7 fun facts about dinosaurs
There have been dinosaurs on Earth for approximately 245 million years.
The term Dinosauria was coined by the English naturalist Sir Richard Owen in 1842. It comes from deinos, which means “fearfully great,” and sauros, which means “lizard.”
There are dinosaur fossils on all seven continents.
About 66 million years ago, all dinosaurs except for birds went extinct.
The number of extinct dinosaur species is roughly 700.
Due to the fact that modern birds share an ancestor with non-avian dinosaurs, they qualify as dinosaurs.
There were many physical characteristics that dinosaurs evolved into, including modern birds.