Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: BARE-uh-SAWR-us
- Translation: Heavy Lizard
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
- Infraorder: Sauropoda
- Family: Diplodocidae
- Height: 40 feet (12.2 meters)
- Weight: 50,000 pounds (22,680 kg)
- Length: 79 feet (24.1 meters)
- Period: Late Jurassic
- Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
- Notes: Barosaurus is a relatively rare sauropod. The first dinosaur to be found in the Black Hills of South Dakota, itsremains have also been found in East Africa suggesting theconnection of the modern African and North Americancontinents during Late Jurassic times. The neck of Barosauruswas 30 feet long, longer than its closest relative, the whip-tailedgiant Diplodocus but its tail was shorter and its hind limbs stockier.Gastroliths were discovered among its the bones, indicating that at leastsome dinosaurs swallowed stones to grind the food they consumed.