Dinosaurs are the largest creatures to ever roam the Earth, which explains people’s fascination with them. Is is perhaps as a result of this fascination that so many myths emerged about the nature of dinosaurs and how they lived. While the world is still brimming with life forms to this day, some of which being quite huge, most animals living today are nowhere near as imposing and impressive as the mighty dinosaurs.
Over the next few minutes, we will explore some of the most popular misconceptions about dinosaurs and about our sometimes flawed understanding of them. So let us find out what are the ten biggest myths about dinosaurs that people seem to love talking about.
10All large creatures in prehistoric times were dinosaurs
Given how widespread dinosaurs were in those times, it’s really an honest mistake to presume that most animals living back then were dinosaurs. This is especially common with reptiles, as most people presume prehistoric reptiles were pretty much all dinosaurs. Actually, some terrestrial reptiles could grow as large as 5 meters long millions of years before the dinosaurs evolved, creatures that even though were related do dinosaurs, were not actual dinosaurs.