To say the least, dinosaurs were very fascinating animals. We have compiled a list of dinosaur facts that you may find quite interesting.
1. The oldest dinosaur fossils found on Earth are about 230 million years old.
2. Roughly 700 species of Dinosaurs have been named. Estimates suggest that there could be as many as 700 to 900 more species of Dinosaurs yet to be discovered.
3. The average dinosaur was about the size of an elephant but some dinosaurs were as small as chickens.
4. The largest dinosaurs were over 100 feet long.
5. Some dinosaurs had feathers.
6. When dinosaurs first appeared, the Earth’s continents were still connected. This supercontinent was called Pangea.
7. The word “dinosaur” was coined by Sir Richard Owen. Dinosaur means ‘terrible lizard’.
8. While multiple theories exist, it is still unknown how dinosaurs became extinct.
9. At the time of the dinosaurs extinction, nearly 50% of all animal species also became extinct.