Every part Dinosaur workforce members have been requested by a Radio Two researcher to supply the questions for the “midnight mastermind” slot on the OJ Borg early morning radio present when the topic the presenter was being quizzed upon was dinosaurs!
We have been requested to suggest six questions from which the researcher would choose three to check the data of their colleague.
Questions About Dinosaurs
- The phrase “dinosaur” or to be technically right the “Dinosauria” was first coined by a British scientist within the early 1840s – who was it?
It was anatomist and biologist Richard Owen, later Sir Richard Owen, a Lancastrian who had been given the duty of creating sense of the large reptile fossils that had been discovered and studied over the previous couple of a long time. Richard Owen named and described a number of dinosaurs together with the primary long-necked dinosaur (sauropod) and he went onto assist set up what we now know because the London Pure Historical past Museum.
- What does the time period dinosaur really imply?
Dinosaur is from the traditional Greek (deinos) which implies “horrible” or “fearfully nice” and from (sauros) which implies lizard, so you’ve gotten “horrible lizards” or “fearfully nice lizards”. Nevertheless, dinosaurs aren’t intently associated to lizards.
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The radio presenter did rather well in a earlier “midnight mastermind” during which listener Neil requested questions concerning the movie “Predator”, so we thought it might be a good suggestion to set him query a few dinosaur which many individuals consider was the last word predator – Tyrannosaurus rex.
- Tyrannosaurus rex is maybe probably the most well-known dinosaur of all, in what yr was T. rex formally, scientifically described?
T. rex was first scientifically described again in 1905, by the American palaeontologist Henry Fairfield Osborn. The primary T. rex bone was described in 1883 and this was known as Monospondylus gigas (large, skinny vertebrae), fortunately scientific conference was overruled and Tyrannosaurus rex turned the accepted scientific identify.
The non-avian dinosaurs died out round 66 million years in the past (mya) throughout a mass extinction occasion that marked the tip of the Mesozoic Period.
- Dinosaur fossils are present in rock formations that have been laid down throughout three geological time durations – certainly one of these durations is named the Jurassic – therefore the film “Jurassic Park” however what are the names of the opposite two geological durations related to the dinosaurs?
The 2 different geological time durations related to the dinosaurs are the Triassic (251 mya – 201 mya) and the Cretaceous (145 mya – 66 mya). The primary dinosaurs developed within the Late Triassic maybe as early as 235 million years in the past. The non-avian dinosaurs turned extinct on the finish of the Cretaceous 66 mya.
- What was the identify of the primary dinosaur to be scientifically described?
Megalosaurus was the primary dinosaur to be scientifically described. It was named in 1824 by an English clergyman and geologist William Buckland. The Reverend William Buckland went on to grow to be Dean of Westminster Abbey. The Megalosaurus fossils that William Buckland studied might be seen in the present day, on show on the Oxford College Museum of Pure Historical past.
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- The world’s first life-size dinosaur fashions are nonetheless in existence, however the place on the planet would you need to journey to for those who needed to see them?
The primary, life-size dinosaur sculptures on the planet might be seen in Crystal Palace Park within the London Borough of Bromley. Initially commissioned as a part of the Nice Exhibition, the statues created by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins underneath the steerage of Sir Richard Owen, went on public show in 1854. The statues have Grade I listed constructing standing and the park is the world’s first dinosaur and prehistoric animal theme park, the unique “Jurassic Park”.
Solutions About Dinosaurs
The researcher chosen the query concerning the first dinosaur to be scientifically described, the query about Tyrannosaurus rex and eventually the query concerning the Crystal Palace dinosaurs.
The radio presenter scored zero out of three. To not fear, not everyone seems to be reduce out to be a palaeontologist.