Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Pronunciation: zee-ZONG-guh-SAWR-us
- Translation: Zizhong Lizard
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
- Infraorder: Sauropoda
- Family: Vulcanodontidae
- Height: 11 feet (3.4 meters)
- Length: 30 feet (9.1 meters)
- Period: Early Jurassic
- Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
- Notes: The discovery in China of Zizhongosaurus, a small, primitive sauropod, established the presence of sauropods inChina during the Early Jurassic Period. Their presence earlyin the history of Sauropoda indicates that Chinese sauropodswere indigenous to the area. Zizhongosaurus may have resembledBarapasaurus, which existed in India at about the same time.