Weird Dinosaur Names
Bambiraptor only weighed a few kilograms, and was probably about a meter long as an adult. Dracorex Hogwartsia truly lived up to its name: its dragon-like head was covered in spikes and bumps.
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from American Museum of Natural History
Key Facts In This Video
Dinosaurs (and all other organisms) have two words in their scientific names: their genus, and their species. (0:28)
Latin dinosaur names can describe a part of the dinosaur's anatomy, honor a person, or denote the location where the dinosaur was found. (0:55)
Dinosaurs found in China often have names that end in "lóng," the Mandarin word for "dragon." (1:29)