Scientists believe that the earth looked much different during the dinosaur's lifetime than it does today; at the advent of dinosaur life, all of the landmass on earth made up one single super continent known as Pangea. ... More »

Dinosaurs existed during the Mesozoic Era, first appearing around 230 million years ago and dying out about 65 million years ago. However, scientists largely agree that birds are the direct descendants of dinosaurs. If s... More »

Though scientists haven't yet found a true dinosaur that lived in the water, there were aquatic animals that lived at the time of the dinosaurs and are considered dinosaur-like. Some of their names are Plesiosaurus, Elas... More »

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. More »

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One of the smartest dinosaurs was the Troodon, which was 6.5 feet long but had a brain-to-body ratio similar to that of a modern bird or mammal. The dumbest dinosaur was the stegosaurus, its brain was the size of a walnu... More »

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Some fun names of dinosaurs are Spinosaurus, Iguanodon, Triceratops and Allosaurus. Spinosaurus or spine lizard, lived in what is now North Africa nearly 100 million years ago. It gets its name from the huge spines that ... More »

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Fun facts about dinosaurs for kids start with the name "dinosaur." This name means "terrible lizard" and comes from the Greek language. They walked the earth for 160 million years during the Mesozoic Era, the Age of Dino... More »

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