Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: mah-MEN-chih-SAWR-us
- Translation: Mamenchi (China) Lizard
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
- Infraorder: Sauropoda
- Family: Euhelopodidae
- Height: 35 feet (10.7 meters)
- Weight: 60,000 pounds (27,216 kg)
- Length: Total length 69 feet (21 meters);
- Period: Late Jurassic
- Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
- Notes: Mamenchisaurus, the largest known dinosaur from Asia,has the longest known neck of any dinosaur, measuring up to36 feet and containing 19 vertebrae. The vertebrae are similar to those found in Omeisaurus and Tienshanosaurus but it's limb, foot and ankle bones resemble Apatosaurus resulting in its classification as a diplodocid. It was thought to be related to Diplodocus, but its skull, recently discovered, resembles that of Euhelopus. Further studies have determined that members of this genus, as well as other Chinese sauropods from this time, such as Euhelopus, share enough unique characteristics to constitute a separate sauropod family Euhelopodidae.