Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: AM-uh-SAW-rus
- Translation: Sandy Ground Lizard
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
- Infraorder: Prosauropoda
- Family: Plateosauridae
- Height: 6 feet (1.8 meters)
- Length: 14 feet (4.3 meters)
- Period: Early Jurassic
- Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
- Notes: A medium-sized member of the prosauropod family, this primitiveplant-eater was characterized by a small head, long neck and large body.Discovered in a quarry in Connecticut in the late 1800's, only the backhalf of the specimen was rescued by Othniel Charles Marsh; the front halfhaving already been sawed into blocks to build a bridge near South Manchester.In 1969, more parts of the Ammosaurus were discovered when a nearby sandstonebridge was demolished.