Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: MEG-uh-lo-SAWR-us
- Translation: Big Lizard
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Theropoda
- Infraorder: Ceratosauria
- Family: Megalosauridae
- Height: 12 feet (3.7 meters)
- Weight: 2,000 pounds (907 kg)
- Length: 26 feet (8 meters)
- Period: Middle Jurassic and Early Cretaceous
- Description: Carnivore, Bipedal
- Notes: The fragmentary remains of many carnosaurs have beenassigned to Megalosaurus, making it something of a grab-bag classification. The first dinosaur bone on record to be discoveredin 1677 in England. The remains of Megalosaurus and Iguanodonwere the first to be recognized by 19th century scientists as dinosaurs.The two were portrayed in illustrations and in concrete, life-size statuesas scaled-up lizards. The statues, first of their kind, still stand inLondon, England. The fragmentary remains of many dinosaurs have been assigned to Megalosaurus.