Lost Eden is an adventure game set on an eerie planet populated with dinosaurs.
Your civilisation is menaced. Armies of Tyranns, led by Moorkus Rex, are gathering around your kingdom. Soon they will swarm in, destroy everything and kill your people. However, there is a single hope. There are legends telling that several hundreds of years ago, men and dinosaurs cooperated to build 5 mighty Citadels that were almost invulnerable to the Tyranns. Today, all the Citadels but one have been destroyed.
You play as Adam of Mo, you must rediscover the secret of uniting men and dinosaurs, rebuild the Citadels, and finally defeat Morkus Rex and his armies.
Released for MS-DOS and Macintosh.
I probably played it around 1998-2000's
Released in 1995.
In this game, dinosaurs could speak english and some would dress in clothes.
Although they talk, they don't seem to be wearing clothes (aside from carrying satchels, etc)
I remember going to visit a female dinosaur with a crown like object around her head, she might have been part of royalty or an ambassador. She stood on 2 feet.
There were some humans in the game, I think the king was one. That maybe why I was leaning towards the female dinosaur to be an ambassador of some sort.
The king is a human and your father. When you first met him, he is next to Eloi, a dinosaur messenger from north who stands on two feet, although it doesn't match your description of being a queen or having a crown.
There would be scenes inside a castle and the most vivid part I can remember is going downstairs into this chamber and talking to a really creepy guy. And from there, there was a secret passage way to somewhere lower. It would open into a room that had skeletons in open coffins
This walkthrough seems to describe your experience, assuming that the "Monk" is the "really creepy guy".
Go to the Monk's chamber and take a closer look at
your ancestors. One teeth seems to be missing and your
highness has a teeth from Jabber. Try to put that teeth into
mummy's mouth. So the secret passage is revealed. Muster all
your courage and dive to the subterran tunnels. Wait ! Isn't
it the dreaded Moorkong bellowing in the darkness beyond ?
It might be dangerous but I advice you to go ahead. There is
a skeleton guarding your path.
I also remember there being missions of having to leave and gather ingredients. I'd go into a forest and pick mushrooms.
From the same walkthrough:
Now you have to find a shaded forest and get some mushrooms from there.
The style of the game was on the realistic side of things (as good as the graphics could get then). It was a first-person view game and I believe you had to click on something to move to different areas.
As you can see from the above screenshots, this game seems to describe your experience.
You can get more info about this game at Wikipedia or Moby Games
It's also available for purchase on both GOG.com and Steam!
(For reference, the way I found out about this was that I guessed that a realistic, first-person game in the 90s was an adventure game, and I queried Wikipedia for all pages that were tagged with both the categories "Adventure games" and "Dinosaurs in video games". I could rule out all the other pages by their titles or the publication year in their lede, and a quick check of screenshots on MobyGames confirmed that Lost Eden was the game we were looking for!)