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Copyright © 2014 Paul Andrews The right of Paul Andrews to be identified as author of this book has been asserted in accordance with section 77 and 78 of the Copyrights Designs and Patents Act 1988. Facts Dinosaurs lived for about 135 million years, from the Jurassic period to the Cretaceous period. The word Dinosaur means ‘terrible lizard’! The group of animals which Dinosaurs belong to is called ‘Dinosauria’ which was formally recognised in 1842 by palaeontologist Sir Richard Owen. While scientists can never be 100% sure they believe one of the largest dinosaurs ever to have lived was the ‘Argentinosaurus’, which weighed up to 100000 kilograms!
The Brachiosaurus was so large it is thought it might have had two hearts so they were able to pump blood up their long necks. The Triceratops actually means ‘Three horned face’. Originally it was thought the largest carnivore was the Tyrannosaurus, but now it is thought to be the Giganotosaurus. The Tyrannosaurus Rex, it is believed had a lifespan of 25-28 years. The Diplodocus was an herbivore, and it is believed to have weighed around 18 tonne, that’s a lot of plants per day to eat! Scientists now believe that birds descended from the Theropod Dinosaur (which means beast-footed) The Supersaurus was discovered in 1972, and its name means ’super lizard’.
The Pterodactyl was not actually a Dinosaur, despite popular belief, but was in fact a flying reptile. The Apatosaurus had nostrils on top of its head, allowing it to breath while its mouth/head was underwater. It is thought that the T-Rex could eat up to 500 pounds (that’s 230 kilograms) of meat in just one bite! The Corythosaurus was a crested ‘duck-billed’ dinosaur. Its name means ‘Helmet Lizard’. The Diplodocus is believed to be the longest of the land animals but not the heaviest. Most of its length was in its tail!