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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.

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Majungatholus
Majungatholus

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

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Masiakosaurus
Masiakosaurus

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

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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?

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Megaraptor
Megaraptor

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

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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.

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Monolophosaurus
Monolophosaurus

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

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Muttaburrasaurus
Muttaburrasaurus

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

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Nemegtosaurus
Nemegtosaurus

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

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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.

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Nodosaurus
Nodosaurus

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

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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.

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Ornithomimus
Ornithomimus

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

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Ouranosaurus
Ouranosaurus

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

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Oviraptor
Oviraptor

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

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Pachycephalosaurus
Pachycephalosaurus

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

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Pachyrhinosaurus
Pachyrhinosaurus

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

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Parasaurolophus
Parasaurolophus

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

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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.

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