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Dinosaurs Party Supplies – The Background
Dinosaur Party Supplies are based on dinosaurs, who are (or were) a group of reptiles, their set of physical features are different from those of other reptiles. The meaning of the word of dinosaur is “terrible lizard” in Greek language; deinos = terrible and sauros = lizard. The word “dinosaur” was created by Richard Owen, an English paleontologist, in 1842. Since the recognition of the first dinosaur fossils in the early 19th century, dinosaurs have gradually become a part of our culture. They have been featured in movies, novels, children books, comics and television series and even in kids’ birthday party supplies. Dinosaurs Party Supplies are available online!
Contrary to what many people believe and think, dinosaurs are not just big lizards. Although it is now it is an outdated view that dinosaurs were dangerous monsters of the ancient times, yet in informal speech, the word “dinosaur” is associated with things that are very large, obsolete or going to be extinct.
Millions of years ago there were dinosaurs. Dinosaurs were the dominant form of life on Earth from about 230 million years ago to 65 million years ago. This period is known as The Mesozoic Era, the “Age of Reptiles”. During this period the Earth was warmer than it is currently. There were no separate continents; they were jammed together into a supercontinent known as Pangaea. At the end of the Mesozoic Era, many species of life, including dinosaurs went extinct. At this time there were high volcanic and tectonic activities on earth.
The reason of the extinction of dinosaurs and other species of that time is still a mystery, although several theories have been present by the experts from time to time. The most common and convincing theory is that an asteroid hit the Earth and the impact caused major environmental and climactic changes and the dinosaurs couldn’t adapt to those changes and slowly vanished from our Earth.
There are some the main physical features that are common in all dinosaurs. All dinosaurs had a hole in skull. The hole used to be between eye socket and nostril. They also had two holes in skull behind the eye socket. All the dinosaurs had ankle that used to bend in single plane just like a hinge. They had hip socket that had a hole in the center. All the dinosaurs were able to hold their limbs directly under the body. They had three or more sacral vertebrae that were located near pelvis.
The biggest dinosaurs were over 30 m (100 feet) long and up to 15 m (50 feet) tall like Seismosaurus, Argentinosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Ultrasauros, and Supersaurus. The smallest dinosaurs were about the size of a chicken, like Compsognathus. Most of the dinosaurs were in-between. The largest animals to ever walk on Earth were plant-eating sauropods. Most of the dinosaurs were vegetarians (plant-eaters, also known as herbivores), like Triceratops. Some of the dinosaurs were meat-eaters (also known as carnivores). Kids’ favorite, T. rex was a meat-eating dinosaur. Eoraptor is the oldest known dinosaur; it walked on our earth about 228 million years ago and was a meat-eater. The largest meat eating, T. Rex (Tyrannosaurus Rex) could stand upright on two legs. His head used to be 20 feet in the air and his body could stretch around 46 feet in length.
Some of the dinosaurs walked on two legs (bipedal). And some walked on four legs (quadrupedal). Some could do both with equal ease. Some dinosaurs were quite speedy, like Velociraptor. And some were quite lumbering and slow, like Ankylosaurus. Some dinosaurs had horns, spikes, crests, or frills and some were armor-plated. Some of the dinosaurs had thick, bumpy skin, and some had primitive feathers. The plant eater, Triceratops had three sharp horns on its head that was used for defense. Others like the stegosaurs used a club that was covered with sharp spikes on the end of their tails that they used to use to protect themselves. Another dinosaur, Ankylosaurus too had a club, but it was without spikes. He had got additional protection from the heavy armor plating that covered his entire body and turned him into a living tank. Some dinosaurs were bird-like and are considered to be the ancestors of birds of today.
Most of the dinosaurs hatched from eggs. Unlike mammals, which have different types of teeth for chewing, cutting etc. dinosaurs had only one type of teeth. Although different species of dinosaurs had different type of teeth. None of the dinosaurs could fly and no dinosaur lived under-water. The animals that used to live in the sea at that time were marine reptiles, like the plesiosaur, and not dinosaurs. The flying reptiles of that time, like the pterodactyl, are also not considered dinosaurs. Till date, the researchers are not able to determine what pattern or color the dinosaurs were, how they mated, how they behaved or how they sounded.
There are around 500 dinosaur genera that have been identified by the researchers.
Dinosaurs Party Supplies – The Options
You may select Basic Party Pack from our Dinosaurs Party Supplies which includes all the stuff you need for 8 guests. Or you may go with the Deluxe Party Pack from our Dinosaurs Party Supplies that has much more items than the Dinosaurs Basic Pack. The Dinosaurs deluxe pack is also for 8 guests. If you need favor boxes as well, I would suggest you to choose the combination of Deluxe Party Pack & 8 Favor Boxes from our Dinosaurs Party Supplies as it would cost you much more if you purchase them separately. If you think that the number of guests may exceed 8 you should consider Dinosaurs Party Pack Add-On as it contains extra items for the extra guests. You may order Dinosaurs Party Favor Boxes separately as well.
I’ve personally used Dinosaurs Party Supplies for my kid’s birthday and through my personal experience I would recommend it to all Dinosaur lover kids.