Dino Facts
Fun facts about the dinosaurs that are featured in the Crystal Dinosaurs Coloring Book.

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Amargasaurus

Ah-marr-guh-soar-us

Diet

Herbivore

Length

Up to 33 feet

Location

Argentina

Name Means

The Lizard from Amarga

FunFact

Only one skeleton has been found, and it's nearly perfect!

Brontosaurus

Brawn-tuh-soar-us

Diet

Herbivore

Length

Up to 90 feet

Location

North America

Name Means

Thunder Lizard

FunFact

Weighing over 50,000 pounds, Brontosaurus was one of the largest creatures to ever roam the Earth.

Citipati

City-pa-tee

Diet

Omnivore

Length

Up to 9 feet

Location

Asia

Name Means

Lord of the Funeral Pyre

FunFact

Citipati's eggs were about 7 inches long, and they nested with up to 22 eggs in a clutch.  Also, this dino was covered in fluffy fur-like feathers!

Carnotaurus

Car-nuh-tore-us

Diet

Carnivore

Length

Up to 30 feet

Location

South America

Name Means

Meat-Eating Bull

FunFact

Carnotaurus was the apex predator of its region and time period.  And this dino had the tinest arms of ALL dinosaurs... even smaller than the arms of T-Rex!

Cryolophosaurus

Cry-oh-luh-fuh-soar-us

Diet

Carnivore

Length

Up to 26 feet

Location

Antarctica

Name Means

Cold Crest Lizard

FunFact

Cryolophosaurus has been playfully referred to as 'Elvis-osaurus' because of this dino's cool head piece (which looks a bit like the famous hairstyle of Elvis Presley.)

Dimetrodon

Dye-met-truh-dawn

Diet

Carnivore

Length

Up to 15 feet

Location

North America and Europe

Name Means

Two Long Teeth

FunFact

Not actually a dinosaur, but technically a mammal-like reptile called a non-mammilian synapsid.

Dimorphodon

Dye-more-fuh-dawn

Diet

Insectivore & Carnivore

Length

Up to 4 feet

Location

Europe

Name Means

Two Shapes of Teeth

FunFact

This dino had a wingspan of 4 feet and was about the size of a crow.  Technically a flying reptile, and not a dinosaur.

Gallimimus

Gal-eh-my-muss

Diet

Omnivore

Length

Up to 26 feet

Location

Asia

Name Means

Chicken Mimic

FunFact

Gallimimus' feet look just like the feet of an ostrich and this dino could run as fast as a cheetah!

Gobivenator

Go-bee-ven-ah-tore

Diet

Insectivore & Carnivore

Length

Up to 5 feet

Location

Asia

Name Means

Gobi Desert Hunter

FunFact

This dino weighed about 25 pounds.

Hungarosaurus

Hun-gah-ruh-soar-us

Diet

Herbivore

Length

Up to 13 feet

Location

Europe (Hungary)

Name Means

Lizard from Hungary

FunFact

Hungarosaurus was covered from head to tail with hundreds of dermal osteoderms (a fancy word for all those bumps and spines).

Jaxartosaurus

Jax-ar-tuh-soar-us

Diet

Carnivore

Length

30 feet

Location

Asia (China & Kazakhstan)

Name Means

Jaxartes Lizard

FunFact

Jaxartasaurus is named after the Jaxartes River,

where the first skeleton was discovered.

Pachycephalosaurus

Pack-ee-seff-eh-luh-soar-us

Diet

Herbivore or

Omnivore

Length

Up to 18 feet

Location

North America (Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming)

Name Means

Thick Head

FunFact

The dome shaped skull was up to 8 inches thick in the center. 

Parasaurolophus

Pear-uh-soar-all-uff-us

Diet

Herbivore

Length

Up to 40 feet

Location

North America (Canada, New Mexico, Utah)

Name Means

Near Crested Lizard

FunFact

Some scientists believe air could be pushed through Parasaurolophus' head crest like a flute, to make sounds.  The name meaning refers to another dinosaur, Saurolophus, which was discovered before Parasaurolophus.

Plesiosaur

Please-ee-oh-soar

Diet

Piscivore &/or

Carnivore

Length

Up to 15 feet

Location

Oceans all over the world

Name Means

Almost Lizard

FunFact

Technically not a dinosaur, but an aquatic reptile.  Plesiosaur is closer to a turtle than a dinosaur.

Spinosaurus

Spine-uh-soar-us

Diet

Carnivore

&/or Piscivore

Length

Up to 59 feet

Location

Africa

Name Means

A Lizard with Thorns

FunFact

Because of Spinosaurus's slender crocodile like skull, it's believed that this dino may have lived life partially in the water. 

Stegosaurus

Steg-uh-soar-us

Diet

Herbivore

Length

Up to 30 feet

Location

North America, Africa, Asia, & Europe

Name Means

Armored Roof Lizard

FunFact

Stegosaurus didn't have strong jaws and grinding teeth, just a sharp toothless beak for plucking greens, and small teeth.  It's believed that Stegosaurus was one of the first dinos to evolve cheeks, to help better chew up its greens!

Tyranosaurus Rex

Tie-ran-uh-soar-us  Rex

Diet

Carnivore

Length

Up to 50 feet

Location

North America & Asia

Name Means

Tyrant Lizard

FunFact

T-Rex was a smart dinosaur, with a brain that was 2ce the size of other carnivores at that time.

Triceratops

Try-sare-uh-tops

Diet

Herbivore

Length

Up to 30 feet

Location

North America

Name Means

Three Horned Face

FunFact

Triceratops Dinos grazed in herds.  Some scientists believe that the large head frill on this dino had blood vessels that could flush with color and be used to signal to its herd.

Velociraptor

Vel-aw-sih-rap-tore

Diet

Carnivore

Length

Up to 6 feet

Location

Asia (Mongolia)

Name Means

Swift Raptor

FunFact

Quill knobs have been found on Velociraptor skeltons, meaning they had feathers, though they don't appear to have had the ability to fly.  It's now believed that the specialized hooked toe claw was for pouncing and hanging on to prey, rather than for slashing.  Also, Velociraptor may have been able to use those claws to climb.

Note - Dinos are still being discovered and studied.  This info is current to the best of my knowledge, based on information currently available.

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