Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: dih-PLOD-uh-kus
- Translation: Double Beam
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
- Infraorder: Sauropoda
- Family: Diplodocidae
- Height: 30 feet (9.1 meters)
- Weight: 55,000 pounds (22,680 kg)
- Length: 89 feet (27.1 meters)
- Period: Late Jurassic
- Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
- Notes: Discovered in the western United States, the Diplodocusskeletons are among the longest dinosaur skeletons ever found.Diplodocus' neck contained 15 bones and the tail had anywherefrom 70 to 90 although a complete tail has never been found.Diplodocus had an elongated snout, with nostrils on top of the head and peglike teeth only at the front of its mouth. Its limbswere slender and its hind legs were longer than the front legs giving it access to both low and high growing plants. It also had one of the smallest brains in Dinosauria. Andrew Carnegie funded many of the Diplodocus digs, and the best Diplodocus skeleton is named for him -- Diplodocus carnegii.