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Oryctodromeus

Oryctodromeus (meaning “Digging Runner”) is a genus of small ornithopod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Montana and Idaho, in the United States. The type species is O. cubicularis, named in 2007 by David Varricchio, Anthony Martin, and Yoshihiro Katsura. It was the first fossil evidence of a burrowing dinosaur discovered, with the type specimen […]

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Yingshanosaurus

Yingshanosaurus (meaning “Yingshan lizard”) is a genus of stegosaurid from the Late Jurassic of China. It was discovered in 1983 and then was briefly described in 1985 in a lecture that was later published in 1986 by Zhou Shiwu. Since it was not properly described, it was considered a nomen nudum until 1994, when it […]

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Velafrons

Velafrons (meaning “Sailed Forehead”) is a genus of Hadrosaurid from the Late Cretaceous of Mexico. The type species is V. coahuliensis, described by Terry Gates, Scott D. Sampson, and others in 2007. It is known from a near complete adult skull and scattered remains of a single juvenile. The juvenile is already about 25 feet […]

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Antarctopelta

Antarctopelta(meaning “Antarctic Shield”) is a genus of Nodosaurid from the Late Cretaceous of Antarctica, hence its name. It was described in 2006 by Salgado and Gasparini, with the type species being A. oliveroi. It has an estimated length of about 13 feet, or 4 meters. Even though it was described in 2006, it was discovered […]

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Machairoceratops

Machairoceratops(meaning “Bent Sword Horned Face”) is a genus of Ceratopsid from the Late Cretaceous of Utah, in the United States. The meaning of the name refers to how the frill horns bend forward on the Machairoceratops. The brow horns are similar to that of Diabloceratops. The type and only species, M. cronusi, was described in […]

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Brontosaurus

Brontosaurus(meaning “Thunder Lizard”) is a genus of ┬áDiplodocidae dinosaur that lived in what is now the western area of the United States during the Late Jurassic period. The type species, B. excelsus, was described by Othniel Charles Marsh in 1879. In 1902, Peterson and Gilmore named a new genus of dinosaur Elosaurus, with the species […]

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Lurdusaurus

Lurdusaurus (meaning “Heavy Lizard”) is a genus of iguanodont ornithopod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of the Tenere Desert in Niger. It lived with dinosaurs such as Suchomimus, Ouranosaurus, Eocarcharia, and Kryptops. Thomas R. Holtz, jr has said that Lurdusaurus was aquatic or semi-aquatic, because of it’s hippopotamus-like build. The remains were discovered in 1965 […]

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Prosaurolophus

Prosaurolophus (meaning “Prior Crested Lizard”) is a genus of saurolophinae dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of the US and Canada. The type species, P. maximus, was described in 1916 by Barnum Brown, the discoverer of Tyrannosaurus rex. A second species, P. blackfeetensis, was described in 1992 by Jack Horner. Jack Horner differentiated P. blackfeetensis from […]

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Ouranosaurus

Ouranosaurus (meaning “Brave Lizard”) is a genus of iguanodontid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of northern Africa, especially in the Echkar Formation in Niger. Two very complete specimens were unearthed in the Echkar Formation. The first complete fossil found in 1965 and the second in 1972. The type species, O. nigerensis, was described by Phillippe […]

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