Sunday, March 17, 2013

Fact of the Day: Dinosauria

Dinosaurs got their name from the British scientist Richard Owen in the 19th century. He derived them from Greek words meaning "terrible lizard". 

13 comments:

Kay said...

I did know what dinosaurs meant just because I taught 1st grade and they LOVED dinosaurs. They could pronounce the different names better than their parents.

Bob Bushell said...

Cutesaurs, that's what I would call them.

Unknown said...

oh! i knew this one , i was obsessed with dinosaurs as a child (as many other...)

Dana said...

I never knew this. Thanks. ☺

Pat Hatt said...

They may take offense to that haha

Anonymous said...

hi Adam, I think he named that one right!

Emmylou said...

Dinos rock!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I wish I could go back in time to get a glimpse of them.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaand I knew ths one! Yahoo!
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betty said...

Mr. Owens looks a little ominious in this picture of him :) Indeed, I do believe certain dinosaurs could be considered terrible lizards; good name for them!

betty

MEcoy said...

thats very interesting never heard of that,
well it suits the name then

DEZMOND said...

nice info, never knew that!

de engineur said...

no wonder all dinosaurs are imagined to have the shape of a lizard