Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: ooh-RAN-uh-SAWR-us
- Translation: Valiant Lizard
- Order: Ornithischia
- Suborder: Ornithopoda
- Infraorder: Iguanodontia
- Family: Iguanodontidae
- Height: 10 feet (3.1 meters)
- Weight: 8,000 pounds (3,629 kg)
- Length: 23 feet (7.0 meters)
- Period: Early Cretaceous
- Description: Herbivore,Bipedal
- Notes: Ouranosaurus was found in the Sahara Desert of Niger, Africa. Related to the Iguanodon, but unlike Iguanodon, Ouranosaurus had very high spines in its vertebrae that ran downthe middle of its back and tail. These spines may have supported a sail or fin that helped keep it from overheating. It resembleda contemporary theropod, Spinosaurus.