How Many Dinosaur Facts Can We Fit in Your Brain?
The topic of dinosaurs is so incredibly broad that very few dinosaur lovers can possibly know all of the dinosaur facts out there. Once in a while here at DinoPit however, I will drop in with 10 Dinosaur Facts that every dinosaur lover should know and hopefully your brain will soon be stuffed full of as much awesome dinosaur information as mine is.
10 Awesome Dinosaur Facts
1. There are currently over 700 named dinosaur species that have been discovered to date and paleontologists believe that we are only just scratching the surface.
2. Amphicoelias fragillimus is the heaviest and longest dinosaur to be discovered to date. This giant Sauropod weighed in at 122.4 t and measured between 130–200 feet long.
3. The largest dinosaur skeleton to ever be mounted in a museum is that of Brachiosaurus.
4. Troodon is believed to have been the most intelligent dinosaur based upon it’s EQ (encephalization quotient.) EQ is a ratio between actual brain mass and predicted brain mass of an animal based upon its physical size.
5. Dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurs may well have had downy fur as young hatchlings. See the news article on Yutyrannus for more on this fact.
6. Although Plesiosaurs are often referred to as dinosaurs, they are actually marine reptiles. The biggest known Plesiosaur was Elasmosaurus.
7. Contrary to popular belief, paleontologists primarily classify dinosaurs as Ornithischian and Saurischian rather than carnivores and herbivores.
8. Spinosaurus goes down as being one of the longest and one of the heaviest Theropods. Spinosaurus measured around 46 feet long and weighed in at between 12 and 19 tons. Giganotosaurus had a maximum length of around 46 feet as well but weighed in at much less.
9. Dinosaurs and mammals coexisted; however, there is no evidence that “cavemen” ever existed alongside dinosaurs.
10. Dinosaurs thrived on Earth for more than 150 million years.
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