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Monday, March 31, 2014

The World's Biggest, Smallest, Deadliest,Weirdest, Smartest and Strangest Named Dinosaurs

              Carnivorous Dinosaurs                                                            

Biggest: 

Spinosaurus 

The Spinosaurus was the biggest carnivore dinosaur (bigger than the T-Rex.) Its closest relative was the Oxalaia and the Irritator. 

Weight: 7-9 tonnes 

Length: 50 ft long

Height: 5-7 meters tall (including its fin)

Time It Lived: Middle Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? Northern African Swamps
Oxalaia

Spinosaurus

Irritator


Smallest:       (tyrannosaurs)

Raptorex (may have been a juvenile Tarbosaurus)

The Raptorex was the smallest tyrannosaur (smaller than the Nanotyrannus.) One of its relatives was the Dryptosaurus.

Weight: 150 pounds

Length: 10 ft  long

Height: 3 ft tall

Time It Lived: Early Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? Central Asian Woodlands

Raptorex
Dryptosaurus





Deadliest:

Gigantosaurus (because the Tyrannosaurus Rex may have only scavenged)

The Giganotosaurus was the deadliest carnivore dinosaur because it hunted Argentinosaurus. Its closest relatives are Tyrannotitan and Mapusaurus.

Length: 40 ft long

Height:   3.9 meters tall

Weight: 8 tons

Time It Lived: Middle Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? South America (Argentina)
Giganotosaurus
Mapusaurus



Tyrannotitan













Sauropods

Biggest:

Argentinosaurus

Argentinosaurus was the biggest sauropod (Bigger than the Sauroposeidon.) The Argentinosaurus's closest relatives are the Isisaurus and Diamantinsaurus.

Length: 30-35 meters long

Weight: 80-100 tonnes

Height: 70 ft

Time It Lived: Middle Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? South American Forests



Isisaurus
Diamantinsaurus

Smallest:

 Europasaurus

Europasaurus was the smallest sauropod. The Europasaurus was related to the Brachiosaurus, Girrafatitan, Abydosaurus and Cedarosaurus.

Length: 10 ft long

Weight: 1,000-2,000

Time It Lived: Late Jurassic

Where Did It Live? Plains Of Western Europe

Europasaurus

Brachiosaurus


Girrafatitan
Abydosaurus      


Cedarosaurus


Weirdest:

Brachytrachelopan

Brachytrachelopan was the weirdest sauropod because of its short neck. one of the Brachytrachelopan's closest relatives is the Amargasaurus.

 Length: 30 feet long

Weight: 5-10 tonnes

Time It Lived: Late Jurassic

Where Did It Live? South American Plains
Brachytrachelopan
Amargasaurus











Raptors

Biggest:

Utahraptor

Utahraptor was the biggest and strongest raptor. It was related to Yurgovuchia, Dromaeosaurus and Achillobator.

Length: 23 ft long

Weight: 1,000-1,500 pounds                                            
Yurgovuchia

Time It Lived: Early Cretaceous                                  

Where Did It Live? North American Plains
Utahraptor

Dromaeosaurus
Achillobator







Smallest:

Microraptor

The Microraptor is the smallest raptor in the world. One of the Microraptor's relatives was the  Cryptovoloans.

Length: 2 ft

Weight: 1.3-1.8 kilos

Time It Lived: Early Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? Woodlands Of Asia

Microraptor

Cryptovolans













Smartest:

Deinonychus

Deinonychus is the smartest raptor ever. Its closest relatives was the Velociraptor and the Itemirus (no picture of Itemirus.)

Length: 12 ft long

Weight: 150 pounds

Time It Lived: Middle Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? North American Forests

Deinonychus

Velociraptor











Ankylosaurs

Biggest:

Ankylosaurus

The Ankylosaurus is the biggest ankylosaur and the most known. Ankylosaurus was closest related to Euoplochephalus.

Length: 30 ft long

Weight: 5 tonnes

Time It Lived: Late Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? North American Woodlands

Ankylosaurus


Euoplocephalus










Smallest:

Minmi

The Minmi is the smallest and ankylosaur and the dumbest. Minmi is closest related to Shamosaurus (not pictured), Liaoningosaurus, Gobisaurus, Cedarpelta and Aletopelta.

