Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: dye-CRAY-uh-SAWR-us
- Translation: Two-Forked Lizard
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
- Infraorder: Sauropoda
- Family: Diplodocidae
- Height: 12 feet (3.7 meters)
- Weight: 11,900 lbs (5,400 kg)
- Length: 45 feet (13.2 meters)
- Period: Late Jurassic
- Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
- Notes: Discovered in Tanzania, Dicraeosaurus takes its name from the tall, forked spines on its vertebrae. These vertebrae would have given Dicraeosaurus the appearance of greater height,which might have discouraged predators. Its tail was long and thin,and it may have been used like a whip lash against predators.