Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Other Names: Tsintaosaurus
- Pronunciation: TAN-ee-us
- Translation: of the Tan
- Order: Ornithischia
- Suborder: Ornithopoda
- Infraorder: Iguanodontia
- Family: Hadrosauridae
- Height: 20 feet (6.1 meters)
- Weight: 6,000 pounds (2,722 kg)
- Length: 35 feet (10.7 meters)
- Period: Late Cretaceous
- Description: Herbivore, Bipedal
- Notes: Tanius was a large, flat-headed duck-billed dinosaurthat lived in China in the late Cretaceous, some 88 to 66 millionyears ago. As the specimens found to date show no evidence of a crest, Tanius may have belonged to the crestless basal hadrosaurine group of duckbills. Another theory holds that Tanius will turn out to be the same animal as Tsintaosaurus, a familiar duckbill pictured in many books because of its unicorn-like spike.