Length:10 ft long

Weight: 500-1,000 pounds

Time It Lived: Early Creataceous

Where Did It Live? Australian Woodlands
Minmi
Liaoningosaurus



Gobisaurus
Cedarpelta
Aletopelta









Smartest:

Tarchia

The Tarchia is the smartest ankylosaur. (but the Tarchia is only a tiny bit smarter than a fire hydrant and a fire hydrant dosen't even have a brain!) Tarchia's closest relatives is Saichania.

Length: 25 ft long

Weight: 2 tonnes

Time It Lived: Late Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? Asian Woodlands

Tarchia
Saichania








Ceratopsians


Biggest:

Titanoceratops

The Titanoceratops is the biggest ceratopsian. (bigger than the Triceratops.) Its closest relatives are the Triceratops and Torosaurus.

Length: 25 ft long

Weight: 2 tonnes ( as big as the Tarchia)

Time It Lived: Late Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? North American Woodlands

Titanoceratops
Triceratops





Torosaurus














Smallest:

Chaoyangsaurus

The Chaoyangsaurus is the smallest ceratopsian. (Does not look like a ceratopsian.) It is related to Xuanhuaceratops.

Length: 3 ft long

Weight: 20-30 pounds

Time It Lived: Middle- Late Jurassic

Where Did It Live?  Asian Woodlands

Chaoyangsaurus










Xuanhuaceratops











Strangest Named:

Yamaceratops

The Yamaceratops is the strangest named Ceratopsian. (It was named after a Buddhist god called Yama but the Yamaceratops as no special powers.)

Length: 6 ft long

Weight: 50-100 pounds

Time It Lived: Middle Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? Woodlands Of Asia











Prehistoric Birds

Biggest:

Elephant Bird Or Aepyornis

Aepyornis was the largest (not Tallest) bird ever.

Height: 3 meters tall

Length: 400 kg

Where Did It Live: Madagascar




















Smallest:

Bee Hummingbird (living dinosaur)

Bee Hummingbird is the smallest prehistoric bird and smallest modern bird.

Length: 5-6 cm

Weight: 1.6-2 grams

















Smartest:

Ornithomimus (Ornithomid)

Ornithomimus was the smartest prehistoric bird because it was almost as smart as an Ostrich.

Length: 11 ft long

Weight: 350 Pounds

Time It Lived: Late Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? Swamps + Forests in North America












Stegosaurs

Biggest:

Stegosaurus

The Stegosaurus was the biggest stegosaur and most popular.

Length: 20 ft long

Weight: 2 tonnes

Time It Lived: Late Jurassic

Where Did It Live? Woodlands Of western North America




















Smallest:

Dravidosaurus

The Dravidosaurus is the smallest stegosaur. (may Have been a marine reptile.)

Length: 10 ft long

Weight: 500-1,000 pounds

Time It Lived: Late Cretaceous

Where Did It Live? Woodlands Of Southern India












Weirdest:

Tuojiangosaurus

The Tuojiangosaurus is the weirdest stegosaur because it had amour on almost all of its body.

Length: 25 ft long

Weight: 2 tonnes

Time It Lived: Late Jurassic

Where Did It Live? Woodlands Of Asia
              
Eras: Earliest Down the Bottom and latest up the top.
Pre-Cambrian, Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous, Permian, Triassic,  Jurassic, Cretaceous, Tertiary
and Quaternary.

                                                                                               
                                                                                                     
Tuojiangosaurus















1 comment:

  1. Awesome research with the dinosaurs. I will have to show my boys; they love dinosaurs and it will be great as there is a huge dinosaur exhibit in Perth at the moment we are going to see! When you are older, you may want to check out the Gobi in Mongolia. There is a place there the locals call Dinosaur Valley where there are thousands of dinosaur bones everywhere but it is hard to research and dig for them because of the heat (you can only really visit for 3 months in the year) and there are not too many palaeontologists there.. It is a very very interesting... place to visit!

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