Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: SEET-ee-o-SAWR-iss-kus
- Translation: Whale Lizard-like
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
- Infraorder: Sauropoda
- Family: Diplodocidae
- Height: 20 feet (6.1 meters)
- Weight: 19,850 lbs (9,004 kg)
- Length: 50 feet (15.2 meters)
- Period: Middle to Late Jurassic
- Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
- Notes: Found in England and Switzerland, Cetiosauriscus wasoriginally thought to be closely related to Cetiosaurus but lateranalysis showed it to be a diplodocid rather than a cetiosaurid.Characteristic of diplodocids, this primitive, four-legged,plant-eater had a long, whip-like tail. As is frequently the casewith sauropods, no skull has yet been found. Diplodocids are common in the Late Jurassic in North America and East Africa,but Cetiosauriscus is the only one found in Europe during this time.