10 July 2013

"The Great Dinosaur Discoveries" by Darren Naish

In reading this book I had a grand realization: most of our misconceptions about which dinosaurs lived and ate which other dinosaurs is because we know dinosaurs better by the order they were discovered than the order in which they lived. For example, ankylosaurus and stegosaurus died off long before tyrannosaurus-rex started chomping stuff.

Interesting tidbit: A man was sent out to find a triceratop but came back with a t-rex. His sponsors were shocked and elated.

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