Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: dass-PLEE-tuh-SAWR-us
- Translation: Frightful Lizard
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Theropoda
- Infraorder: Tetanurae
- Micro-order: Carnosauria
- Family: Tyrannosauridae
- Height: 16 feet (4.9 meters)
- Weight: 5,950 lbs (2,700 kg)
- Length: 30 feet (9.1 meters)
- Period: Late Cretaceous
- Description: Carnivore,Bipedal
- Notes: Discovered in Alberta, Canada, Daspletosaurus was a contemporary of Albertosaurus. A marginally smaller, closerelative of Tyrannosaurus, Daspletosaurus' possessed the typical tyrannosaurid two-fingered hands, but its powerfuljaws were equipped with larger (although fewer) teeth thanTyrannosaurus. It is conjectured that the heavily-built Daspletosaurus preyed upon ceratopsians.