A dinosaur was any of a wide number of reptilian and pan-avian species belonging to the clade Dinosauria that lived from 237 million years ago to the end of the Cretaceous period 65 million years ago. Though birds evolved from dinosaurs, dinosaurs themselves are extinct.
Behind the scenes
- The real-life dinosaur Dracorex hogwartsia was named after Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (First mentioned)