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When and how did dinosaurs go extinct?

It's asteroid versus volcano.
Dinosaur skeleton head and neck on black background.

Allosaurus

Dinosaurs are no match for flaming hot rock.

For 165 million years, dinosaurs dominated land, sea, and sky. Long-necked Brachiosauruses lumbered along like mobile four-story buildings. Tyrannosaurus rex chased down prey with 50 to 60 teeth as big as bananas. Mosasaurs stretching 55 feet from snout to tail , consuming everything they could catch.

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