List of different dinosaurs and some facts

I am a massive fan of dinosaurs and I really wanted to share my passion with you so I am going to be doing quite a few posts about dinosaurs and today I am going to give you a list of dinosaurs, their lengths and a major fact about them and I will be able to give you some more detailed information in some other posts.

  • Tyrannosaurus – 15 metres long – a giant meat-eating dinosaur.
  • Apatosaurus – 20 metres long – a plant-eating dinosaur.
  • Stegosaurus – 6 metres long – a plated dinosaur.
  • Protoceratops – 2 metres long – an early horned dinosaur.
  • Triceratops – 9 metres long – a plant-eating horned dinosaur.
  • Styracosaurus – 5 metres long – a plant-eating horned dinosaur.
  • Iguandon – 9 metres long – a plant eating dinosaur.
  • Ankylosaurus – 6 metres long – a plant-eating armoured dinosaur.
  • Diplodocus – 27 metres long – a giant-plant eating dinosaur.
  • Struthiomimus – 2 metres tall – the ‘ostrich’ dinosaur.
  • Brachiosaurus – 12 metres tall – the bulkiest of the giant plant-eating dinosaurs.
  • Anatosaurus – 9 metres long – a duck-billed dinosaur.
  • Nautiloid – 3 metres long – an ancient relative of squids and octopuses.
  • Ammonoid – 13 centimetres long – An ancient mollusc.
  • Trilobite – 10 centimetres long – an ancient relative of the crab, spider and other insects.
  • Eurypterid – 3 metres long – a seagoing relative of scorpions and spiders.
  • Holoptychius – 70 centimetres long – an ancient fish, ancestor of the amphibians.
  • Pleuracanthus – 2 metres long – a spiny fish (not related to the shark).
  • Dinichthys – 9 metres long – an ancient giant fish.
  • Diplocaulus – 60 centimetres long – an early water living amphibian.
  • Eryops – 1.5 metres long – an early land-going amphibian, distantly related to modern frogs.
  • Mesosaurus – 40 centimetres long – early fish-eating reptile.
  • Ichthyosaur – 12 metres long – a seagoing reptile.
  • Cynognathus – 2 metres long – a mammal-like reptile.
  • Geosaurus – 5 metres long – a seagoing crocodile.
  • Trimacromerum – 3 metres long – a long-necked seagoing reptile.
  • Kannemeyeria – 2 metres long – a mammal-like reptile.
  • Elasmosaur – 15 metres long – a snake-necked sea reptile
  • Pteranodon – 8-metre wingspan – A tailless membrane-winged reptile.
  • Mosasaur – 9 metres long – a seagoing lizard.
  • Dimetrodon – 3 metres long – an early mammal-like reptile.
  • Archelon – 4 metres long – an ancient sea turtle.
  • Rhamphorhynchus – 1 metre long – a membrane-winged reptile.
  • Longisquama – 15 centimetres long – an early reptile.
  • Saltoposuchus – 1 metre long – a two-legged reptile.
  • Moa – 3 metres tall – a giant flightless bird of New Zealand.
  • Hesperornis – 1.5 metres tall – a primitive toothed diving bird.
  • Archaeopteryx – 38 centimetres long – the first bird.
  • Diatryma – 2 metres tall – a meat-eating giant flightless bird.
  • Smilodon – 2.5 metres tall – a sabre toothed cat.
  • Glyptodon – 3 metres long – an ancient relative of the armadillo.
  • Megaloceros – 3 metres across its antlers – the giant elk of the ice age.
  • Alticamelus – 5.5 metres tall – a giant camel.

Fact of the day: Our hearing is less sharp after eating too much.

Joke of the day: What kind of dog keeps the best time? A watchdog!

Riddle of the day: A boy fell off a 100 foot ladder. But he did not get hurt. Why?

If you know the answer to the riddle leave it in the comments below. Drop a like if you enjoyed reading this post and want me to write more like this one. Also please tell me in the comments what your favourite dinosaur is. Remember to tell me in the comments if you like the joke I put up there today.

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