Monday, 8 July 2013

Did Dinosaurs really exists?

Having watched so many movies and cartoons on Dinosaurs- those huge reptile, i wondered if they ever truly existed. Did some findings and this is it: Did Dinosaurs Really Exist? Yes they did. Fossils of dinosaurs have been found all over the world, and their bones are displayed in museums. Their discovery began back in the 1820s, when Gideon Mantell, an English doctor, found some unusual teeth and bones in a quarry. By 1841, about nine types of these different reptiles had been uncovered, including two called Megalosaurus and Iguanodon. The name "Dinosauria," was coined by Dr Richard Owen, meaning “terrible lizard,” for this is what the huge bones made him think of. The major feature that really distinguishes dinosaurs from other reptiles (such as crocodiles) is the position of their limbs. Dinosaurs had posture that was fully erect, similar to that in mammals. Most other reptiles have limbs in a sprawling position. Dinosaurs would have moved like a cow, with the limbs supporting the body from beneath. Some were as small as chickens, and others were even smaller. While some dinosaurs were very large, weighing approximately 80 tons and standing 40 feet high! The average size of a dinosaur, however, was probably about that of a small horse. There are some scientists who believe a few dinosaurs may have survived in remote jungles. We are still discovering new species of animals and plants today in areas that have been too difficult to explore until now. Even natives in some countries describe beasts that fit with what might be a dinosaur. (facts curled from: