Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: leh-SOTH-uh-SAWR-us
- Translation: Lesotho Lizard
- Order: Ornithischia
- Height: 18 inches (0.45 meters)
- Weight: 8 pounds (3.6 kg)
- Length: 39 inches (1.0 meters)
- Period: Early Jurassic
- Description: Herbivore, Bipedal
- Notes: Discovered in Africa, Lesothosaurus was one of theearliest and most primitive ornithischians, the bird-hipped, plant-eating dinosaurs. Small and lightly built, with a head about four inches long, it had large eyes and a long snout. A horn-covered beak was probably used as a bill to cropvegetation. Lesothosaurus was probably an agile, two-leggedrunner based on slender, hollow, thin walled bones, a light skull with many openings, a short neck and forelimbs and the absenceof armor.