Did dinosaurs eat people?

  • Dinosaurs were one of the most important animals that lived on planet Earth.
  • They can be classified as a type of large reptile, comparable to modern-day lizards.
  • The word dinosaur is derived from the Greek words “deinos” meaning terrible and “sauros” meaning lizard; in short, terrible lizard.
  • Despite being such daunting and dominating animals, they became extinct in the race for survival about 65.5 million years ago. Their extinction is still under research, with scientists still in doubt.
  • The existence of dinosaurs was discovered through the fossils excavated from different parts of the world.
  • Some of the studies indicate that dinosaurs are actually related to present-day snakes and crocodiles. Birds have also apparently descended from the ancient dinosaurs.



  • On the basis of the fossils found and studied, and according to the theories of palaeontologists, dinosaurs lived from 245 to 65.5 million years ago.
  • They were one of the most common animals in the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous geologic time periods.
  • According to one theory, dinosaurs were capable of surviving and thriving in all types of living conditions, since their fossils have been found all over the world, in a variety of places exhibiting different climatic and weather conditions.

Can dinosaurs eat people?

  • No, dinosaurs can not eat people, because there was no co-existence of dinosaurs and humans in the history of the world.
  • Many years after the extinction of dinosaurs, humans came to be on planet Earth.
  • However, Tyrannosaurus rex or T-rex is capable of eating humans.
  • On the basis of the fossils found, it has been hypothesized that the t-rex can engulf a human due to its giant mouth. A T-Rex won’t even have to use its hands, it can simply grab a human with its huge mouth and eat it whole, flesh and bone.

Fun Facts:

  1. Dinosaurs were the biggest animals ever found on Earth.
  2. The biggest dinosaurs used to eat only plants; dinosaurs relying on meat were small in nature.
  3. The largest name ever given to a dinosaur was “Micropachycephalosaurus”. It means tiny thick-headed lizard.

Additional Questions:

  1. What are reptiles?
  2. What present-day animals are related to dinosaurs?
  3. Who are palaeontologists?

True or False:

  1. Dinosaurs were found before humans, on Earth.
  2. Dinosaur stands for bad lizard in English.
  3. Dinosaur is a Spanish word.
  4. The extinction of dinosaurs is still under research.
  5. Dinosaurs went extinct about 65.5 million years ago.

Objective Quiz:

  1. Dinosaurs were a type of _______.
    1. Reptile.
    2. Mammal.
    3. Amphibian.
    4. None of the above.
  2. The meaning of the word dinosaur is _________.
    1. Terrible lizard.
    2. Worst lizard.
    3. Bad lizard.
    4. None of the above.
  3. According to some theories, present-day birds descended from __________.
    1. Plants.
    2. Dinosaurs.
    3. Jelly fish.
    4. Honey bee.
  4. ________ might be able to eat human beings.
    1. T-rex.
    2. Triceratops
    3. Brachiosaurs
    4. None of the above.

5. Dinosaurs became extinct   ________.

  1. 66.5 million years ago.
  2. 66.5 billion years ago.
  3. 66.5 years ago.
  4. None of the above.

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