Monday, October 31, 2011

Extreme Dinosaurs: Record Holders and Most Popular Dinosaurs

Undoubtedly, one of the most recognizable species of dinosaur is the gigantic Tyrannosaurus Rex or simply known as T- Rex. Numerous monumental replicas of T-Rex can be found all throughout the world specifically in “dinosaur parks”. T-Rex means ”king of the tyrant lizard”.

Here’s a list of well-known species of dinosaurs.


Diplodocus is a notable dinosaur species. This creature had the longest tail of all dinosaurs reaching up to 13 meters in length. Its name means “double beam”.


Sauroposeidon is noted for its very long neck. It had the longest neck of all dinosaurs reaching a length of up to 1.2 meters for every individual vertebrae or neck bone. Its name means lizard Poseidon.


Utahraptor is recognized as the fiercest of all dinosaur species. It measured around 7 meters and was very powerful, agile and intelligent predator. Its name means Utah’s predator.


Ornithomimid was as ostrich mimic tagged as the fastest dinosaur of all time. It can attain a speed of up to 60 km per hour. Its name means mimic lizard.


Hadrosaur is a dinosaur species with the most teeth. This herbivore had about 960 cheek teeth. Its name means duck-billed dinosaur.


Troodon is believed to be one of the most intelligent dinosaurs. This smart hunting dinosaur is about 2 meters in length and had a brain the size of a mammal of today. It had stereoscopic vision and grasping hands.


Stegosaurus is considered as the dumbest dinosaur. The size of its brain is the size of a walnut and measures 3 cm and weighed 75 grams only. Its name means roof lizard.

Amphicoelias fragillimus

Amphicoelias fragillimus is the longest and largest animal to have existed on Earth. Its length ranged from 40 meters to 60 meters and weighed as much as 122 metric tons.


Brachiosaurus is the largest of all dinosaurs. It had a length of up to 23 meters and a height of up to 12 meters equivalent to a four-story building. Its name means arm lizard.


Compsognatus is the smallest of all dinosaur species. It had a length of  1 meter and weighed about 2.5 kg. Its name means pretty jaw.


Megalosaurus was the first dinosaur to be named. The name of this large meat-eating therapod dinosaur means “great lizard”. It was about 9 meters in length and 3 meters in height.


Khaan is a species of dinosaur with the shortest name. Fossils of this creature were found in Mongolia and its name means “lord: in Mongolian.


Microphachycephalosaurus has the longest name of all the dinosaur species. It was found in China and its name means “tiny thick-headed lizard”.


Coelphysis was a dinosaur that lived during the Triassic period. This carnivore was found in North America and its name means “hollow form”.


Pliosaur is an enormous marine dinosaur species discovered in Norway. It had an estimated length of up to 15 meters. This creature was named “The Monster”. Pliosaur means “more lizard”.


Velociraptor is a carnivorous dinosaur species found in Mongolia in Asia. Its name means “quick plunderer”


Lesothosaurus is a notable species of dinosaur found in Lesotho, Africa. This plant-eater lived 200 million years ago.


Herrerasaurus was a carnivorous dinosaur that lived during the Triassic period. It was found in Argentina, South America and its name means “Herrera’s lizard”.


Argentinosaurus is one of the largest and heaviest dinosaurs that ever existed. It was found in Argentina, South America. This very huge animal's length is estimated from 30 to 35 meters long and can way as much as 110 short tons. It is also known as Silver Lizard.


Triceratop is a dinosaur bearing a large bony frill and three horns on its large four-legged body. It is one of the most recognizable of all dinosaurs and the best known ceratopsid. It shared the landscape with and was preyed upon by the fearsome T-Rex.

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