There are a lot of interesting and strange things about dinosaurs. They were reptiles that went extinct millions of years ago, yet we know a lot about them today. There are so many unusual facts about these prehistoric creatures that it can be hard to keep track of them all. For example, did you know that the largest lizard on record is the Komodo dragon? Or that a type of dinosaur called the Triceratops had three horns on its head and was probably very aggressive? We’ll look at some strange facts about these ancient animals – such as What Dinosaur Has 500 Teeth?! Read on for more and check out our article on why there are no giant lizards today for even more information about these fascinating creatures.
Which And What Dinosaur Has 500 Teeth?
The Stegosaurus was the largest of all the dinosaurs, but which one had the most teeth? The correct answer is the Tyrannosaurus Rex, or T-Rex. This dinosaur had around 1,000 teeth in its lifetime, and new teeth grew to replace the old ones. Stegosaurus had only around 76 teeth in her lifetime. This is one of the weirdest facts about these ancient reptiles, and one that we’ll never truly understand. Researchers believe that the T-Rex evolved this many teeth because she had a very fast metabolism, meaning she needed to eat a lot to fuel her body. This might seem strange for such a large and powerful predator, but she may have used those teeth to chew down on and crack the bones of her prey to get at the nutritious marrow inside.
T-Rex Was Not the Fastest Dinosaur
Another interesting fact about T-Rex is that she wasn’t the fastest dinosaur. Scientists have calculated the top speed of T-Rex and found that she could run as fast as 35 miles per hour. This is faster than many humans can run, but it isn’t very fast compared to other dinosaurs. Stegosaurus could run at up to 30 miles per hour, which is much faster than T-Rex and around the same speed as Usain Bolt when he set the 100 metres world record! The Stegosaurus was the fastest dinosaur ever recorded. Stegosaurus and T-Rex were both large and heavy, but the Stegosaurus had a much longer and skinnier body than T-Rex. This meant that the Stegosaurus could run much faster because she had less force to push against the ground.
Dinosaurs Had Weird Bodies
Another strange fact about dinosaurs is that their bodies were very different to humans and other modern animals. The Stegosaurus had a tiny head, a large body, and two very long and thin legs. If you were to meet a Stegosaurus, you would be forgiven for thinking it was a type of tree. Stegosaurus had tiny arms but two huge and powerful legs that could run incredibly fast. Scientists think that Stegosaurus used her long and powerful legs to defend herself against predators. The Stegosaurus would run towards the attacker, push her sharp and powerful spines into the enemy and then run away. Stegosaurus was the first dinosaur that we knew of that had hollow bones. This is quite common in birds, but rare in reptiles. It is thought that Stegosaurus may have evolved hollow bones because they were so large and bulky. This would have helped make her lighter and quicker.
Science Confirmed What Dinosaurs Looked Like
Another strange fact about dinosaurs is that we have to rely on scientists to confirm what they looked like. There are no pictures or drawings of dinosaurs, and they are all extinct now. Scientists have been trying to find out what dinosaurs actually looked like for decades, and the best bet has always been to examine their closest relatives. Stegosaurus had a close relative called Brontosaurus, but many scientists thought that Brontosaurus looked different to Stegosaurus. This is because Brontosaurus is the scientific name for a different type of dinosaur called Apatosaurus. Scientists still aren’t sure why the Brontosaurus name was changed, but they now agree that they are the same dinosaur. This means that scientists think Stegosaurus was a large dinosaur that had a very long neck, two very small legs and a powerful tail. This is how we know what Stegosaurus looked like.
Scientists Know A Lot About How Dinosaurs Sounds
Another strange fact about dinosaurs is that scientists know a lot about how they sounded. This is thanks to a type of dinosaur called the Troodon. This dinosaur was closely related to birds, and scientists can use the sounds that birds make to work out what Troodon sounded like. Stegosaurus and T-Rex were both reptiles, which are not closely related to birds, so their sounds are harder to work out. Scientists can use the sound of bone to work out how dinosaurs sounded, and they can also use their anatomy to work out what they sounded like. Stegosaurus had a large and powerful tail that could be smacked against the ground, almost like a whip. Scientists think that Stegosaurus used her long tail to make booming sounds that could be heard from miles away. It is believed that these sounds were used to show other Stegosaurus where she was and to attract mates.
There are so many strange facts about dinosaurs that it is hard to know where to begin. We’ve seen that dinosaurs had weird bodies, strange sounds and unusual teeth – the only thing we haven’t talked about is what dinosaurs actually ate! All dinosaurs were meat eaters and had different diets depending on the species. We’ve seen that the Stegosaurus may have eaten leaves and small shoots, but T-Rex was a fearsome hunter that ate other dinosaurs, lizards and much more. T-Rex was one of the largest and scariest dinosaurs ever discovered, but she may have also been one of the first dinosaurs to go extinct. This is because scientists believe that the evolution of birds killed off the dinosaurs, and T-Rex was the last of her kind.