Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Carcharodontosaurus facts

Carcharodontosaurus name means: "Shark Lizard" and all so means "Shark-Toothed Lizard". When it live? Middle Cretaceous period, about 110 to 90 million years ago. Where did it live? Fossils have been found in North Africa. Fossils: Carcharodontosaurus was first known from an incomplete North African skull and a few bones found by Depret and Savornin in 1927 (originally called Megalosaurus saharicus). These fossils were destroyed during World War II. In 1996, Paul Sereno and his team found another Carcharodontosaurus in North Africa; it was even larger than the older specimen.

Length - 26-44 feet (8-14 m) long
Height - 12 ft (3.6 m) tall at the hips
 Weight - 6-8 tons             

Carnosaurs: Allosaurus, Acrocanthosaurus, Carcharodontosaurus, Giganotosaurus, Carcharodontosauridae, Mapusaurus, Australovenator               

National Geographic Dinosaurs                   Field Guide to Dinosaurs              

Friday, May 7, 2010

What Dinosaur Names Means

  1. Megarapter means "Giant Thief" 
  2. Utahrapter means "Utah Thief" 
  3. Aucasaurus means "Auca Lizard"
  4. Carcharodontosaurus means "Shark Lizard" 
  5. Daspletosaurus means "Frightful Fleshy Lizard"
  6. Ichthyornis means "Fish Bird" 
  7. Iguanodon means "Fluted Tooth"
  8. Oviraptor means "Egg Thief"          
  9. Protoceratops means "First Horned Face" 
  10. Pyroraptor means "Fire Raider" 
  11. Saltasaurus means "Salta Lizard" 
  12. Tarascosaurus means "Spanish Dragon" 
  13. Troodon means "Wounding Tooth"                                                
  14. Maiasaura means "Good Mother Lizard"
  15. Gallimimus means "Chicken Mimic"
  16. Dilophosaurus means "Two-Crested Lizard"
  17. Coelophysis means "Hollow Form" 
  18. Avimimus means "Bird Mimic"  
  19. Archaeopteryx means "Ancient Wing"   
  20. Apatosaurus means "Deceptive Lizard"
  21. Eoraptor means "Dawn Thief"
  22. Megalosaurus means "Great Lizard"
  23. Stegosaurus means "Roofed Lizard"
  24. Struthiomimus means "Ostrich Mimic"
  25. Stygimoloch means "River Of Hell Devil"
  26. Suchomimus means "Crocodile Mimic"

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