40 Dino Facts – Everything You Need To Know About Dinosaurs

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26Saturn’s rings

Saturn’s rings are younger than the dinosaurs as they were likely formed just 100 million years ago.


27. The dinosaurs far pre-date Betelgeuse, one of the brightest and most famous stars in the night sky. In fact, the star was born around the same time as pre-humans walked the Earth.


28. Dinosaurs had giant fleas with beaks the size of modern syringe needles.


29. There is a giant limestone wall in Bolivia that has over 5000 dinosaur footprints on it. The 462 tracks were made by 8 species over 68 million years ago.


30. After the extinction of the dinosaurs, there was a turtle (Carbonemys) that was the size of a car and could eat crocodiles.


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31Beelzebufo

Beelzebufo, also known as the Frog From Hell, is the largest known frog species to have ever lived. Its diet may have included juvenile dinosaurs.


32. Dinosaurs never stepped foot in Florida. The peninsula was submerged underwater until millions of years after they existed.


33. Dinosaurs were neither warm nor cold-blooded, instead "mesothermic" or in between.


34. Scientists have discovered soft tissue from dinosaurs (blood vessels, red blood cells, and more), that has been preserved for 70 million years.


35. One of Mongolia's national treasures is a fossil of a Velociraptor and Protoceratops locked in combat.


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36Dracorex

There is a dinosaur named Dracorex hogwartsia, meaning "Dragon King of Hogwarts" because its skull looks like a dragon's.


37. It's a mystery why so many birds and dinosaur fossils exhibit a 'death pose'. The characteristic posture consisting of head thrown back, tail extended, and mouth wide open.


38. Under modern scientific classification dinosaurs are not considered extinct, and instead, live among us as birds.


39. Australia's outback hosts the world's only known record of a dinosaur stampede, featuring well over 100 unique sets of footprints.


40. Flowers didn't exist until dinosaurs and mammals were already roaming the earth.

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