Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: AF-roh-VEN-uh-tehr
- Translation: African Hunter
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Theropoda
- Infraorder: Tetanurae
- Micro-order: Carnosauria
- Height: 10 feet (3.0 meters)
- Weight: 3,000 pounds (1,361 kg)
- Length: 29.5 feet (9 meters)
- Period: Early Cretaceous
- Description: Carnivore, Bipedal
- Notes: Discovered in Niger in the southern Sahara Desert in Africa, Afrovenatorshows some similarities in appearance to Torvosaurus; e.g. similar forelimbs.It possessed 14 blade-shaped teeth. Known from a partial skeleton and anearly complete skull, Afrovenator was an exciting find because dinosaurfossils are scarce in northern Africa.