Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: SOO-per-SAWR-us
- Translation: Super Lizard
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
- Infraorder: Sauropoda
- Family: Diplodocidae
- Height: 65 feet (20 meters)
- Weight: 120,000 pounds (54,432 kg)
- Length: 120 feet (36.6 meters)
- Period: Late Jurassic
- Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
- Notes: An immense dinosaur found in Colorado in 1972 by"Dinosaur Jim" Jensen, Supersaurus had a 39-foot long neck. Most notable about the rather incomplete material is a scapula or shoulder bone 8 feet long, which suggests an overall height of 65 feet. Supersaurus is a diplodocid, characterized by a long, narrow head, very long neck, and a tail that ended in a taperingwhiplash. The same quarry that produced Supersaurus alsoproduced Ultrasauros.