Whether looming over us in a museum — or flying or galloping along in a movie — dinosaurs have been frightening and fascinating us ever since their bones were first discovered. From the Greek, dinos saurus, the word means “terrifying lizard.”
Where did they live? When and why did they die out?
While scientists can now answer many questions about dinosaurs, they are still uncovering whole new varieties of these ancient reptiles. Replicas of 16 of these “Ultimate Dinosaurs” are now on display at the Natural History Museum (theNAT) in Balboa Park.
All are from countries in the Earth’s Southern Hemisphere, including South America, Africa, India and Australia. They...