Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Other Names: Saurechinodon
- Pronunciation: eck-EYE-nuh-don
- Translation: Spiny Tooth
- Order: Ornithischia
- Suborder: Thyreophora?
- Family: Scelidosauridae?
- Height: 1 foot (0.3 meters)
- Length: 2 feet (0.6 meters)
- Period: Late Jurassic
- Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
- Notes: Discovered in England and described by Sir RichardOwen in 1861, Echinodon was once considered to be a fabrosaurid, a family name that has now been abandoned.It may have been related to Scutellosaurus, a plant-eater withsmall bony armor plates on its back. Evidence suggests thatarmor found in England in 1879 and thought to belong to a lizard,may belong to Echinodon, thus moving it into the mostly quadrupedal Thyreophora suborder of ornithischians.