Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Other Names: Chirostenotes
- Pronunciation: SEE-nig-NAY-thus
- Translation: Recent Jaw
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Theropoda
- Infraorder: Tetanurae (not confirmed)
- Micro-order: Maniraptora (of the microorder Coelurosauria)
- Family: Caenagnathidae
- Superfamily: Oviraptorosauria
- Length: 6.6 feet (2 meters)
- Period: Late Cretaceous
- Description: Carnivore, Bipedal
- Notes: When first discovered, its remains suggested a moreprimitive animal than Chirostenotes; and thus it should havebeen an earlier species. However, current theory holds thatCaenagnathus, Macrophalangia and some material referred toElmisaurus are all probably Chirostenotes.