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Variraptor, meaning " Var river thief," is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Campania-Maastrichtian ages of the Late Cretaceous Period (65-80 million years ago). It was named after the Var River in the Alpes-Maritimes Department in the Provence reg...

Xiongguanlong, named after the city of Jiayuguan in northwestern China, is a genus of tyrannosauroid dinosaur from the Aptian to Albian ages of the Early Cretaceous Period (100 to 125 million years ago). The type species, X. baimoensis, was describ...

Vulcanodon, meaning "volcano tooth," is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic Period. Its name is derived from the first fossils found with a tooth sandwiched between volcanic lava flows. The type species, V. karibaensis, was described b...

Velafrons, meaning "sailed forehead," is a genus of hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Mexico. It was discovered in Rincon Colorado, Coahuila, Mexico in the Cerro del Pueblo Formation of the late Campanian age dating to...

Yangchuanosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Oxfordian (and possibly Kimmeridgian) stage of the Late Jurassic Period, and comes from the Upper Shaximiao Formation. A nearly complete skeleton was discovered in June 1977 by a construction wo...

Zalmoxes, named after the Dacian deity Zalmoxis, is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. This dinosaur is classified as a rhabdodontid iguanodont. Zalmoxes is a herbivorous dinosaur. The type species is Z. robustus. A second describ...

Zanabazar is a genus of troodontid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of Mongolia. Fossils from this creature have been found in the Nemegt Formation in Mongolia. Zanabazar was originally classified as a new species of the genus Saurornithoid...

Hesperosaurus, meaning "western lizard," is a genus of herbivorous dinosaur from the Kimmeridgian and Tithonian stages of the Late Jurassic Period (150 million years ago). It was discovered in the US state Wyoming in the Morrison Formation. Hespero...

Hesperonychus, meaning "west claw," is a genus of small dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Campanian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period (75 million years ago). There is one described species, H. elizabethae, which was named in honor of Dr. Elizabeth Nich...

Probactrosaurus, meaning "before Bactrosaurus", is a genus of early hadrosaurid iguanodont dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period. It lived in what is now China. The type species, P. gobiensis, was described in 1966 by A.K. Rozhdestvensky. This ...

Prenoceratops, meaning "prone-horned face", is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the Campanian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period (83 to 74 million years ago. Its fossils have been discovered in the Two Medicine Formation in the US state of Montana...

Jingshanosaurus, meaning "Jingshan lizard", is a genus of prosauropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic Period. A nearly complete skeleton, including the skull, was found near the town of Jingshan, Lufeng County, Yunnan Province, China. The name from wh...

Jinfengopteryx, meaning "Golden phoenix feather", is a genus of maniraptoran dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous or Late Jurassic Period. It was found in the Qiaotou Formation of Hebei Province, China. The age of the specimen is uncertain as the formati...

Rugops, meaning "wrinkle face", was a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Cenomanian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period (95 million years ago). It inhabited what is now Africa. The skull of the Rugops was found in Niger in 2000 and was a critical brea...

Qiaowanlong was a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Albian stage of the Early Cretaceous Period (100 million years ago). It was discovered in 2007 in the Yujinzi Basin of Gansu, China. It was first described in 2009 in the Proceedings of the Royal So...

Pyroraptor was a genus of dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the late Cretaceous Period of France. It existed during the late Campanian and early Maastrichtian stages, about 70 million years ago. It is known from a single specimen. It was discovered in 19...

Pedopenna, meaning "foot feather", is a genus of feathered maniraptoran dinosaur from the Callovian age of the Middle Jurassic Period. The Daohugou Beds in China, where the dinosaur was found, have been under debate about the age of the formation. The ...

Patagosaurus, meaning "Patagonian lizard", is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Callovian age of the Middle Jurassic Period (163-161 million years ago). It lived in what is now Argentina. It would have shared the landscape at that time with dinosau...

Paralititan, meaning "near sea titan", is a genus of titanosaurian sauropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Egypt. It was the discovered in the Bahariya Formation in 1935. The type species, P. stromeri, was named in 2001 to hono...

Aerosteon, meaning "air bone", is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Santonian age of the Late Cretaceous Period (84 million years ago). It lived in what is now Argentina. It was discovered in 1996 in the province of Mendoza. The type, and only know...