An herbivorous dinosaur is a dinosaur that only eats plants. The majority of dinosaur species were herbivores, including the brachiosaurus, stegosaurs, triceratops, astrodon, ankylosaurus and ornithopsis.Continue Reading
It has been suggested that approximately 65 percent of dinosaur species were herbivores, where roughly 35 percent were carnivores, or theropods. Examples of well-known carnivorous dinosaurs are the tyrannosaurus rex, or T-rex, and velociraptor. A very small number of dinosaur species were omnivores, meaning they ate both plants and animals. Most herbivorous dinosaurs were actually omnivores in a sense, because they often accidentally ingested small animals and insects when eating plants.
In all animal populations, there tend to be more herbivores than carnivores. More plant eaters are needed at the bottom of the food chain in order to supply food and energy to carnivores at the top of the food chain.Learn more about Dinosaurs
Most paleontologists believe that the Argentinosaurus was the largest dinosaur to have ever lived. It may have been the largest land animal to have ever existed.Full Answer >
Birds evolved from dinosaurs, and some dinosaurs were warm-blooded. Mammals existed at the same time as dinosaurs, and most dinosaurs were vegetarian. Many dinosaurs had some form of intelligence as well.Full Answer >
It is theoretically possible, though highly unlikely, that a dinosaur clone could be created. The idea that it's possible to clone a dinosaur using DNA preserved in amber was popularized by the movie Jurassic Park. This fictionalized version of the process made it seem like a relatively easy process, but in truth it's rather complex and improbable.Full Answer >
The tallest dinosaur is the Brachiosaurus brancai, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. It was 43 feet 6 inches tall. This skeleton is on display at the Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in Germany.Full Answer >