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The Weirdest Dinosaurs That Ever Lived on Planet Earth

In the past decades, many really weird dinosaurs have been discovered. Although they are well-documented in the scientific literature, they have been little known outside the scientific community… until now.

Gryposaurus notabilis

Name Means: “Hook-Nosed Lizard”
Length: 33 feet (10 m)
Pronounced: grip-o-Saw-rus
Weight: 2 tons (1,800 kilos)
When it lived: Late Cretaceous – 84 MYA
Where found: Alberta, Canada

 

Bonitasaura salgadoi

Name Means: “Bonita Reptile”
Length: 30 feet (9 meters)
Pronounced: BE-ni-TE -SAWR-us
Weight: 40,000 lbs (18 met. tons)
When it lived: Late Cretateous – 65 MYA
Where found: Patagonia, Argentina

 

Carnotaurus sastrei

Name Means: “Flesh-eating Bull”
Length: 24 Feet (7.5m)
Pronounced: car-no-tore –us
Weight: 1 ton (960 kilos)
When it lived: Middle Cretaceous – 115 MYA
Where found: Patagonia, Argentina

 

Centrosaurus apertus

Name Means: “Pointed Lizard”
Length: 20 feet (6 m)
Pronounced: Sen-tro-Sore-us
Weight: 15 tons (13,600 kilos)
When it lived: Late Cretaceous – 75 MYA
Where found: Alberta, Canada

 

Ceratosaurus nasicornis 

Name Means: “Horned Lizard”
Length: 20 feet (6 m)
Pronounced: sair-AT-o-Saw-rus
Weight: 1 ton(1,000 kilos)
When it lived: Late Jurassic – 150 MYA
Where found: Colorado and Utah, USA; Africa

 

Corythosaurus casuarius

Name Means: “Corinthian Lizard”
Length: 33 feet (10 m)
Pronounced: kore-Ith-oh -Saw-rus
Weight: 3.5 tons (3,200 kilos)
When it lived: Late Cretaceous – 75 MYA
Where found: Alberta, Canada; Montana, USA

 

Cryolophosaurus ellioti

Name Means: “Frozen Crested Lizard”
Length: 20 ft. (6 m)
Pronounced: Cry-o-Lof-o-Saw-rus
Weight: unknown
When it lived: Early Jurassic – 190 MYA
Where found: Antarctica

 

Dilophosaurus wertherelli

Name Means: “Double Crested Lizard”
Length: 22 feet (7 m)
Pronounced: die-Loaf-o-Saw-rus
Weight: 1,000 pounds (450 kilos)
When it lived: Early Jurassic – 190 MYA
Where found: Arizona, USA.

 

Giraffatitan brancai

Name Means: “Double Crested Lizard”
Length: 80 feet (25 m)
Pronounced: die-Loaf-o-Saw-rus
Weight: 60 tons (54,500 kilos)
When it lived: Jurassic to Cretaceous – 150 MYA
Family: Brachiosauridae
Where found: Africa

 

Majungasaurus

Name Means: “Flesh Bull”
Length: 24 Feet (7.5m)
Pronounced: car-no-Tore -us
Weight: 1 ton (960 kilos)
When it lived: Middle Cretaceous – 115 MYA
Where found: Madagascar, Africa

 

Masiakasaurus knofleri 

Name Means: “Vicious Lizard”
Length: 7 ft.(2 meters)
Pronounced: ma-Zii-uh-kuh-Sore-us
Weight: 100-200 pounds (45-90 kilos)
When it lived: Late Cretaceous – 67 MYA Family: Abelisaurids
Where found: Madagascar, Africa

 

Monolophosaurus jiangi

Name Means: Jiang’s single-crested lizard
Length: 17 ft. (5 meters)
Pronounced: mono-Loaf-o-Saw-rus
Weight: 1,500 pounds (700 kilos)
When it lived: Middle Jurassic – 170 MYA
Family: Allosauroidea
Where found: China

 

Stygimoloch spinifer

Name Means: “Demon from the river Styx”
Length: 10 feet (3 m)
Pronounced: Stig-ee-Moe-lok
Weight: 440 pounds (200 kilos)
When it lived: Late Cretaceous – 70 MYA
Family: Pachycephalosauridae
Where found: Montana, Wyoming, USA

 

Baryonyx walkeri

Name Means: “Heavy Claw”
Length: 40 feet (12 m)
Pronounced: Bear-ee-On-ix
Weight: 4 tons (3,600 kilos)
When it lived: Early Cretaceous – 120 MYA
Where found: Surry, England

 

Styracosaurus albertensis

Name Means: “Spiked Lizard”
Length: 18 feet (5.5 m)
Pronounced: sty-Rack-o-Saw-rus
Weight: 3 tons (3,000 kilos)
When it lived: Late Cretaceous – 77-70 MYA
Family: Centrosaurinae
Where found: Alberta, Canada

 

Tarchia gigantea

Name Means: “Gigantic Brain”
Length: 26 feet (8 m)
Pronounced: TAHRK-ee-uh
Weight: 1.5 tons (1500 kilos)
When it lived: Late Cretaceous
Family: Ankylosauridae
Where found: Mongolia

 

Troodon formosus

Name Means: “Tooth that wounds”
Length: 6 feet (3 m)
Pronounced: True-don
Weight: 110 pounds (50 kilos)
When it lived: Late Cretaceous – 67 MYA
Where found: Montana, USA; Alberta, Canada

 

Tsintaosaurus spinorhinus

Name Means: “Tsingtao Crested Lizard”
Length: 33 feet (10 m)
Pronounced: ching-Dow-o -SAW-rus
Weight: 3 tons (2,700 kilos)
When it lived: Late Cretaceous – 80 MYA
Where found: Shandong Province, China

via Dinosaur World

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