Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: her-RARE-uh-SAWR-us
- Translation: Herrera Lizard
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Theropoda
- Infraorder: Ceratosauria
- Family: Herrerasauridae
- Height: 7 feet (2.1 meters)
- Length: 15 feet (4.6 meters)
- Period: Late Triassic
- Description: Carnivore, Bipedal
- Notes: Found in northwest Argentina, Herrerasaurus is oneof the earliest known dinosaurs, a primitive carnivore.Herrerasaurus had four-toed feet and hip bones with both saurischian and ornithischian features. Its jaws weredouble-hinged to allow it to scoop large chunks of meatfrom its prey. Its skeleton was discovered headless and it was 30 years before a skull specimen was found.