Did all the huge prehistoric animals were dinosaurs?
Did some dinosaurs fly and swim?
Were all dinosaurs huge?
Did the prehistoric man lived alongside dinosaurs?
All dinosaurs lived in the same period?
Did all dinosaurs died?
Why dinosaurs were a loss?
Do you know the answers to these questions about dinosaurs? Do not rely on images from popular movies or cartoons with dinosaurs because they are often wrong.
1. Not all the huge prehistoric animals were dinosaurs.
Many animals have existed in the Mesozoic with dinosaurs. Some were very close related to dinosaurs, such as pterosaur (belonging to the Order of Archosauria
as dinosaurs). Birds, however, are dinosaurs! Other animals, like Dimetrodon, which lived in the Palaeozoic era before dinosaurs there are closer relatives to us, than the dinosaurs!
2. There were no flying dinosaurs or swimming.
All dinosaurs lived on land; none of them lived in the water or flew (until birds appeared) Not even the flying pterosaurs or the swimming ichthyosaurs were not dinosaurs, although they were nearly related. Some advanced carnivorous dinosaurs have in fact developed feathers and evolved into birds.
3. Not all dinosaurs were huge.
There have been a lot of small and medium-sized dinosaurs. The smallest dinosaur was the size of a baby chicken!
4. Humans did not coexist with dinosaurs (except birds).
Although human image while hunting dinosaurs is well established in fiction, is far from being correct. People have not evolved until after 65 million years after the disappearance of dinosaurs. Birds on the other part are the only surviving dinosaurs that have manage to evolve . Dinosaurs and people are very well separated in terms of geological time.
5. Dinosaurs have not all lived in the same period.
Dinosaurs have ruled Earth for 165 million years. Different kinds of dinosaurs have existed in different periods. Species of dinosaurs have evolved and have been extinguished during the Mesozoic period. In the Triassic, early dinosaurs were small, and most species have perished at the end of the Triassic. In the Jurassic period, many new species have evolved from dinosaurs who survived the Triassic period, including the huge sauropods (such as Apatosaurus and Seismosaurus),
Allosaurus and Stegosaurus, to remember only a few of them. Dinosaurs reached their height diversity during Cretaceous. Despite the popular image that shows the exact opposite, Stegosaurus never met with Tyrannosaurus.
6. Not all dinosaurs have died 65 million years ago.
Most groups of dinosaurs were extinct long before the mass extinction from 65 million years ago. Dinosaurs that have remained have perished during this period, but many species of birds have survived.
7. Dinosaurs were not a loss.
Different types of dinosaurs have lived all over the Earth for 165 million years. In comparison, humans have been around for almost one million years. In the survival of the geologic time, dinosaurs were long-term animals, and probably birds that live now are their descendants.