Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Other Names: Streptospondylus
- Pronunciation: you-strep-tuh-SPON-dih-lus
- Translation: Well-Reversed Vertebrae
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Theropoda Infraorder
- Micro-order: Carnosauria
- Family: Eustreptospondylidae
- Height: 10 feet (3.0 meters)
- Weight: 2,500 pounds (1,134 kg)
- Length: 23 feet (7.0 meters)
- Period: Middle Jurassic
- Description: Carnivore, Bipedal
- Notes: The remains of Eustreptospondylus were among the firstto be named by Sir Richard Owen in 1841, one year before hepublished the term dinosaur for the first time. The skeleton of thiscarnivore is on display at the University Museum in Oxford. Itresembles Meglosaurus, the first dinosaur to be named (1824). Eustreptospondylus was related to Allosaurus which appeared in the Late Jurassic. Its head was large, and its long jaws were lined with sharp, serrated teeth.