Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: sal-TOH-pus
- Translation: Leaping Foot
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Theropoda
- Height: 12 inches (0.3 meters)
- Weight: 2 pounds (0.9 kg)
- Length: 24 inches (0.6 meters)
- Period: Late Triassic
- Description: Carnivore, Bipedal
- Notes: Found in Scotland, Saltopus may be the oldest European dinosaur. Similar in build to Procompsognathus but much smallerand lighter, it was not as tall as a domestic cat and weighed as littleas two pounds. This tiny predator snatched prey with five-fingeredhands - a primitive feature, although the fourth and fifth fingers weretiny. Its hip/backbone arrangement was more advanced than Procompsognathus and formed a fairly solid anchor for the long running legs.