Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: CHIN-dee-SAWR-us
- Translation: Chinle (from Chinde Point in Petrified Forest) Lizard
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Theropoda
- Infraorder: Ceratosauria
- Family: Herrerasauridae (not confirmed)
- Height: 4 feet (1.2 meters)
- Weight: 120 pounds (54.4 kg)
- Length: 11.5 feet (3 meters)
- Period: Late Triassic
- Description: Carnivore, Bipedal
- Notes: Chindesaurus was discovered in Arizona's UpperPetrified Forest formation at Chinde Point. This apparent herrerasaurid was similar in size and shape to Ischisaurus.Its neck was lightly-built and moderately long. The body wascompact, possessing relatively long hind limbs and a longer tail than Ischisaurus. If it is a herrerasaurid, then it is the firstdefinite member of this important family of dinosaurs inNorth America.