Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: mel-uh-NOR-uh-SAWR-us
- Translation: Black Mountain Lizard
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
- Infraorder: Prosauropoda
- Family: Melanorosauridae
- Height: 14 feet (4.3 meters)
- Length: 40 feet (12.2 meters)
- Period: Late Triassic
- Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
- Notes: Found in South Africa, Melanorosaurus was one ofthe largest prosauropods. It had a bulky body, elephantine legs,and a long tail. Although like all prosauropods melanosaurids could stand upon their hinds legs, because of their great size they tended to walk on all fours.