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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
 
CETIOSAURISCUS
Pronunciation: SEET-ee-o-SAWR-iss-kus  
Translation: Whale Lizard-like
Also known as:
Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Infraorder: Sauropoda
Family: Diplodocidae
Height: 20 feet (6.1 meters)
Length: 50 feet (15.2 meters)
Weight: 19,850 lbs (9,004 kg)
Period: Middle to Late Jurassic


Notes: Found in England and Switzerland, Cetiosauriscus was originally thought to be closely related to Cetiosaurus but later analysis showed it to be a diplodocid rather than a cetiosaurid. Characteristic of diplodocids, this primitive, four-legged, plant-eater had a long, whip-like tail. As is frequently the case with sauropods, no skull has yet been found. Diplodocids are common in the Late Jurassic in North America and East Africa, but Cetiosauriscus is the only one found in Europe during this time.


CETIOSAURUS
Pronunciation: SEE-tee-uh-SAW-rus  
Translation: Whale Lizard
Also known as:
Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Infraorder: Sauropoda
Family: Cetiosauridae
Height: 16 feet (4.9 meters)
Length: 50 feet (15.2 meters)
Weight: 19,850 lbs (9,000 kg)
Period:
Middle to Late Jurassic


Notes: Found in England, this was the first of the sauropod suborder to be named and described. Originally thought to be a huge crocodile by Sir Richard Owen, because of the whale-like back vertabrae, this dinosaur is typical of the Cetiosauridae family of primitive sauropods with moderately long forelimbs compared to the hindlimbs. Owen, who invented the term "dinosaur", believed Cetiosaurus was an aquatic animal and hence the name Whale Lizard.


CHASMOSAURUS
Pronunciation: KAZ-muh-SAWR-us  
Translation: Cleft Lizard
Also known as:
Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Marginocephalia
Infraorder: Ceratopsia
Micro-order Neoceratopsia
Family: Ceratopsidae
Height: 8 feet (2.4 meters)
Length: 17 feet (5.2 meters)
Weight: 3,000 lbs (1,361 kg)
Period: Late Cretaceous


Notes: Chasmosaurus is one of the best known ceratopsians, because many more specimens have been discovered since the first remains were found in Alberta, Canada in 1901. Chasmosaurus had a small horn on its nose and two upward- curving horns on its brow. Its impressive frill is fairly fragile, making it relatively ineffective as a defense. It may have been used for intimidation.


CHIALINGOSAURUS
Pronunciation: key-ah-ling-uh-SAWR-us  
Translation: Chia-ling Lizard
Also known as:
Description: Herbivore,Quadrupedal
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Thyreophora
Infraorder: Stegosauria
Family: Stegosauridae
Height: 5 feet (1.5 meters)
Length: 13.1 feet (4 meters)
Weight:
Period:
Late Jurassic


Notes: Known from incomplete material found in southern China, Chialingosaurus had small plate-like spines and small plates running along its back.


CHILANTAISAURUS
Pronunciation: key-LAN-tye-SAWR-us  
Translation: Chilantai (Mongolian river) Lizard
Also known as:
Description: Carnivore, Bipedal
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Infraorder: Tetanurae
Micro-order: Carnosauria
Family: Allosauridae
Height: 9 feet (2.7 meters)
Length: 20 feet (6.1 meters)
Weight: 8,000 lbs (3,630 kg)
Period: Late Cretaceous


Notes: Known from fragmentary remains found in Mongolia and China, Chilantaisaurus seems to have resembled Allosaurus, but it may have been related to the tyrannosaurids as well. Chilantaisaurus had large arms for a big theropod.


CHINDESAURUS
Pronunciation: CHIN-dee-SAWR-us  
Translation: Chinle (from Chinde Point in Petrified Forest) Lizard
Also known as:
Description: Carnivore, Bipedal
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Infraorder: Ceratosauria
Family: Herrerasauridae (not confirmed)
Height: 4 feet (1.2 meters)
Length: 11.5 feet (3 meters)
Weight: 120 pounds (54.4 kg)
Period: Late Triassic


Notes: Chindesaurus was discovered in Arizona's Upper Petrified Forest formation at Chinde Point. This apparent herrerasaurid was similar in size and shape to Ischisaurus. Its neck was lightly-built and moderately long. The body was compact, possessing relatively long hind limbs and a longer tail than Ischisaurus. If it is a herrerasaurid, then it is the first definite member of this important family of dinosaurs in North America.


CHINGKANKOUSAURUS
Pronunciation: ching-KANG-guh-SAWR-us  
Translation: Chingkankou (Chinese village) Lizard
Also known as:
Description: Carnivore,y Bipedal
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Infraorder: Tetanurae
Micro-order: Carnosauria
Family: Tyrannosauridae
Height:
Length:
Weight:
Period: Late Cretaceous
Notes: Chingkankousaurus is known only from a shoulder blade found in China.


Notes: None


CHIROSTENOTES
Pronunciation: kye-ROSS-ten-o-teez  
Translation: Narrow Hand
Also known as: Macrophalangia
Description: Carnivore, Bipedal
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Infraorder: Tetanurae
Micro-order: Maniraptora (of the microorder Coelurosauria)
Family: Elmisauridae
Height: 3.5 feet (1.1 meters)
Length: 7 feet (2.1 meters)
Weight:
Period: Late Cretaceous


Notes: Chirostenotes is known from fragmentary remains found in Alberta, Canada. Each hand had three narrow, clawed fingers, with the middle finger being considerably longer than the others. Also discovered in the same formation was Macrophalangia, and when a partial skeleton was later recovered, it was determined that Macrophalangia and Chirostenotes were the same creature.


CHUBUTISAURUS
Pronunciation: choo-BOOT-uh-SAWR-us  
Translation: Chubut (province in Argentina) Lizard
Also known as:
Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Infraorder: Sauropoda
Family: Brachiosauridae (not confirmed)
Height:
Length: 75.5 feet (23 meters)
Weight:
Period: Early Cretaceous


Notes: Fragmentary remains of Chubutisaurus were discovered in southern Argentina. The discovery was important because it demonstrated that these animals were living in South America. It is known that this dinosaur was a giant four-legged sauropod that had a long neck and tail.


CHUNGKINGOSAURUS
Pronunciation: chung-KING-uh-SAWR-us  
Translation: Chungking (Chinese city) Lizard
Also known as:
Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Thyreophora
Infraorder: Stegosauria
Family: Stegosauridae
Height:
Length: 9.8 - 13.1 feet (3 - 4 meters)
Weight:
Period: Late Jurassic


Notes: Chungkingosaurus was a stegosaur with a characteristically small, narrow head and a double row of large, thick plates running the length of its back. The plates are midway between spikes and the plates of Stegosaurus.


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