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:

  1. 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.

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  2. Cutesaurs, that's what I would call them.

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

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  4. I never knew this. Thanks. ☺

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  5. They may take offense to that haha

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  6. hi Adam, I think he named that one right!

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

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  8. 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

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

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

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