Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: kar-kar-o-DON-tuh-SAWR-us
- Translation: Carcharodon Lizard
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Theropoda
- Infraorder: Tetanurae
- Micro-order: Carnosauria (not confirmed)
- Height: 23 feet (7.0 meters)
- Weight: 16,000 pounds (7,258 kg)
- Length: 45 feet (13.7 meters)
- Period: Cretaceous
- Description: Carnivore, Bipedal
- Notes: A 5 foot-4 inch skull of Carcharodontosaurus was recently discovered in North Africa. Based on this find, Carcharodontosaurus is clearly a worthy rival in size to thefearsome Tyrannosaurs rex. It had elongated spines on its neck vertebrae to accommodate the strong muscles that heldup an enormous head with shark-like fangs. Named forCarcharodon, the great white shark, fragmentary remains werefirst discovered in the early 1900's in Morocco.