Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: AL-vuh-rez-SAWR-us
- Translation: Alvarez
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Theropoda
- Infraorder: Tetanurae
- Micro-order: Alvarezsauria
- Family: Alvarezsauridae
- Height: 2 feet (0.6 meters)
- Weight: 6.6 lbs (3 kg)
- Length: 4.6 feet (1.4 meters)
- Period: Late Cretaceous
- Description: Carnivore, Bipedal
- Notes: Discovered in Neuquen, Argentina, the remains of Alvarezsaurus didnot include a skull or forelimbs. A small animal, it was lightly builtwith long legs, suggesting that it could run quickly. One odd characteristicof this genus is the lack of spines on the neck vertebrae. Some scientistsbelieve Alvarezsaurus is related to the Mongolian Mononychus.