Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: my-kro-SAIR-uh-tops
- Translation: Tiny Horned Face
- Order: Ornithischia
- Suborder: Marginocephalia
- Infraorder: Ceratopsia
- Family: Protoceratopsidae
- Height: 18 inches (.6 meters)
- Weight: 4 pounds (1.8 kg)
- Length: 30 inches (0.8 meters)
- Period: Late Cretaceous
- Description: Herbivore, Bipedal
- Notes: Found in China, Microceratops is the smallest known horned dinosaur. A protoceratopsid, it probably resembled Protoceratops and Leptoceratops but the upper forelimb andhind limb bones of Microceratops are more slender. The entire hind limb is unusually long for a bird-hipped dinosaurwhen compared with the length of its trunk suggesting thatMicroceratops was capable of running on two legs. Its long forelimbs may have been used when walking on all fours.