Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: ak-ro-KANTH-uh-SAWR-us
- Translation: High Spine Lizard
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Theropoda
- Infraorder: Tetanurae
- Micro-order: Carnosauria
- Family: Allosauridae(not confirmed)
- Height: 18 feet (5.5 meters)
- Weight: 4,000 - 6,000 lbs (1,814 - 2,722 kg)
- Length: 40 feet (12.2 meters)
- Period: Early Cretaceous
- Description: Carnivore, Bipedal
- Notes: Acrocanthosaurus is one of the few allosaurids known to North America,with fragmentary remains having been found in Texas and Oklahoma. Its backwas marked by spines of up to 2 feet (60 cm) high in large specimens. Unlikethe spines in other dinosaurs, those in Acrocanthosaurus were thickly coveredwith muscle, and it is unlikely that this ridge was used for cooling. (CompareSpinosaurus) It is estimated that Acrocanthosaurus could run as fast as25 mph (40 km/h).