Was a long-necked dinosaur that ate plants. This giant was bigger than a bus




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A is for Apatosaurus







Apatosaurus was a long-necked dinosaur that ate plants.

This giant was bigger than a bus.

It used to be called Brontosaurus.


B is for Brachiosaurus






Brachiosaurus was very tall.
Its neck was long and its head was small.

This plant-eating dinosaur was about 16 m tall and its front legs were longer than its back legs.


C is for Compsognathus









Compsognathus was very small.
It was the tiniest dinosaur of all.

This meat-eater was just the size of a cat.


It's really hard to imagine that.

D is for Diplodocus









Diplodocus had a whip-like tail,
a long neck and a tiny head.

This giant dinosaur ate plants.


E is for Eoraptor








Eoraptor was one of the first dinosaurs that ever lived.

It lived more than 225 million years ago.

This meat-eater was about 1 m long.


F is for Fabrosaurus







Fabrosaurus was an early dinosaur that ate plants.

This fast-running dinosaur was about 1 m long.

It was found in South Africa.


G is for Giganotosaurus









Giganotosaurus was a huge meat-eating dinosaur.

It was slightly bigger than T. rex!



H is for Heterodontosaurus









Heterodontosaurus was a plant-eating dinosaur the size of a dog.

It had three kinds of teeth - this is unusual for dinosaurs.

It could walk on two or four legs.


I is for Iguanodon







Iguanodon was a plant-eating dinosaur that had a large spike on each thumb.

It was as big as a bus!

It is called Iguanodon because its teeth are a lot like the teeth of an iguana.

J is for Janenschia








Janenschia was a large plant-eating dinosaur that may have had armour on its skin for protection.

It lived in what is now Africa.


It had a long neck, a long tail, and was about 24 m long.

K is for Kentrosaurus









Kentrosaurus was a dinosaur that had spikes all along its back and on its shoulders.

It ate plants and had a very small head.


L is for Lambeosaurus









Lambeosaurus was a plant-eating dinosaur that had a strange-looking, hollow crest on its head.

No one knows what Lambeosaurus used this crest for.



M is for Maiasaura








Maiasaura was a dinosaur that built nests and took care of its babies.

This plant-eater lived in large herds in what is now Montana, USA.


N is for Nodosaurus




Nodosaurus was an armoured dinosaur that was built like a tank.

It was a plant-eater that lived in Wyoming and Kansas, USA.




O is for Oviraptor








Oviraptor was about the size of a person.

This dinosaur had a very strange-looking head and no teeth.

Oviraptor was an omnivore; it ate both plants and animals.

P is for Parasaurolophus









Parasaurolophus was a large dinosaur that had a large, curved head-crest.

It may have made loud sounds with its hollow head crest.

This plant-eater lived in western North America and was about 9 m long.


Q is for Quaesitosaurus







Quaesitosaurus was a long-necked, whip-tailed dinosaur.

This giant ate plants and had a tiny head.

Only its fossilized skull was found in the Gobi Desert in Asia.


R is for Riojasaurus






Riojasaurus was an early, plant-eating dinosaur that had spoon-shaped teeth.

It was a heavy dinosaur that lived in South America.


S is for Stegosaurus









Stegosaurus had rows of triangular plates all along its back.

This beautiful dinosaur was a plant-eater.

It had a small head and a tiny brain.


T is for T. rex and Triceratops






T. rex


T. rex was a huge, ferocious meat eater that lived in North America.

Tyrannosaurus rex means Tyrant lizard king.

T. rex ate huge animals like Triceratops, a horned dinosaur that ate plants.



Triceratops

U is for Unenlagia








Unenlagia was a bird-like dinosaur that ate meat.

It was about 2 m long and lived in what is now South America.


V is for Velociraptor









Velociraptor was a killer dinosaur with a long, curved claw on each foot.

This meat-eater was very intelligent and lived in Asia.



W is for Wannanosaurus






Wannanosaurus was a thick-skulled dinosaur from China.

To protect itself, this plant-eater probably rammed its enemies with its head.





X is for Xiaosaurus







Xiaosaurus was a small, plant-eating dinosaur.

It was the size of a dog.


Y is for Yangchuanosaurus








Yangchuanosaurus was a meat-eating dinosaur, with small arms and big jaws.

It was about 33 feet (10 m) long and lived in what is now China.


Z is for Zuniceratops








Zuniceratops was a plant-eating dinosaur that had horns over its eyes and on its snout.
It was 3-3.7 m long and weighed roughly 400 pounds.
It was found by an elementary school boy, Christopher Wolfe.
Zuniceratops was related to Triceratops.


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