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TALARURUS
TANIUS
TARASCOSAURUS
TARCHIA
TECHNOSAURUS
TELMATOSAURUS
TENONTOSAURUS
THECODONTOSAURUS
THERIZINOSAURUS
THESCELOSAURUS
TIENSHANOSAURUS
TITANOSAURUS
TOROSAURUS
TORVOSAURUS
TRICERATOPS
TROÖDON
TSINTAOSAURUS
TUOJIANGOSAURUS
TYLOCEPHALE
TYRANNOSAURUS
 
TALARURUS
Pronunciation: tah-lah-ROO-rus  
Translation: Basket-Tailed
Also Known As:
Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Thyreophora
Infraorder: Ankylosauria
Family: Ankylosauridae
Height: 6 feet (1.8 meters)
Length: 16.4 feet (5 meters)
Weight:
Period: Late Cretaceous


Notes: Talarurus was found in Mongolia. Bands of thick bony plates guarded its hips, back, and tail, and it had a bony tail club with which it could swat an attacker.


TANIUS
Pronunciation: TAN-ee-us  
Translation: of the Tan
Also Known As: Tsintaosaurus
Description: Herbivore, Bipedal
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Ornithopoda
Infraorder: Iguanodontia
Family: Hadrosauridae
Height: 20 feet (6.1 meters)
Length: 35 feet (10.7 meters)
Weight: 6,000 pounds (2,722 kg)
Period: Late Cretaceous


Notes: Tanius was a large, flat-headed duck-billed dinosaur that lived in China in the late Cretaceous, some 88 to 66 million years ago. As the specimens found to date show no evidence of a crest, Tanius may have belonged to the crestless basal hadrosaurine group of duckbills. Another theory holds that Tanius will turn out to be the same animal as Tsintaosaurus, a familiar duckbill pictured in many books because of its unicorn-like spike.


TARASCOSAURUS
Pronunciation: ta-RASS-co-SAWR-us  
Translation: Tarascan Lizard
Also Known As:
Description: Carnivore, Bipedal
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Infraorder: Ceratosauria
Family: Abelisauridae
Height:
Length:
Weight:
Period: Late Cretaceous


Notes: Tarascosaurus is known from fragmentary remains. A few vertebrae, teeth, and a femur have been discovered in the South of France.


TARCHIA
Pronunciation: TAR-kee-a  
Translation: Brainy
Also Known As:
Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Thyreophora
Infraorder: Ankylosauria
Family: Ankylosauridae
Height: 8 feet (2.4 meters)
Length: 20 feet (6.1 meters)
Weight: 5,700 pounds (2,586 kg)
Period: Late Cretaceous


Notes: Discovered in southern Mongolia, Tarchia is the largest and the geologically most recent of the Mongolian armored dinosaurs. These dinosaurs were distinguished by the large spikes on their sides and their clubbed tails. Tarchia had a high skull, spikes at the corner of its mouth and a particularly large tail club. Tarchia, meaning brain, was so named because its skull, which is about the same size as Saichania, has a much larger braincase.


TECHNOSAURUS
Pronunciation: TEK-no-SAWR-us  
Translation: (Texas)Tech (University) Lizard
Also Known As:
Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Not known
Infraorder: Not known
Family: Not known
Height:
Length:
Weight:
Period: Late Triassic


Notes: Technosaurus was discovered near Lubbock, Texas. The remains found were from the lower jaw, an upper jaw fragment, and other lower bones. The dinosaur has been classified as an Ornithischian, but may be an early prosauropod.


TELMATOSAURUS
Pronunciation: tel-MAT-o-SAWR-us  
Translation: Marsh Lizard
Also Known As:
Description: Herbivore, Bipedal
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Ornithopoda
Infraorder: Iguanodontia
Family: Hadrosauridae
Height: 6.5 feet (2 meters)
Length: 16.4 feet (5.0 meters)
Weight:
Period: Late Cretaceous


Notes: Found in Hungary, Telmatosaurus is the only positively- known European representative of the duck-billed dinosaurs.


TENONTOSAURUS
Pronunciation: teh-NON-tuh-SAWR-us  
Translation: Sinew Lizard
Also Known As:
Description: Herbivore, Bipedal, semi Quadrupedal
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Ornithopoda
Family:
Height: 13 feet (4 meters)
Length: 23 feet (7.0 meters)
Weight: 4,000 pounds (1,814 kg)
Period: Early Cretaceous


Notes: Found in the western and southwestern United States, Tenontosaurus was a large plant-eater that resembled Iguanodon. Its tail was stiffened by ossified tendons that reinforced the tail vertebrae providing balance for its bipedal stance. Like some other ornithopods, Tenontosaurus probably dropped to all fours when browsing. Because the teeth of Deinonychus have been found in the vicinity of Tenontosaurus remains, it is thought that Tenontosaurus might have been Deinonychus' prey.


THECODONTOSAURUS
Pronunciation: thee-kuh-DON-tuh-SAWR-us  
Translation: Socket-toothed lizard
Also Known As: Agrosaurus
Description: Herbivore, Bipedal
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Infraorder: Prosauropoda
Family: Thecodontosauridae
Height: 4 feet (1.2 meters)
Length: 9.6 feet (3 meters)
Weight:
Period: Late Triassic


Notes: A very primitive prosauropod, Thecodontosaurus was found in England. Similar fossils have been found in North America, Africa and Australia. Thecodontosaurus had a long neck and slender limbs.


THERIZINOSAURUS
Pronunciation: thair-uh-ZEEN-uh-SAWR-us  
Translation: Scythe Lizard
Also Known As:
Description: Herbivore, Bipedal?
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Family: Therizinosauridae
Height: 15 feet (4.6 meters)
Length: 36 feet (11 meters)
Weight: Period: Late Cretaceous


Notes: Fragmentary remains of Therizinosaurus were discovered in southern Mongolia. A late Cretaceous dinosaur, its skeletal structure (other than an arm) remains a mystery. This dinosaur had sickle-shaped claws over 2 feet (0.6 meters) long. It may have used this formidable weapon for attacking and butchering its prey, or digging up huge ant nests.


THESCELOSAURUS
Pronunciation: theh-SEL-uh-SAWR-us  
Translation: Marvelous Lizard
Also Known As:
Description: Herbivore, Bipedal
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Ornithopoda
Family: Hypsilophodontidae
Height: 3 feet (0.9 meters) at the hips
Length: 11.5 feet (3.5 meters)
Weight: Period: Late Cretaceous


Notes: Thescelosaurus has been found in South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. an ornithopod that closely resembled Parksosaurus, Thescelosaurus had five toes on each foot with hoof-like claws, a long tail, and rows of bony studs down its back.


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