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Dinosaurs are the most common fossils to the general public and, especially children, often know these extinct animals better than living ones.
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The strange literary phenomenon called science fiction has contributed to the popularity of dinosaurs, but cinema, television, and the toy industry have also taken over their image.
This fact has produced greater scientific awareness among people. Still, it brought some negative aspects related to the deformations and the many false opinions with which the phenomenon has been presented.
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Among them is the one that considers these animals as a danger to cavemen: the dinosaurs, on the other hand, became extinct long before the appearance of man on Earth.
It is also exaggerated that dinosaurs were always enormous in size and bloodthirsty birds of prey. In contrast, in reality, many of them were as small as turkeys, and the larger ones were mainly herbivores shy and docile as sheep.
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This does not mean that there were no wild species among them, starting with the terrible Tyrannosaurus rex, the largest carnivore on Earth that ever existed, which spread terror and destruction in its path.
Some herbivores did not reach enormous dimensions, such as the famous Brachiosaurus, which measured as long as three buses lined up and must have weighed about fifty tons.
Moreover, not all the magnificent animals that lived in that distant geological time were dinosaurs. There were, equally, gigantic in size, flying forms such as pterosaurs (or reptiles with wings) and marine structures such as ichthyosaurs (or reptile fish) as well as plesiosaurs with long necks and fin-shaped limbs.
Part of the responsibility for so many misconceptions about this group of extinct animals dates back to the 19th century when it received the name “Dinosauria” from the famous English anatomist Richard Owen.
At that time, only some of the larger forms were known, and Owen imposed a name consisting of two Greek words: deinos, meaning “huge” and sauros meaning “lizard” or “reptile”.
When an increasing number of smaller and more significant forms were discovered, it was seen that the name was no longer appropriate. Still, it was not necessary to change it because deinos also means “terrible” in Greek.
The dinosaurs became, in this way, “terrible reptilians”. Even many of them did not frighten anyone, as they were busy all day long, with the head down, grazing the grass of the swampy areas where they lived for satisfying the dietary needs of a body of colossal dimensions.