often as every 2 weeks (I imagine this is not true at the moment with corona going on right now). I saw a movie at the Field Museum and I believe it said that we have only discovered 2% of all dinosaurs that have ever walked on earth. This was years ago so I imagine that number is different now but it’s crazy to think about just how long they were actually living on our planet. 165 millions years is a crazy number to wrap your brain around.” –Kitty-Katt123

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“There was an ultra-rare skeleton of a dinosaur called Spinosaurus that was the only one of its kind (not complete, but only evidence of it) and it got destroyed during ww2 when bombs fell on the museum in Germany. Only recently another intact skeleton has been found in North Africa. Which was more complete and gave some clues about where it lived and how it got so big (it was bigger than a T. rex).” –Heil-Sithis

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“Pterosaurs aren’t dinosaurs, Plesiosaurs aren’t dinosaurs, and Dimetrodon is not a dinosaur. In fact, Dimetrodon is a synapsid and is more closely related to humans than to dinosaurs.” –Binknbink

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“There is a Dinosaur named Yi Qi from the limestone deposits in China that has the exact same body plan as a Wyvern Dragon, complete with bat-like Wings and proves that flight evolved more than once in dinosaurs.” –Notarussian27

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T-rex didn’t have exposed teeth. It had full lip cover. they can be absolutely sure about this because the tooth enamel wouldn’t survive constant exposure. Most artists assumed a T-rex jaw would look like a crocodile jaw, but never considered that the croc’s teeth are protected by the water.” –CarpeCyprinidae

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“Dinosaurs such as T. Rex could produce infrasonic waves. You’d basically feel in your spine.” –277291


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“There’s a dinosaur that was discovered in Australia near a Qantas airport, so they named it Qantassaurus.” –80s90sGeek


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“Dinosaurs are a diverse group of reptiles of the clade Dinosauria. They first appeared during the Triassic period, between 243 and 233.23 million years ago, although the exact origin and timing of the evolution of dinosaurs is the subject of active research. They became the dominant terrestrial vertebrates after the Triassic–Jurassic extinction event 201.3 million years ago; their dominance continued through the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. The fossil record demonstrates that birds are modern feathered dinosaurs, having evolved from earlier theropods during the Late Jurassic epoch. As such, birds were the only dinosaur lineage to survive the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event approximately 66 million years ago. Dinosaurs can therefore be divided into avian dinosaurs, or birds; and non-avian dinosaurs, which are all dinosaurs other than birds.” – UnexpectedDinoLesson