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Dinosaur Types!. Two main types of dinosaurs:. Saurischia : ( sore-is-che-a ) . Both carnivores and herbivores. Ornithischia : ( or-nith-is-che-a ). Only herbivores. Saurischia : lizard-hipped. Large lizard like pelvises and clawed feet. Both carnivores and herbivores.

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Two main types of dinosaurs
Two main types of dinosaurs:

  • Saurischia: (sore-is-che-a)

  • Both carnivores and herbivores.

  • Ornithischia: (or-nith-is-che-a)

  • Only herbivores.


Saurischia lizard hipped
Saurischia: lizard-hipped

  • Large lizard like pelvises and clawed feet.

  • Both carnivores and herbivores.

  • Divided into 2 sub-orders:

  • Theropods: (there-o-pods)

2. Sauropods: (saur-o-pods)


Theropods breast footed
Theropods: (breast-footed)

  • Carnivores (meat eaters)

  • Sharp slicing teeth & clawed hands.

  • Fast and agile.

  • Strong legs with 3 toed, clawed feet.

  • Bipedal walk. (walked on 2 feet)


Sauropods lizard footed forms
Sauropods: (lizard footed forms)

  • Herbivores. (plant eaters)

  • Small heads and brains.

  • Usually walked on 4 legs.

  • Slow moving.

  • Largest land animals ever!


Ornithischia bird hipped
Ornithischia: (bird hipped)

  • Hips similar to modern birds & hoofed toes.

  • Only herbivores.

  • Four different types:

1. Ornithopoda

2. Thyreophora

3. Pachycephalosauria

4. Certopsia


  • Ornithopoda: (or-nith-o-poda)

  • No armor on body & spiked hands.

  • Pachycephalosauria: (packy-cep-halo-sore-e-a)

  • Walked on 2 legs.

  • Huge bony skull.


  • Thyreophora: (thigh-re-o-for-a)

  • Had an armor plated body.

  • Certopsia: (sir-top-c-a)

  • Walked on 4 legs.

  • Had beaks & horns on face.


  • There were other types of dinosaurs:

  • Flying bird-like reptiles.

  • Ichthyosaurs: (I-cathy-o-saurs)

  • Plesiosaurs: (ples-e-o-saurs)

  • Sea reptiles.


Walking with Dinosaurs:

  • For more information on different dinosaur species and characteristics visit the following web sites.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dinosaurs/fact_files/index.shtml

The Natural History Museum: Dino Directory:

http://flood.nhm.ac.uk/cgi-bin/dino/

Dinodictionary.com:

http://www.dinodictionary.com/dinos_a.asp

Dino Base:

To access site, select “Dino base”.

http://www.proteacher.com/110055.shtml

Zoom Dinosaurs.com:

http://www.zoomschool.com/subjects/dinosaurs/index.html


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