What Dinosaur has 500 Teeth? How Nigersaurus Extinct? | EyelshFebruary 9, 2022
Nigersaurus Dinosaurs were ancient Dinosaurs, firstly found in the Republic of Niger in the South African Continent in 1976. They got attention on Reddit in September 2019 in the form of a Meme ‘Don’t Google what dinosaur had 500 teeth’ and spread like fire.
People started to google it and found results for Nigersaurus, a carnivorous animal that had 500 teeth. But the question is how this Meme got viral and also the Nigersaurus that got extinct from the World. In this article, you will find many things related to these queries.
How this Meme (Don’t Google what dinosaur had 500 teeth) was created?
In September 2019, a Memer on a Social Media Platform called Reddit posted a meme with the topic sentence ‘Don’t Google, what dinosaur had 500 teeth.’ Initially, Social Media Users loved this meme. But this meme started spreading like a fire when it got the attention of the youngsters.
People started using it as a Joke and it became very Famous. When it reached the heights of Fame, People Google it and Got the result related to a Dinosaur named Nigersaurus taqueti, a dinosaur of the Cretaceous period.
This meme got attention on YouTube in January of 2020. But it is a matter of concern that the account of the person who Uploaded it, has been deleted from Reddit. Anyway, this has been becoming an extremely well Joke among the Youngster till now. Now let’s talk about whether Nigersaurus Dinosaur actually existed in the world or it’s just a Joke.
Introduction to Nigersaurus
The actual name of this Dinosaur is Nigersaurus taqueti , named after a French paleontologist Philippe Taquet who discovered its remains/fossils first in an area called Gadoufaoua, in the Republic of Niger in 1976. After that, the complete name was given in 1999. Later, complete remains were discovered from Algeria, Tunisia, Niger, The Sahara Desert, and focal Northern Africa.
Nigersaurus Taqueti Structure
Nigersaurus Dinosaur was a tall 9 meters, heavy and terrifying carnivorous animal; with a long neck and strong horizontal lengthy teeth, existed in the lush environment of the ancient African Deserts and its related territory.
Fossils of Dinosaur skulls had a delicate four-side fenestrae (opening in the skull) but mainly it was famous for its large extensive Horizontal Strong Jaws. It had an unusual skull than other formal species of its kind. The original fossil skull of It was present in the custody of French and Japanese Paleontologists.
According to paleontologists, Nigersaurus Dinosaur had almost 500 slender teeth. After the 9 substitution teeth, there is a bigger one present in the Jaw. Its upper Jaw has 68 columns and its lower jaw has 60 columns also called Dental Batteries.
The teeth were so high symmetrical that Dentist had to say that these are replaceable teeth. It not only helps to capture the prey but also gives an advantage for strongly holding up the prey.
Recent studies showed that it had Four thick and strong hind legs. The front two limbs are smaller in size than the back two limbs. The back two limbs are much stronger and bigger in size to bear the whole weight. (2.2 tons)
Nigersaurus belongs to the genus rebbachisaurid sauropod dinosaur which lived in the Middle Cretaceous period, about 115 to 105 million years ago.
How did Dinosaur Become Extinct?
Nigersaurus lived in a lush Desert Sahara but after the change in Earth’s Atmosphere, everything got changed. Geological Studies showed that disturbance in Earth’s Atmosphere by massive Volcanic Eruptions causes the extinction of dinosaurs and their species. After these changes, Dinosaurs are Extinct from this entire world.
Do Dinosaurs Still Exist?
Dinosaurs still exist but in the form of birds. There is no exact specie of Ancient Dinosaurs that still exist.
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