Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: ee-oh-RAP-tor
- Translation: Dawn Plunderer
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Theropoda
- Height: 20 inches (0.5 meters)
- Weight: 8 pounds (3.6 kg)
- Length: 36 inches (0.9 meters)
- Period: Late Triassic
- Description: Carnivore, Bipedaly
- Notes: Discovered in Argentina in 1991 by a team led by PaulSereno of the University of Chicago, Eoraptor is the most primitivedinosaur known -- 228 million years old. This find, coupled withthe discoveries of Staurikosaurus and Herrerasaurus in South America, has led some scientists to suspect that the region isthe cradle of Dinosauria.