We all see various types of dinosaurs as the majestic giants that were in charge a long long time ago. Nonetheless, smaller dinosaurs also crawled all over. Let’s get right to the major types, sizes, and what made each of them distinct from the other.
The Dinosaur: A Hypsilophodon
Hypsilophodon Foxii, if we take a clear look was the first-ever dinosaur type to roam the face of the earth. Uniquely, he was the first. This plant-feeding, ‘cute’ animal was first discovered in 1849, seven years after Sir Richard Owen termed these animals ‘Dinosaurs.’ The Hypsilophodon was mistaken for the Iguanodon initially, but the further discovery of the additional skeletons it possesses made it a distinct animal. Its size and special abilities erased the misperception that all dinosaurs were clumsy giants.
Few reptiles lack teeth, but this dinosaur had them in abundance glued to the back of its jaw, strong enough to hold as much food during grinding.
Types Of Dinosaurs: The Aggressive And Huge Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Contrary to what we popularly know of the Tyrannosaurus rex as one of the types of dinosaurs who were an unwieldy brute, and popped onto the scene years ago. This dinosaur was grandly designed. But like other beasts who feed on their prey, its deadly instinct was wild than that of a lion.
Like other Theropods, Tyrannosaurus rex. Walked on two legs. They never walked upright as Homo sapiens, who do this with the aid of their spinal cord being erected; instead, their spinal column was horizontal with the ground and made locomotion stress free.
Most theropods had their eyes set into their skulls, restricting their vision. This was never so for the T. rex since it had a clear and sharp 3-D view. Together with their eyes placed distinctly behind the skull.
A quick question, what attributes of the different types of dinosaurs excites you? Be honest. If you answered that truthfully, then it’s the super-sized ones. And I’m thrilled to tell you that the long-neck sauropods would interest you the most.
The Sauropods (“lizard feet”) are the largest type of dinosaur and land animals ever recorded in human history. With remains on every other continent, sauropods are not hard to recognize and also by their extensively long necks and tails.
Our Metacarpals and Metatarsals; bones found in our palms and feet’s respectively, were bones found in the toes of the Sauropods, and also help support their weight.
Their long necks designed to scan the surroundings for food made the sauropods distinct from other dinosaurs. They love to swing their necks, allowing them easy access to large area views in search for food without moving so much.
Types Of Dinosaurs: The Albertaceratops
The Albertaceratops Nesmoi got a little or no attention as other dinosaurs that progressed at the Mesozoic Era; because they got discovered late. They possessed horns about 3ft long, perfectly fit few inches above their eyebrows. Research showed that dinosaurs 12 million years older than the Albertaceratops had larger horns, and the ones after them had smaller horns. This evolutional trend is what evolutionists like to call a middle step.