Dinosaurs M-P

Maiasaura
Maiasaura

Maiasaura means: “good mother lizard.” It lived during the Late Cretaceous. it was a herbivore. It could walk on two or four legs.

Majungatholus
Majungatholus

Majungatholus means “flesh bull.” It lived during the Middle Cretaceous period. It was a carnivore. It was found in Madagascar.

Masiakosaurus
Masiakosaurus

Masiakasaurus means “vicious lizard." It lived during the Late Cretaceous period. It was a carnivore and piscivore. It was found in Madagascar.

Megalosaurus
Megalosaurus

Megalosaurus lived during the middle Jurassic period. Its name means “big reptile.” It was a carnivore. Did you know it was the first dinosaur named?

Megaraptor
Megaraptor

Megaraptor means “huge robber.” It lived during the Middle Cretaceous period. It was a carnivore. It had two huge toe claws.

Microraptor
Microraptor

Microraptor lived during the early Cretaceous period. Its name means “small thief.” It was a carnivore. And it was the smallest dinosaur ever found.

Monolophosaurus
Monolophosaurus

Monolophosaurus means “one crested lizard.” It lived during the Late Jurassic period. It was a carnivore. It was found in China.

Muttaburrasaurus
Muttaburrasaurus

Muttaburrasaurus lived during the early Cretaceous period. Its name means “Muttaburra lizard.” It was a herbivore. And it was found in Australia.

Nemegtosaurus
Nemegtosaurus

Negmegtosaurus lived during the late Cretaceous period. Its name means “Nemegt Basin lizard.” It was a herbivore found in Mongolia.

Neovenator
Neovenator

Neovenator lived during the early Cretaceous period. Its name means “new hunter.” It was a carnivore found in the United Kingdom in 1978.

Nodosaurus
Nodosaurus

Nodosaurus lived during the early Cretaceous period. Its name means “knobby or node lizard.” It was a herbivore without a clubbed tail.

Ornithocheirus
Ornithocheirus

Ornithocheirus lived during the middle Cretaceous period. Its name means “bird hand.” It was a piscivore that had two crests on its beak.

Ornithomimus
Ornithomimus

Ornithomimus lived during the late Cretaceous period. Its name means “bird mimic.” It was a carnivore that ran very fast.

Ouranosaurus
Ouranosaurus

Ouranosaurus lived during the early Cretaceous period. Its name means brave lizard.” It was a herbivore that had a sail fin.

Oviraptor
Oviraptor

Oviraptor means “egg thief.” It lived during the Late Cretaceous period. It was a carnivore. It ate other dinosaur eggs.

Pachycephalosaurus
Pachycephalosaurus

Pachycephalosaurus means “thick-headed lizard.” It lived during the Late Cretaceous period. It was a herbivore and it had a dome head.

Pachyrhinosaurus
Pachyrhinosaurus

Pachyrhinosaurus means “thick-nosed lizard.” It lived during the Late Cretaceous period. It was a herbivore with a thick nose.

Parasaurolophus
Parasaurolophus

Parasaurolophus means “like crested lizard.” It lived during the Late Cretaceous period. It was a herbivore that tooted with its long crest.

Prosaurolophus
Prosaurolophus

Prosaurolophus means “before saurolophus." It lived during the Late Cretaceous period. It was a herbivore. It had a crest but did not hoot.