Questions About Dinosaurs

By | February 25th, 2023|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Everything Dinosaur team members have been asked to compile a short list of questions about dinosaurs by a researcher for a UK national radio programme. The researcher read the recent Everything Dinosaur blog article about the discovery of a large, tridactyl dinosaur footprint in Yorkshire and contacted the company with the request.

To read Everything Dinosaur’s recent blog post about the Yorkshire dinosaur footprint: Yorkshire Dinosaur Makes Its Mark.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We are delighted to help out and devise some dinosaur themed questions. Usually we are the ones being asked questions about prehistoric animals, by dinosaur fans of all ages. It makes a nice change to turn the tables.”

Questions about Dinosaurs
The questions compiled by pupils at Mayfield Primary. Normally, it is Everything Dinosaur team members who get asked questions about dinosaurs and prehistoric animals. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Questions About Dinosaurs

As requested by the radio station researcher, we have compiled a list of questions on dinosaurs.

  • The word “dinosaur” or to be technically correct the “Dinosauria” was first coined by a British scientist in the early 1840s – who was it?
  • What does the term dinosaur actually mean?
  • Tyrannosaurus rex is perhaps the most famous dinosaur of all, in what year was T. rex formally, scientifically described?
  • Dinosaur fossils are found in rock formations that were laid down during three geological time periods – one of these periods is called the Jurassic – hence the movie “Jurassic Park” but what are the names of the other two geological periods associated with the dinosaurs?
  • What was the name of the first dinosaur to be scientifically described?
  • The world’s first life-size dinosaur models are still in existence, but where in the world would you have to travel to if you wanted to see them?

The answers and accompanying notes will be prepared and made available to the researcher.

To view models and replicas of prehistoric animals including dinosaurs: Prehistoric Animal and Dinosaur Models.