You hqve been hearing about dinosaurs ever since you were a child, but because so many new dinosaur books have been published in the past few years you assume that most dinosaur discoveries have been made in the last few decades. So when you glance through one of the latest dinosaur books, you are surprised to find that some famous dinosaurs, such as Stegosaurus and Triceratops, were discovered and named in the nineteenth century. This makes you curious about other well-known dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurus and Velociraptor.
Considering that the popularity of dinosaurs seems so recent, what kind of people found and described dinosaur fossils, especially in the nineteenth century? When were the most famous dinosaurs discovered, and by whom? What about dinosaur tracks - when were they found and who first decided that they belonged to dinosaurs? Who found the first recognized dinosaur egg?
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