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

Length

Location

FunFact

The Lizard from Amarga

Argentina

Up to 33 feet

Herbivore

Name Means

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

Brontosaurus

Brawn-tuh-soar-us

Diet

Length

Location

FunFact

Thunder Lizard

North America

Up to 90 feet

Herbivore

Name Means

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

Citipati

City-pa-tee

Diet

Length

Location

FunFact

Lord of the Funeral Pyre

Asia

Up to 9 feet

Omnivore

Name Means

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

Length

Location

FunFact

Meat-Eating Bull

South America

Up to 30 feet

Carnivore

Name Means

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

Length

Location

FunFact

Cold Crest Lizard

Antarctica

Up to 26 feet

Carnivore

Name Means

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

Length

Location

FunFact

Two Long Teeth

North America and Europe

Up to 15 feet

Carnivore

Name Means

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

Dimorphodon

Dye-more-fuh-dawn

Diet

Length

Location

FunFact

Two Shapes of Teeth

Europe

Up to 4 feet

Insectivore & Carnivore

Name Means

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

Length

Location

FunFact

Chicken Mimic

Asia

Up to 26 feet

Omnivore

Name Means

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

Length

Location

FunFact

Gobi Desert Hunter

Asia

Up to 5 feet

Insectivore & Carnivore

Name Means

This dino weighed about 25 pounds.

Hungarosaurus

Hun-gah-ruh-soar-us

Diet

Length

Location

FunFact

Lizard from Hungary

Europe (Hungary)

Up to 13 feet

Herbivore

Name Means

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

Length

Location

FunFact

Jaxartes Lizard

Asia (China & Kazakhstan)

30 feet

Carnivore

Name Means

Jaxartasaurus is named after the Jaxartes River,

where the first skeleton was discovered.

Pachycephalosaurus

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

Diet

Length

Location

FunFact

Thick Head

North America (Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming)

Up to 18 feet

Herbivore or

Omnivore

Name Means

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

Parasaurolophus

Pear-uh-soar-all-uff-us

Diet

Length

Location

FunFact

Near Crested Lizard

North America (Canada, New Mexico, Utah)

Up to 40 feet

Herbivore

Name Means

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

Length

Location

FunFact

Almost Lizard

Oceans all over the world

Up to 15 feet

Piscivore &/or

Carnivore

Name Means

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

Spinosaurus

Spine-uh-soar-us

Diet

Length

Location

FunFact

A Lizard with Thorns

Africa

Up to 59 feet

Carnivore

&/or Piscivore

Name Means

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

Length

Location

FunFact

Armored Roof Lizard

North America, Africa, Asia, & Europe

Up to 30 feet

Herbivore

Name Means

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

Length

Location

FunFact

Tyrant Lizard

North America & Asia

Up to 50 feet

Carnivore

Name Means

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

Length

Location

FunFact

Three Horned Face

North America

Up to 30 feet

Herbivore

Name Means

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

Length

Location

FunFact

Swift Raptor

Asia (Mongolia)

Up to 6 feet

Carnivore

Name Means

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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