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Chirostenotes, meaning "narrow-handed", was an oviraptorosaur dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (80 million years ago). It lived in what is now Alberta, Canada. This dinosaur has had a confusing history. It was first given the name Chirostenotes...

Chialingosaurus, meaning "Chialing lizard", is a genus of stegosaur dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period of China. It was discovered in the Upper Shaximiao Formation. It is one of the oldest genera of stegosaur dating back 160 million years ago. Its ...

Chasmosaurus, meaning "opening lizard", is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous Period of North America. Its name derives from the Greek chasma: "opening" and sauros: "lizard". The word chasma refers to the large openings in its fr...

Charonosaurus or "Charon's lizard" is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period, possibly living right to the very end of the Cretaceous Period when dinosaurs became extinct. It was discovered by Godefroit, Zan and Jin in 2000 on the south ba...

Cetiosaurus, meaning "whale lizard" (from the Greek cetus: "˜whale' and saurus: "˜lizard'), is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Mid to Late Jurassic Period (181 - 169 million years ago). It thrived in what is now Europe and Africa. It was the fi...

Ceratosaurus, meaning "horn lizard", is a genus of large predatory dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period (Tithonian and Kimmeridgian ages). It is found in the Morrison Formation of North America, Tanzania and Portugal. It was discovered in the Clevela...

Ceratonykus is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period and lived in what is now Mongolia. It is only known from a single fragmented skeleton. Once suggested as an avian dinosaur, this classification is now debated. Studies of the s...

Cerasinops, meaning "horned face", is a genus of small ceratopsian dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (Campanian age). It was discovered in the Two Medicine Formation in Montana. It was named and described by Brenda Chinnery and Jack Horner in 20...

Caudipteryx, meaning "tail feather", is a genus of small theropod dinosaur that lived during the Aptian Age of the Early Cretaceous Period (124 million years ago). There are two species known, C. zoui (described 1998) and C. dongi. (described 2000). It...

Carnotaurus, meaning "meat-eating bull", is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period which lived in what is now South America. It was discovered in the La Colonia Formation near Patagonia, Argentina by José F. Bonaparte, who has uncovered...

Carcharodontosaurus or "shark lizard" is a genus of carnivorous dinosaur from the Mid-Cretaceous Period (late Albian to early Cenomanian stage) around 100 to 93 million years ago. It gets its name, "˜shark lizard', from the shark genus Carcharodon, wh...

Camptosaurus, meaning "bent lizard", is a genus of beaked dinosaur from the Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous Periods. The term "˜bent lizard' is derived from the arch of its body when standing on all fours. It was originally described by O.C. Marsh ...

Camarasaurus, meaning "chambered lizard" (chambered referring to holes in its vertebrae), was a genus of quadrupedal, herbivorous dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period 155 to 145 million years ago. It was first found in 1877 when a few scattered verte...

Buitreraptor or "vulture raider" is a genus of dromaeosaurid dinosaur that was found in Argentina. It was discovered in sandstone in Patagonia, Argentina and first described in 2005 by Peter Makovicky, curator of dinosaurs at the Field Museum of Chicag...

Brachytrachelopan, meaning "short-necked Pan" (Pan being the god of the shepherds), is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period (Tithonian Age) of Argentina. The only known specimen was found in eroded and exposed sandstone within the...

Brachylophosaurus or "short-crested lizard" is a genus of dinosaur that was found in the Oldman Formation of Alberta, Canada in 1936. It was first described by Charles M. Sternberg in 1953. It remained the only described specimen until 1988, when Jack ...

Brachiosaurus or "arm lizard" is a genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived during the Late Jurassic Period and possibly the Early Cretaceous Period 150 to 112 million years ago. It was named Brachiosaurus due to its forelimbs being shorter than its hind ...

Bellusaurus or "Beautiful lizard" is a genus of dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic Period of what is now China. The type species, B. sui, was described by Chao in 1987. Seventeen individuals have been recovered from the Wucaiwan Formation in the northea...

Beishanlong is a genus of giant ornithomimosaurian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period of China 100 to 125 million years ago. It was described in 2009 by a team of Chinese and American paleontologists. The type species is B. grandis. Three fossil...

Beipiaosaurus or "Beipiao lizard" is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period, 124 million years ago. It was named after a city in China near the location of discovery. The fossils were found in the Jianshangou bed of the Yixian Fo...