10 Fun Facts About Dinosaurs

1. The word dinosaur comes from the Greek language and means ‘terrible lizard’. (source)

2. Dinosaurs lived on all the continents, including Antarctica. (source)

3. Dinosaurs may have ended up massive, but they all came from eggs. (source)

4. Birds descended from a type of dinosaurs known as theropods. (source).

5. Dinosaurs dominated Earth for over 165 million years. Humans have been around for only 2 million years. (source)

6. The dinosaur with the longest name was the Micropachycephalosaurus, which means tiny, thick headed lizard. (source)

7. The first dinosaur to be named was the Megalosaurus in 1824. (source)

8. No one knows exactly how long a dinosaur’s lifespan was. Some scientists speculate some dinosaurs lived for as long as 200 years. (source)

9. A person who studies dinosaurs is known as a paleontologist. (source)

10. The first dinosaurs were carnivores, or meat eaters. Later herbivores (plant eaters) and omnivores (both meat and plant eaters) appeared. (source)