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Deinocheirus, meaning "terrible hand", is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period that lived in what is now southern Mongolia. It was named by Halszka Osmólska and Ewa Roniewicz in 1970. The only species known is D. mirificus. R...

Datousaurus, meaning "Chieftain lizard" or "Big-head lizard", is a genus of dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic Period. It was found in the Lower Shaximiao Formation in Dashanpu, China. It was named by Dong Zhiming and Tang in 1984, and the only species ...

Deltadromeus, meaning "delta runner", is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (95 million years ago) that lived in what is now North Africa. It was first discovered in Morocco in 1995 by Gabrielle Lyon. Deltadromeus may actually...

Conchoraptor, meaning "conch thief", is a genus of oviraptorid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Asia. Its name is taken from the idea that oviraptoran dinosaurs may have been specialized at feeding on mollusks. It was first disco...

Dilophosaurus, meaning "two-crested lizard", was a theropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic Period (Pliensbachian stage). It was first described 1954, but it did not recieve its current genus name until years later. It is one of the earliest known the...

Dicraeosaurus, meaning "double-headed lizard, or two-forked lizard", is a genus of diplodocid dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period. It was named for the spines on the back of its neck. It was discovered in rock bed on Tendaguru Hill in Tanzania. It w...

Diamantinasaurus, meaning "˜Diamantina River lizard', is a genus of titanosaurian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period (late Albian age). It lived in Australia. Diamantinasaurus is known from a partial skeleton including a right shoulder blade, a...

Coelophysis, meaning "˜hollow form' (in reference to its hollow bones), is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Triassic Period (Carnian and Norian stages). It lived in what is now the southwestern United States. Similar specimens have been found worldwi...

Claosaurus, meaning "˜broken lizard', is a genus of hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (Santonian age). It got its name due to the odd display of its fossils in the bone bed, which appeared to be broken. It was first discovered near ...

Citipati, meaning "funeral pyre lord", is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Mongolia. It is known from the Djadokhta Formation in the Gobi Desert. It is one of the best known oviraptorids thanks to a number of ...

Dromaeosaurus, meaning "running lizard", is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (middle Campanian age), that lived between 76.5 and 74.8 million years ago. It lived in what is now the western United States and Canada. This dino...

Dracorex, meaning "dragon king", is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of North America. The type species, D. hogwartsia, is known from one nearly complete skull and four cervical vertebrae. The remains were discovered in the Hell Cree...

Dollodon is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period of Europe. It lived in the Barremian and possibly early Aptian ages. Its remains have been found in Belgium, Germany and England. Once thought to be a species of Iguanodon, Dol...

Dryptosaurus, meaning "tearing lizard", is a genus of primitive tyrannosaur dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (Maastrichtian Age) and lived in what is now eastern North America. It was discovered in New Jersey by workers in a quarry. It was desc...

Dryosaurus, meaning "oak lizard" (named for the vague oak shape of its cheek teeth), is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period. It was an Iguanodon. Its fossils have been found in the western United States and also in Tanzania and...

Dromiceiomimus, meaning "emu mimic", is a genus of bipedal dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (80 to 65 million years ago). Its fossils were discovered in the 1920s. This dinosaur was initially given the name Struthiomimus brevitertius and S. sam...

Dacentrurus, meaning "very sharp tail", is a genus of stegosaur dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period (154 to 150 million years ago). It was described by Richard Owen in 1875 as Omosaurus armatus. It was the first stegosaur to be discovered. Its genus...

Cryolophosaurus, meaning "cold crest lizard", is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic Period (Pliensbachian Age). It is known from the Hanson Formation (previously known as the Upper Falla Formation). It was discovered by paleontologist...

Originally, this dinosaur had seven known subspecies. All of them were studied extensively in 1975 by Peter Dodson, who studied the differences between the skulls and the crests of different types of dinosaurs. He found that differences in size and sha...

Chungkingosaurus, meaning "Chongqing lizard", is a genus of stegosaur dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period. It is located in the Upper Shaximiao Formation in what is now China. The type species, C. jiangbeiensis, was found near Chongqing, China in 19...