Everyone in this world has heard of the great reptile which existed millions of years ago called the dinosaurs. They were known because of their ferocious and intimidating nature mostly. Just as shown in the movie Jurassic Park they used to exist a long period ago but have been extinct sadly nowadays.
During the communication with our clients who are planning to build up a dinosaur park, have the same question, which kind of dinosaurs do you think are fit for our parks? Mostly we will give our clients some proposals according to the customer budget, the dimension of the park site, custom of their country, and if there are any dinosaurs found in their countries.
Dinosaur pick-up suggestion:
- Most popular dinosaur genera
- Dividing dinosaur genera by different periods
- Dinosaur families
Most people will go for the options “1”
Now let’s take a look at the most popular dinosaurs that used to exist in different prehistoric time frames.
- Tyrannosaurus Rex: The Tyrannosaurus is one of the largest species of dinosaurs and also it is one of the latest extinct dinosaurs. And it could be the strongest carnivorous dinosaur. The name of Tyrannosaurus rex in ancient Greek means “a brutal lizard king”.
- Velociraptor: Velociraptor is a genus of dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived approximately 75 to 71 million years ago during the later part of the Cretaceous Period. Velociraptor can track its popularity to popular movies like “Jurassic World”, in which this feathered raptor was portrayed by the much bigger Deinonychus.
- Triceratops: Triceratops is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaur that first appeared during the late Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous period. They are probably the most instantly recognizable of all dinosaurs. Their fearsome horns that kept hungry tyrannosaurs and raptors at bay.
- Spinosaurus: Spinosaurus means “spine lizard”, is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in what now is North Africa, during the upper Albian to upper Turonian stages of the Cretaceous period. Spinosaurus was distinguished by its huge size (a couple of tons heavier than T. Rex!) as well as the mysterious sail on its back.
- Stegosaurus: Stegosaurus is a genus of thyreophoran dinosaur. This tiny-brained dinosaur is one of the most easily identifiable dinosaur genera, due to the distinctive double row of kite-shaped plates rising vertically along the rounded back and the two pairs of long spikes extending horizontally near the end of the tail.
- Brachiosaurus: Like Velociraptor (see above), Brachiosaurus owes much of its current popularity to its featured cameo in Jurassic Park, munching placidly on tall trees and sneezing on Ariana Richards–but this huge dinosaur was extremely interesting in its own right.
- Allosaurus: The name means lizard and this dinosaur weighs around 200 kg. They are the first big predators ever discovered. They are also called as the terror of the Jurassic. A fun fact about this dinosaur is that their teeth are around 5 to 10 cm long. And the teeth are curved backward so that they can catch the prey easily.
- Apatosaurus: The next in the list of dinosaurs belonging from the late Jurassic Period is the Apatosaurus. The meaning of the name is a deceptive lizard. This creature is herbivorous and is around 21m in length. They were found in the USA, and they used to live around 145 to 154 million years ago.
- Dilophosaurus: Dilophosaurus has been described as a medium-sized theropod. It was one of the first big predatory dinosaurs, though small compared to some of the later theropods. Slender and lightly built, it has been described as comparable to a brown bear in size.
- Ankylosaurus: Next on the list of dinosaurs is the Ankylosaurus. It has been mostly known for being the most heavily armored dinosaurs of their time. This dinosaur is certainly more famous than their cousins like Edmontonia or Gastonia.
If you are going to build a dinosaur-themed park, you can make out how magnificent these beasts were picked the animatronic or static ones for your park!