Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Other Names: Polacanthus and Polacanthoides
- Pronunciation: hy-LAY-uh-SAWR-us
- Translation: Woodland Lizard
- Order: Ornithischia
- Suborder: Thyreophora
- Infraorder: Ankylosauria
- Family: Nodosauridae
- Height: 6 feet (1.8 meters)
- Length: 15 feet (4.6 meters)
- Period: Early Cretaceous
- Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
- Notes: Hylaeosaurus had rows of horny, triangular-shaped spines running down its back. For further protection againstpredators, its hips were covered with a bony plate. Hylaeosaurusis one of the first three dinosaurs to be named, the other two beingIguanodon and Megalosaurus.