There Were Billions of T-rexes, and 9 Other Things You Never Knew About Dinosaurs

There Were Billions of T-rexes, and 9 Other Things You Never Knew About Dinosaurs


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Not all dinosaurs have fearsome names. Take the Pantydraco. Fossils of this stupid dinosaur were discovered in Wales in 2003. These wee jerks were only three meters long.

“Ugh, look at this useless species of dinosaurs we discovered. I’ll bet they were really lame,” Paleontologists did not say. “Let’s give it a dumb name that everyone will laugh at,” they did not add.

Actually, the “panty-” is short for “Pant-y-ffynnon,” the hollow of the spring/well in Welsh, referring to the quarry at Bonvilston in South Wales where it was found. Still, it’s a useless dinosaur. I’m sorry I had to tell you it exists and I’m glad it’s gone.



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