Fun Dinosaur Coloring Pages
Some examples of what you will get
Among the most awe inspiring creatures to have ever graced our planet, has to be the dinosaurs. They evolved into numerous different shapes and sizes spanning many thousands of years. Kids love drawing dinosaurs and coloring in.
So we’ve put together a great selections of Dinosaurs for your children to doodle and color.
Did you know these facts about dinosars?
In 1842, the name dinosaur that originates from the Greek language and means ‘awful lizard’ was coined by an English paleontologist called Sir Richard Owen to “Dinosauria”. The name was intended to describe these frightfully great reptiles amazing size rather than their terrifying look. The Megalosaurus was the first dinosaur to be formally named in 1824. A paleontologist is a person who studies dinosaurs.
Until the end of the cretaceous period, which was around 65 million years back, the earth was ruled for over 160 million years by the dinosaurs. From the Triassic period about 230 million years back to the Jurassic period. The era between 250 million years back to around 65 million years back is known as the Mesozoic period. It is regularly described as the Age of the dinosaurs simply because during this period was when most dinosaurs grew and got to be wiped out. Therefore, it was established that dinosaurs were living on earth until about 65 million years back when a large extinction happened.
Some scientists trust that the activity that led to the extinction may have been an immense volcanic eruption or gigantic asteroid impact. These activities have the capacity to shut out sunlight and extremely changed the earth’s environment.
Harry Seeley proposed a method for classifying dinosaurs into two groups namely Ornithischia (bird-like) and Saurischia (lizard-like) in 1888. He does the classification by looking at their hip structure. Furthermore, these groups can be separated into sub-groups, for example, families, sub-families etc.
The biggest dinosaurs like the Apatosaurus and the Brachiosaurus were really herbivores which mean they eat plants instead of being carnivores which mean meat eaters. Several dinosaurs that eat plant had physical weapons available on them, to battle the carnivores (meat eaters) such as the Spinosaurus or Allosaurus. Examples of these weapons include the three horns connected to the front of the Triceratops’ head shield and the spikes on the tail of the Stegosaurus. The Pterodactyls are only flying reptiles that lived during the Mesozoic period (the age of dinosaurs), they are not dinosaurs. Therefore, by the description, they do not belong to the same classification. Likewise the Plesiosaurs, they are not dinosaurs, they were water reptiles that lived during the same period. Theropods are kind of dinosaurs that descended from birds.
How about taking a look at some of the interesting sub-group and their examples
Theropods – this group consists of all the carnivorous dinosaurs (the flesh eaters). In spite of the fact that it may amaze, birds really evolved from this group instead of evolving from the bird-like dinosaurs (Ornithischian). Theropods like the popular Velociraptor and Tyrannosaurus rex combine various types of scary looks and they moved on two legs.
T Rex Coloring Page
Tyrannosaurus rex was a ruthless dinosaur. This is likely the most well known and most fearsome predator of all times (Cretaceous, 85-65 million years back), its name signifying ‘loathsome lord reptile’. It is an exceptionally uncommon creature – starting 2001 just 20 examples are found, including just three complete skulls. This therapod dinosaur was first found by Barnum Brown, in the mid-1900s.
Tyrannosaurus rex could achieve a length of up to 14 meters (45 feet) and could weigh up to 5 tons. Like all different therapods, Tyrannosaurus rex had recurved teeth that guaranteed that meat was pulled free while gnawing their casualties. All nourishment was gulped down, subsequent to these dinosaurs never built up any biting system. Tyrannosaurus rex had just its teeth as a weapon (as opposed to for example raptors, who additionally utilized their toe hooks). The arms of Tyrannosaurus rex were especially little, most likely to compensate for the heaviness of its gigantic head. Try your hand at the t-rex coloring in page, attached in our e-book
Allosaurus Coloring Page
Allosaurus fragilis (Jurassic, 140 million years) was a substantial theropod dinosaur with a length of up to 12 meters, and can be perceived by sharp hooks on hands and feet and sharp, serrated teeth. The skull indicates confirmation of being made out of discrete modules, which could be moved in connection to each other, permitting expansive bits of meat to be gulped. A well-known fossil bed can be found in the Cleveland Lloyd Quarry in Utah, USA. This fossil bed contains more than 10,000 bones of for the most part Allosaurus. It is still a puzzle how the leftovers of such a variety of allosaures can be found in one spot, on the grounds that ordinarily the proportion of fossils of rapacious creatures over fossils of plant eaters is little. Discoveries like these can be clarified by pack chasing, despite the fact that this is hard to demonstrate. The skeleton of allosaurus and of all theropods demonstrates birdlike highlights like delicate, empty bones.
Triceratops Coloring Page
Triceratops was a sort of herbivorous dinosaurs that lived around the end of the Cretaceous time frame. All species lived on the North American landmass and are, similar to the various dinosaurs, wiped out at this point. It was around 9 meters (30 feet) long and presumably weighed around 5,400 kg. The name signifies “three horned face”.
Triceratops was found by John Bell Hatcher in 1888. Its statement as a genuine dinosaur came when an in place skull was found. The past to this, it was misidentified as a sort of wild ox.
These days, types of Triceratops include: T. americanus, T. horridus
The Diceratops was once in the past accepted to be a type of Triceratops also, however is presently accepted to be an individual from an own variety and species.
Velociraptor was a little, coordinated and slim dinosaur with up-bended skulls and huge sickle hooks. They had solid jaws with columns of bladed teeth. These, in the mix with enormous hooks staring them in the face and on one of their toes (the measure of these paws could reach up to the length of the teeth on wiped out sabertooth tigers) gave these some great weaponry.
The name Velociraptor is outstanding in the film Jurassic Park, yet the dinosaurs depicted there were really displayed after a bigger relative, Deinonychus.
The stegosaurus (class Stegosaurus) was an extensive herbivorous dinosaur which prospered in the Late Jurassic time frame. Its name is gotten from Greek roots, and means roofed reptile. The stegosaurus is a standout amongst the most well-known dinosaurs in youngsters’ fiction, and a standout amongst the most effortlessly identifiable, inferable from the unmistakable twofold column of kite-molded plates along its back and four long spikes on its tail. The plates have veins going through depressions in them. It is frequently said that the stegosaurus had a “mind the measure of a walnut”. It is thought to have had an optional operational hub on the lower spinal rope (frequently misleadingly depicted as a “second mind”) to control the legs and tail.