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Weird Dinosaur Names

Bambiraptor only weighed a few kilograms, and was probably about a meter long as an adult. Dracorex Hogwartsia truly lived up to its name: its dragon-like head was covered in spikes and bumps.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Dinosaurs (and all other organisms) have two words in their scientific names: their genus, and their species. 00:28

  2. Latin dinosaur names can describe a part of the dinosaur's anatomy, honor a person, or denote the location where the dinosaur was found. 00:55

  3. Dinosaurs found in China often have names that end in "lóng," the Mandarin word for "dragon." 01:29

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