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Video: Dinosaur Myth Busted - Dinosaurs are lizards

The word dinosaur comes from the Greek terms dienos (terrible) and sauros (lizard).

Makes sense:

  • “terrible”
  • “lizard.”

Not really. In fact, dinosaurs are not lizards.

Dinosaurs are their own category of animal, most closely related to birds and crocodiles. They come from a group of reptiles called Archosauromorphs. Lizards come from a distantly related reptile group called Lepidosauromorphs. The difference? Well, you’d have to look at the skulls of these animals and start counting fenestrae…or holes in the various skull bones.

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