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CAENAGNATHUS
CALAMOSPONDYLUS
CALLOVOSAURUS
CAMARASAURUS
CAMELOTIA
CAMPTOSAURUS
CARCHARODONTOSAURUS
CARNOTAURUS
CERATOPS
CERATOSAURUS
CETIOSAURISCUS
CETIOSAURUS
CHASMOSAURUS
CHIALINGOSAURUS
CHILANTAISAURUS
CHINDESAURUS
CHINGKANKOUSAURUS
CHIROSTENOTES
CHUBUTISAURUS
CHUNGKINGOSAURUS
CLAOSAURUS
COELOPHYSIS
COELURUS
COLORADISAURUS
COMPSOGNATHUS
CONCHORAPTOR
CORYTHOSAURUS
 
CLAOSAURUS
Pronunciation: CLAY-o-SAWR-us  
Translation: Broken Lizard
Also known as:
Description: Herbivore, Bipedal, semi Quadrupedal
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Ornithopoda
Infraorder: Iguanodontia
Family: Hadrosauridae
Height: 6 feet (1.8 meters)
Length: 12 feet (3.7 meters)
Weight: 2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Period: Late Cretaceous


Notes: One complete skeleton was found apparently frozen in a running position, with the body held horizontally, the tail outstretched, and the head thrown back. (No skull was found.) This plant-eating hadrosaur propably had a duck-shaped bill or a toothless beak.


COELOPHYSIS
Pronunciation: see-lo-FISE-iss  
Translation: Hollow Form
Also known as: Rioarribasaurus
Description: Carnivore,Bipedal
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Infraorder: Ceratosauria
Family: Podokesauridae
Height: 4 feet (1.2 meters)
Length: 9 feet (2.7 meters)
Weight: 100 lbs (45.5 kg)
Period: Late Triassic





Notes: Coelophysis was an early theropod that is thought to have lived in family groups and hunted in packs. Much of what is deduced of Coelophysis behavior is based on the hundreds of well-preserved skeletons found at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. Coelophysis has recently been renamed "Rioarribasaurus," but some researchers believe that these are two different animals.


COELURUS
Pronunciation: see-LURE-us  
Translation: Hollow Tail
Also known as:
Description: Carnivore, Bipedal
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda (not confirmed)
Family:
Height: 3 feet (0.9 meter)
Length: 6 feet (1.8 meters)
Weight: Period: Late Jurassic


Notes: Coelurus takes its name from the very light bones (vertebrae, foot and leg bones, and parts of the pelvis) that are among the fragmentary remains recovered in Wyoming. The lightness of its bones suggests that Coelurus was a very fast moving dinosaur.


COLORADISAURUS
Pronunciation: KOL-uh-RAD-i-SAWR-us  
Translation: Colorados Lizard
Also known as: Coloradia
Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Infraorder: Prosauropoda
Family: Plateosauridae
Height:
Length: 13.1 feet (4 meters)
Weight:
Period: Late Triassic


Notes: Named for the Los Colorados rock formation in Argentina, where it was discovered, Coloradisaurus was a small prosauropod which alternated between a bipedal walk and walking on all fours.


COMPSOGNATHUS
Pronunciation: komp-sog-NAY-thus  
Translation: Elegant Jaw
Also known as:
Description: Carnivore, Bipedal
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Infraorder: Tetanurae
Micro-order: Carnosauria (not confirmed)
Family: Compsognathidae
Height: 24 inches (0.6 meters)
Length: 40 inches (1.0 meters)
Weight: 8 lbs (3.6 kg)
Period: Late Jurassic




Notes: Compsognathus was once the smallest known dinosaur -- about the size of a chicken. Because of its size and the lightness of its bones, it is believed that Compsognathus was a very swift predator. It has been suggested that Compsognathus was feathered, but as it was discovered in the same lithographic limestone in which Archaeopteryx was found and yet showed no feather impressions, a feathered Compsognathus is unlikely.


CONCHORAPTOR
Pronunciation: KONG-kuh-RAP-tur  
Translation: Shell Thief
Also known as:
Description: Carnivore,Bipedal
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Infraorder: Tetanurae
Micro-order: Maniraptora (of the microorder Coelurosauria)
Superfamily: Oviraptorosauria
Family: Oviraptoridae
Height: Length: 5 feet (1.5 meters)
Weight:
Period: Late Cretaceous


Notes: Conchoraptor possessed a short, deep head and a horny beak, similar to that of a parrot, with which it may have used to crush mollusks or eggs. Because its head has no crest, it may be that Conchoraptor is actually a juvenile example of Oviraptor.


CORYTHOSAURUS
Pronunciation: ko-RITH-uh-SAWR-us  
Translation: Helmet Lizard
Also known as:
Description: Herbivore, Bipedal, semi Quadrupedal
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Ornithopoda
Infraorder: Iguanodontia
Family: Hadrosauridae
Height: 21 feet (6.4 meters)
Length: 30 feet (9.1 meters)
Weight: 4,000 - 8,860 lbs (1,814 - 4,019 kg)
Period: Late Cretaceous





Notes: Corythosaurus had a hollow, helmet-shaped crest atop its long, narrow head. Though its beak-shaped snout had no teeth, its cheeks were lined with batteries of plant-grinding teeth. This dinosaur was discovered in Alberta, Canada.


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