Question: Where did the dinosaurs come from and when did they live?

Dinosaurs lived on all of the continents. At the beginning of the age of dinosaurs (during the Triassic Period, about 230 million years ago), the continents were arranged together as a single supercontinent called Pangea. During the 165 million years of dinosaur existence this supercontinent slowly broke apart.

Where did dinosaurs come from?

The upshot: The earliest dinosaurs originated and diverged in what is now South America before trekking across the globe more than 220 million years ago when the continents were assembled into one gargantuan landmass called Pangea.

When did dinosaurs live from?

66 million years ago Non-bird dinosaurs lived between about 245 and 66 million years ago, in a time known as the Mesozoic Era. This was many millions of years before the first modern humans, Homo sapiens, appeared. Scientists divide the Mesozoic Era into three periods: the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous.

Who created the dinosaurs?

Sir Richard Owen Sir Richard Owen: The man who invented the dinosaur. The Victorian scientist who coined the word dinosaur has been honoured with a plaque at the school he attended as a child.

What would a dinosaur taste like?

So yes, chicken (a dinosaur) tastes like chicken. Crocodilians (like alligators), which share a common ancestor with dinosaurs, also kind of taste like chicken.

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