There’s Always Room For More Dinosaur Facts
Back in the beginning of July I made a post entitled “10 Dinosaur Facts Every Dinosaur Lover Should Know.” So popular was that post among my readers that I will be adding on to it over time. So here are 10 more dinosaur facts every dinosaur lover should know!
10 More Awesome Dinosaur Facts
1. Velociraptor is believed to have been much more reminiscent of a 3 foot tall turkey as opposed to the media portrayals showing this dinosaur as being a much larger species.
2. Despite being ridiculously large, Sauropod’s eggs had maximum size constraints that could not be exceeded without compromising the structure of the egg. To add a quick lesson in egg structure here – the larger eggs are, the thicker the shell needs to be to support the egg structure. Thicker shells are not conducive to air flow which keeps unhatched dinosaur babies alive.
3. Megalosaurus was the first dinosaur to ever be named (in 1824,) unfortunately, many other dinosaurs were mistakenly identified as Megalosaurus at the time causing quite a lot of confusion.
4. Just like Plesiosaurs are not actually dinosaurs, Pterosaurs are not dinosaurs either. Pterosaurs are recognized as flying reptiles and not dinosaurs.
5. Despite being recognized as the most intelligent dinosaur in terms of encephalization quotients, Troodon intelligence has been compared to that of a modern day ostrich.
6. More than half of the dinosaurs we know today have been discovered in the last 20 years.
7. While large, Tyrannosaurus Rex is believed to have been able to maintain faster than expected speeds due to a lighter skeleton featuring honeycombed bones and large fenestrae in the skull.
8. Herbivores far outnumbered carnivores. One estimate puts the ration at 20:1.
9. Ankylosaurus was so heavily armored that even its eyelids were armored with bony plates.
10. A single back vertebrae from Amphicoelias fragillimus measured 8.8 ft long.
Want More Dinosaur Facts?
If you want to know even more awesome dinosaur facts then stay tuned for further installments of this article or just read over any one of the articles here at DinoPit and learn about any dinosaur species!