Dinosaur bones were discovered in 1677. People thought they were some kind of elephant. In 1842, after several huge, strange fossils were discovered Sir Richard Owen realized the creatures were an unknown species and called them Dinosauria, which he coined from the Greek word deinos which means terrible and sauros which means lizard. So it was then that the dinosauria were known as the terrible lizards.
Artists who drew dinosaurs back in those times made them bigger and more like giant lizards, that is because they thought they were giant lizards. But we know that even though some dinosaurs look sort of like some lizards, they aren't lizards at all. They belong to a special group of creature called Archosauria.
Everybody wants to know more about Dinosaurs. You can find a
whole heap of information about Dinosaurs at your local library.
For instance, did you know that some dinosaurs could fly?
Well it's true ! And not all Dinosaurs were giants.
Some were as small as chickens. If you're really interested in finding more information about Dinosaurs on the internet, here are acouple of links that I know you will find fun and interesting.
If you would like to have some fun now.....
...Click on the Little Green Dinosaur---->>>
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