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Dinosaur facts 

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What were dinosaurs?

Dinosaurs were reptiles that lived between 65 and 200 million years ago. They all died out 65 million years ago. 


What did dinosaurs eat?

Herbivores were dinosaurs that ate only plants, such as Diplodocus or Triceratops. Carnivores were dinosaurs that ate only meat, such as Tyrannosaurus Rex or Baryonix.


The Longest Dinosaur

The longest dinosaur was Seismosaurus, which measured over 40 metres, as long as five double-decker buses.


The Most Brainy Dinosaur

One of the cleverest dinosaurs was Troodon. It had a brain the same size as a a dog or cat..


The Fastest Running Dinosaur

The fastest dinosaurs were the ornithomimids, which could run at speeds of up to 60 kilometres per hour.


The Fiercest Dinosaur

Utahraptor that was probably the fiercest of all. It was about 7 metres long and was a very powerful carnivore.