Five Dinosaur Myths That You Probably Thought Were True


How much do you know about dinosaurs? If you’re still relying on what you learned in grade school — and saw in Hollywood classics like „Jurassic Park“ — you’ve got dinosaurs all wrong.

By Jaqueline HowardHuffington Post

Yes, the scientific understanding of dinosaurs — and dinosaur behavior — has changed drastically in recent years.

„‚Jurassic Park‘ fossilized an image of scaly dinosaurs in our imagination,“ Brian Switek, dinosaur expert and author of the book My Beloved Brontosaurus, told The Huffington Post in an email. „Despite scores of fluffy and fuzzy dinosaur fossils, many people still prefer the scabrous, reptilian versions they grew up with. Nostalgia’s great, but paleontology has kept altering our perceptions of what dinosaurs were like in the 20 years since Spielberg’s classic film.“

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