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Megapnosaurus, meaning "big dead lizard", is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic Period. It was named originally named Syntarsus in 1969, but since that name was taken by a beetle described in 1869, the name was changed to Megapnosauru...

Miragaia, named for the area in which it was found (Miragaia, Portugal), is a genus of stegosaurid dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period (approximately 150 million years ago). A fairly complete half skeleton and partial skull were discovered. It was d...

Alamosaurus, meaning "Alamo lizard", is a genus of titanosaurian sauropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of North America. Despite popular belief, this dinosaur was not named after the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, or the battle that took plac...

Minotaurasaurus, meaning "man-bull reptile", is a genus of ankylosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. It was named by Clifford A. Miles and Clark J. Miles in 2009. It was purchased by Vilayanur S. Ramachandran for $10,000 and made availabl...

Agustinia is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the late Aptian to Albian ages of the Early Cretaceous Period (116 to 100 million years ago) that lived in what is now South America. It was discovered in the Lohan Cura Formation of Neuquen Province, Arge...

Minmi, named for the area it was found (Minmi Crossing, Australia), is a genus of ankylosaurian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period (119 to 113 million years ago). It was described by Ralph Molnar in 1980. The type species is M. paravertebra. Thi...

Agnosphitys, meaning "unknown begetter", is a genus of dinosaur from the Norian and Rhaetian ages of the Late Triassic Period. The only species known is A. cromhallensis. It was described in 2002 by Fraser, Padian, Walkden and Davis. A partial skeleton...

Agilisaurus, meaning "Agile lizard", is a genus of dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic Period of what is now eastern Asia. It was first discovered during the construction of the Zigong Dinosaur Museum, in which it is now housed. There is one named specie...

Afrovenator, meaning "African hunter" is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period (136 to 125 million years ago) that lived in northern Africa. Its remains were discovered in Niger in the Tiourarén Formation. It is known from a ...

Guanlong, meaning "crown dragon" is a genus of tyrannosaurid dinosaur from the Oxfordian stage of the Late Jurassic Period (160 million years ago). It was discovered in the Dzungaria area of China by scientists from George Washington University, and na...

Juravenator is a genus of coelurosaurian dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period (150 million years ago). It lived in what are now the Jura Mountains of Germany. It was discovered in 1998 by an amateur paleontologist in a lime pit near Eichstätt. The...

Graciliceratops, meaning "horned face", is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. It was first described by paleontologist Paul Sereno in 2000 based on a partial skeleton found in Mongolia. The only known species is G. mongoli...

Gorgosaurus, meaning "fierce lizard", is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (77 to 74 million years ago) that lived in what is now western North America. It has been discovered in Alberta, Canada and possibly Mon...

Ankylosaurus, meaning "fused lizard", is a genus of dinosaur of the Late Cretaceous Period from western North America. This armored dinosaur is known by only partial discoveries. The only species known is A. magniventris. Ankylosaurus was named by Barn...

Jobaria is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period (Aptian-Albian age). It was named after the "Jobar", a creature from local legends. It was discovered in the Sahara Desert in 1997, and is one of the most complete Cretaceous saur...

Limaysaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period of northwestern Patagonia. It is known from only a single species, L. tessonei, which was originally referred to the genus Rebbachisaurus. The holotype was discovered in 1988 ...

Agujaceratops, meaning "Horned face from Aguja", is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the Campanian Age of the Late Cretaceous Period (83 to 70 million years ago). It was discovered in a bone bed from Big Bend National Park in 1938. This dinosaur wa...

Liliensternus is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Triassic Period (215 to 200 million years ago). It was discovered in Germany in 1934 and named for the German scientist Dr. Hugo Rühle von Lilienstern. The type species is L. liliensterni. A second ...

Leptoceratops, meaning "lean-horned face", is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now western North America. It was discovered in 1910 and described in 1914 by Barnum Brown. The fossils were unearthed in Red Deer Valley in Al...

Neovenator, or "New Hunter", is a genus of allosaur from the Barremian stage of the Early Cretaceous Period. It was discovered on the Isle of Wight, UK in 1978. It was almost 20 years before more bones of this genus were found. About 70% of the skeleto...