Dinosaurs A-D

Abelisaurus
Abelisaurus

Abelisaurus means "Abel's Lizard." It lived during the late Cretaceous period. It was a carnivore that had heavy teeth.

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Achelousaurus
Achelousaurus

Achelousaurus means "Achelou's Lizard." It was a herbivore that lived during the late Cretaceous period. It had an oval horn on its nose.

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Acrocanthosaurus
Acrocanthosaurus

Acrocanthosaurus means "high spined lizard." It lived during the late Cretaceous period. It was a carnivore in the Allosaurus family.

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Afrovenator
Afrovenator

Afrovenator means "African hunter." It lived during the Early Cretaceous period. It was a carnivore from the Megalosaurus family.

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Agustinia
Agustinia

Agustinia lived during the Middle Cretaceous Period. Its name means "For Agustin". It lived in South America and it had spikes on its back.

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Alanqa
Alanqa

Alanqa lived during the Middle Cretaceous Period in Africa. Its name means "phoenix" in Arabia. It was only named in 2010.

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Albertaceratops
Albertaceratops

Albertaceratops means " Alberta horned face". It lived during the Late Cretaceous period. It had two spikes on its frill and was a herbivore.

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Albertosaurus
Albertosaurus

Albertosaurus lived during the late Cretaceous period. Its name means “Lizard from Alberta.” It was a carnivore that was found in Alberta, Canada.

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Allosaurus
Allosaurus

Allosaurus lived during the late Jurassic period. Its name means “different lizard.” It was a carnivore and it was a cousin to the T-Rex.

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Amargasaurus
Amargasaurus

Amargasaurus was found in South America. It means " Lizard from La Amarga". It was a herbivore and lived during the Early Cretaceous period.

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Ampelosaurus
Ampelosaurus

Ampelosaurus means " Vine lizard". It lived during the Early Jurassic period. It was a herbivore. It had spikes like an Ankylosaur.

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Ankylosaurus
Ankylosaurus

Ankylosaurus means "stiff lizard." It had armor. It lived during the Late Cretaceous period. It was a herbivore.

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Apatosaurus
Apatosaurus

Apatosaurus lived during the late Jurassic period. Its name means deceptive lizard.” It was a herbivore, It was only found in the USA.

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Archaeopteryx
Archaeopteryx

Archaeopteryx means "ancient feather." It lived during the Late Jurassic period. It was a carnivore and was not a dinosaur. It was a bird.

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Argentinosaurus
Argentinosaurus

Argentinosaurus means " Argentina lizard". It lived during the late Cretaceous period. It was a herbivore and the biggest dinosaur ever found.

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Avaceratops
Avaceratops

Avaceratops means "Ava's Horned Face" It lived during the Late Cretaceous Period. It was around 8 feet long and it was named after the wife of the person who found it.

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Barapasaurus
Barapasaurus

Barapasaurus means "Big Legged Lizard". It lived in the Early Jurassic period. It was around 50 feet long.

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Baryonyx
Baryonyx

Baryonx had a thumb claw that was more than one foot long. Its name means “heavy claw.” It lived during the early Cretaceous period. It ate fish.

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Brachiosaurus
Brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus had a long neck. Its name means “arm lizard.” It lived during the late Jurassic period. It was a herbivore that ate from high trees.

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Brachyceratops
Brachyceratops

Brachyceratops lived during the late Cretaceous period. It was a herbivore. Its named means “short-horned face” but it only had one horn.

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Brachylophosaurus
Brachylophosaurus

Brachylophosaurus is known as the short crested lizard. It lived during the late cretaceous period. It was a herbivore and was a non-crested hadrosaur.

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Camarasaurus
Camarasaurus

Camarasaurus means "chambered lizard." It lived during the Late Jurassic period. It was an herbivore and had holes in its vertebrae.

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Carcharodontosaurus
Carcharodontosaurus

Carcharodontosaurus was a carnivore. It lived during the Late Cretaceous period. Its name means "shark-toothed reptile." It had a skull as big as a person.

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Carnotaurus
Carnotaurus

Carnotaurus means "meat-eating bull lizard." It lived during the late cretaceous period. It was a carnivore and a fast theropod.

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Centrosaurus
Centrosaurus

Centrosaurus means "High Pointed Lizard" because of its long horn on its nose. It was around 20 feet long and it lived during the Late Cretaceous Period about 75 mya. It lived in Canada and was preyed on by Albertosaurus and Daspletosaurus.

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Ceratosaurus
Ceratosaurus

Ceratosaurs lived during the late Jurassic period. Its name means “horned lizard.” It was a carnivore and had a flexible tail so it could catch fish.

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Chasmosaurus
Chasmosaurus

Chasmosaurus means "opening lizard." It lived during the Late Cretaceous period. It was a herbivore. It was smaller than its bigger cousin, the Triceratops.

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Chirostenotes
Chirostenotes

Chirostenotes lived during the Late Cretaceous Period, 66 million years ago. It means "narrow handed". It was an oviraptorasaur, which containes Oviraptor and Gigantoraptor.

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Compsognathus
Compsognathus

Compsognathus lived during the Jurassic Period. It was only 3 feet long and weighed only 6 lbs. Its name means "elegant jaw". It was famous for its role in "Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World".

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Corythosaurus
Corythosaurus

Corythosaurus lived during the late Cretaceous period. Its name means “helmet lizard.” It was a herbivore. It hooted sounds through its crest. It could be as loud as a siren.

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Cryolophosaurus
Cryolophosaurus

Cryolophosaurus lived during the early Jurassic period. Its name means “frozen-crested reptile.” It was a carnivore. It was found in Antarctica.

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Daspletosaurus
Daspletosaurus

Daspletosaurus means "terrifying lizard." It lived during the Late Cretaceous period. It was a carnivore. It was a ferocious dinosaur related to the T-Rex.

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Deinonychus
Deinonychus

Deinonychus means "terrbile claw." It lived during the Cretaceous period. It was a very fast carnivore.

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Diceratops
Diceratops

Diceratops means "Two Horned Face." It lived during the late Creataceous Period 68 mya. It was 30 feet long and 8 feet tall.

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Dicraeosaurus
Dicraeosaurus

Diceraeosaurus lived during the Late Jurassic Period, around 150 mya. It was 66 feet long.Its name means "Forked Lizard" It also lived in Africa.

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Dilophosaurus
Dilophosaurus

Dilophosaurus was a carnivore. Its name means “two-crested lizard.” It lived during the early Jurassic period. It had two crests and was bipedal.

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Dimorphodon
Dimorphodon

Dimorphodon means "Two Form Tooth". It was one of the smaller pterosaurs at a foot wingspan. It lived during the Jurassic Period and it ate fish.

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Diplodocus
Diplodocus

Diplodocus was a herbivore. Its name means “double-beam.” It lived during the late Jurassic period. It couldn’t lift its neck very high.

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Dracorex
Dracorex

Dracorex was a herbivore. Its name means “dragon king.” It lived during the late Cretaceous period. It had a flat skull.

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Dreadnoughtus
Dreadnoughtus

Dreadnoughtus means "Fears Nothing". It was an herbivore. It was around 85 feet long and it lived during the Cretaceous Period. It was only discovered in 2014.

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