Let's not forget our modern day dinosaur cousins now. Aligators, fishies in the sea ect.
Who really thinks that humanity developed in abject isolation? We know for sure that the Romans brought back to Rome all manner of exotic creatures for pets, status and sport. That animal may very well be a non-indigenous specie that a powerful ruler got through spoil or trade.
Dinosaurs and man couldn't have shared this planet at the same time. Science proves this through paleo-climatilogical data.
No time bending either. It is a graphical representation of a mystically important totem animal. No more, no less.
Though it does seem a little unfair, Tim, you must take responsibility for what you post, and looking at your posts lately...you're posting some really amusing stuff o_O Nothing is true. Everything is permitted. So just question yourself and others, and everything you 'know' and 'think'...the skill comes in handy, especially in Thailand!