The Brontosaurus Never Existed

The Brontosaurus Never Existed

The Brontosaurus was falsely discovered by eager paleontologists excited at the prospect of a new dinosaur. However, they were mislead by finding a more complete skeleton of a dinosaur that had already been discovered.

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Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

    The Brontosaurus isn't a real dinosaur. (1:01)

  • 2

    Despite it being misnamed, the beloved dinosaur has become a pop culture icon. (3:20)

  • 3

    We now know that some dinosaurs had feathers. (4:59)

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