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Tuojiangosaurus

Tuojiangosaurus

Tuojiangosaurus


Name Meaning: Lizard from Tuo River China
Period : Late Jurassic
Family Group: Stegosauria
Diet: Plants
Size: 23 feet
Fossil Found: China 1977


Tuojiangosaurus


Tuojiangosaurus facts

Tuojiangosaurus  looked just like a Stegosaurus anscestor should look. Both dinosaurs had armor plate and tail spikes but "Tuojiangosaurus's" plates were smaller and more pointed . Unlike Stegosaurus , it had a large spikes sticking out from its shoulder . This is one of the best-known stegosaurus found here that scientists think Asia may have been where this group of Dinosaurs first appeared



Troodon | facts | size

Troodon | facts | size

Troodon | facts | size:



Name Meaning : Wounding Tooth
Period: Late Cretaceous
Family Group: Theropoda
Diet : Meat
Size : 10 feet
Fossil Found : Canada, USA 1856

Troodon | facts | size


Troodon facts

This theropod had many unique features . Its Brain was one of the largest of any dinosaur , relative to its size , which means it was probably one of the smartest dinosaurs . It had stereoscopic vision so it had good depth perception and it had big eyes . Its teeth had large serrations-they resemble the teeth of some of the plant-eating prosauropods which could mean Troodon was one of the first dinosaurs to be named in the USA..
Triceratops | facts | size

Triceratops | facts | size

Triceratops | facts | size :




Name Meaning: Three-horned face
Period: Late Cretaceous
Family Group : Ceratopsia
Diet : Plants
Size : 30 feet
Fossil Found: Canada , USA 1889


Triceratops | facts | size

Triceratops facts


This famous dinosaur was one of the last dinosaurs to live on Earth . Triceratops is also famous for being a frill counter balances the weight of its head , which was where its massive jaw muscles attached . It had the strongest jaws of any plant eater . Its teeth sharpened themselves on their food and were replaced throughout its life. They sheared past each other like giant shears. Triceratops could chomp its way through any vegetation. Although it looked like a rhinoceros , it could not gallop like one . It was much slower than T.re and had to rely on its huge horns for defense. Although Triceratops lived when there were many fierce theropods including Tyrannosaurus, it survived until the end of the Cretaceous . It used its three horns to charge and stab its attackers and it used its frill to protect its next from predator's teeth
Torosaurus | facts | size

Torosaurus | facts | size

Torosaurus | facts | size :


Name Meaning : Bull Lizard
Period: Lower Cretaceous
Family Group: Ceratopsia
Diet : Plant
Size : 25 feet
Fossil Found : Canada , USA 1891

Torosaurus | facts | size



Torosaurus facts

Torosaurus had one of the longest skulls ever found ; it was 10 feet long. The Frill was more than half the length of the skull and had two large openings to make it lighter . Its skull and body were more lightly built than those of the massive triceratops , the most famous ceratopsian . Both dinosaurs lived to the end of the Cretaceous , but there were not so many "Torosaurus". For every one Torosaurus skull fond, 15 Triceratops skulls were found. 
Tenontosaurus

Tenontosaurus

Tenontosaurus


Name Meaning: Sinew Lizard
Period : Early Cretaceous
Family Group: Ornithopoda
Diet : Plant
Size: 26 feet
Fossil Found: USA 1970

Tenontosaurus


Tenontosaurus facts

This ornithopod is most famous for being the prey of Deinonychus. At one site a body of  Deinonychus . At one site a body of "Tenontosaurus" was found with tow Deinonychus skeletons nearby. Scientists think Deinonychus killed and partially ate the plant eater and the two Deinonychus were then attracted to the free meal . After a fight over the body , the two Deinonychus were killed. The bones of Tenontosaurus showed tooth marks that look like Deinonychus teeth impression..