Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: pro-komp-sog-NATH-us
- Translation: Before Elegant Jaw
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Theropoda
- Infraorder: Ceratosauria (not confirmed)
- Family: Segisauridae (not confirmed)
- Height: 2.5 foot (0.8 meters)
- Length: 4 feet (1.2 meters)
- Period: Late Triassic
- Description: Carnivore, Bipedal
- Notes: Procompsognathus was once thought to be one of the most primitive known coelurosaurs, resembling Compsognathus. It had hollow bones, a long flexible neck, long hind legs, and a long tail. Its hands had four fingers each,and its feet had three forward-pointing toes and a dew claw.However, the skull with which its skeleton was crowned did not, unfortunately, belong to Procompsognathus but to either a different dinosaur or a crocodilian. With the spurious skull removed, Procompsognathus' is no longer identified as a coelurosaur. It is now thought to have been a ceratosaur.