Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: try-SAIR-uh-tops
- Translation: Three-horned Face
- Order: Ornithischia
- Suborder: Marginocephalia
- Infraorder: Ceratopsia
- Micro-order: Neoceratopsia
- Family: Ceratopsidae
- Height: 9.5 feet (2.9 meters)
- Weight: 14,000 pounds (6,350 kg)
- Length: 26 feet (7.9 meters)
- Period: Late Cretaceous
- Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
- Notes: Found in Montana, South Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming,and Canada, Triceratops was the largest, heaviest, most commonand best-known ceratopsian. Sixteen species have been assigned to Triceratops, although some scientists believe that only one species exists, and that the variations found between ceratopsian horns are similar to those found in modern horned animals such as cows. Its massive head had a deep, narrow, parrot-like beak withbrow horns 3 feet (0.9 meters) long, and its frill could reach widthsof 7 feet (2.5 meters).