Did at any point dinosaurs and human ancestors cross paths?
- PubliusLv 71 month ago
If you believe in evolution, yes. Morganucodon probably ate dinosaur eggs when he could get them.
- AnonymousLv 71 month ago
There were tiny rodent like mammals 65 million years ago when dinos went extinct, so if you count that far back. They weren't even monkeys yet.
- MinteeLv 71 month ago
dinosaur is a latin term for " terrible lizard".... it was not in use during ancient times... but animals have inhabited this earth even before humans... there were animals like lizards when humans appeared.. there are remnants of those today.. sharks, whales, alligators, crocodiles, certain fish species, lizards, bats, chickens, snakes, turtles. elephants, rhinocerous, hippos, even cockroaches and mosquitos...
- MistyLv 41 month ago
No, dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago.
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- PeterLv 71 month ago
There are cave drawings (done by man) of creatures that resemble dinosaurs, which suggests that at some time, they did co-exist.
- nineteenthlyLv 71 month ago
Yes, but a very, very long time ago. Humans are synapsids, who are now thought to be a complete separate class from reptiles which evolved from early tetrapods. Dinosaurs are descended from cotylosaurs, basal reptiles who appeared in the Carboniferous and are also derived from early tetrapods. So you'd have to go back something like 300 million years or more to find a common ancestor. OTOH, it's possible that synapsid and dinosaur DNA has mixed slightly due to viruses being passed between them. Bird flu would be a possible example of that.
- DouglasLv 71 month ago
Everything coexisted in the beginning. Not to mention man and dinosaur STILL coexist; i.e. crocodiles, komodo dragons, etc.
- Dave DLv 71 month ago
Perhaps, but if they did at that time our ancestors were something like a lemur or a sea creature.
- EliseLv 41 month ago
Yes wooly mammoths
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 71 month ago
No. Dinosaurs died out hundreds of millions of years before humans appeared. Unless you're a Young Earth Creationist who believes God made all the animals at the same time, 6000 years ago.