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Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Birds
by: Christian C., Grade: 2


In 1820, the first dinosaur was discovered. The remians were huge. They seemed to be of a large plant-eater. Then no one knew about dinosaurs. Then, in 1825, Sir Richard Owen exzamened the bones, and he saw something that would introdus the world to a new breed of Reptile. He named the group ''Dinosaurs,'' meaning ''Terrible Lizard.'' He named the large plant-eater Cetiosaurus or ''Whale Lizard.'' In 1889 Edward Drinker Cope found a shin bone that belonged to a swift plant-eater that ran on its hind legs. He named it Dryosaurus whitch means ''Tree Lizard.'' Found with Dryosaurus was the first Theropod discovered in the world. It was named ''The Tyrant of the Jurassic,'' Allosaurus. In 1902, Barnum brown found the largest Carnivore ever found in North America, Tyrannosaurus Rex. Tyrannosaurus Rex is known as ''T-rex'' for short. T-rex has the most powerful bite of any dinosaur. But, T-rex is not ''King of the dinosaurs.'' In 1996 Paul Sereno found the largest dinosaur ever eat meat. It was named Carcharodontosaurus. But what about the decendents of the birds? In 1850, some British miners were looking for gold, but they found something else. It was the fossil of the most well preserved bird in the world. The name was Archaeopteryx. But what about the missing link? In 2000, Scott Sampson and Kathryn Forester found the missing link. It had the body of a raptor and the wings of a bird. In was named Rahonavis. Just when time was running out for them, the dinosaurs created the most beautiful thing to ever fly in the skies.


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