What Is A Dinosaur And What Isn’t?

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There’s a lot of confusion out there about what is and isn’t a dinosaur. And you’d be forgiven for being kinda confused. Maybe paleontologists are just messing with us. Or… maybe the question of what is and isn’t a dinosaur goes deeper than we think? Well, like an intrepid fossil hunter, I set out to dig up an answer, and what I found teaches us a lesson about how hard it is to build a picture of the past when you only have a few puzzle pieces, and a lot about why we classify things the way we do.

"The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs" by Dr. Steve Brusatte https://amzn.to/2Nndyoj

"Scrotum Humanum" comes from Brookes, R. (Richard). (1763). A new and accurate system of natural history … London: Printed for J. Newbery.
https://archive.org/details/newaccuratesyste05broo/page/n409/mode/2up

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