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Naming conventions and terminology follow the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Technical terms used include:

  • junior synonym: A name which describes the same taxon as a previously published name. If two or more genera are formally designated and the type specimens are later assigned to the same genus, the first to be published (in chronological order) is the senior synonym, and all other instances are junior synonyms. Senior synonyms are generally used, except by special decision of the ICZN (see Tyrannosaurus), but junior synonyms cannot be used again, even if deprecated. Junior synonymy is often subjective, unless the genera described were both based on the same type specimen.
  • nomen nudum (Latin for "naked name"): A name that has appeared in print but has not yet been formally published by the standards of the ICZN. Nomina nuda (the plural form) are invalid, and are therefore not italicized as a proper generic name would be. If the name is later formally published, that name is no longer a nomen nudum and will be italicized on this list. Often, the formally published name will differ from any nomina nuda that describe the same specimen.
  • nomen oblitum (Latin for "forgotten name"): A name that has not been used in the scientific community for more than fifty years after its original proposal.
  • Preoccupied name: A name that is formally published, but which has already been used for another taxon. This second use is invalid (as are all subsequent uses) and the name must be replaced. Preoccupied names are not valid generic names.
  • nomen dubium (Latin for "dubious name"): A name describing a fossil with no unique diagnostic features. As this can be an extremely subjective and controversial designation (see Hadrosaurus), this term is not used on this list.


Abelisaurus skull.
Replica of an Allosaurus skeleton.
Artist's restoration of a trio of Aucasaurus.


A view from below of the rearing Barosaurus mounted in the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.


Camarasaurus skull.
Artist's restoration of Ceratosaurus.


Deinonychus skeleton.
The painting Laelaps by Charles Knight, depicting two Dryptosaurus fighting.




Skeleton of Giraffatitan.



Early, inaccurate sketch of two Iguanodon.


Life restoration of Jinfengopteryx.


Kentrosaurus skeleton.



Sketch of the sauropod Mamenchisaurus.
Cast of a Muttaburrasaurus skeleton.


Artist's restoration of a pair of Nanshiungosaurus.


Ornitholestes sketch.


Life restoration of Pachycephalosaurus.


Qantassaurus skeleton.


Profile sketch of the head of Rinchenia.


Artist's restoration of the giant theropod Spinosaurus.
Early sketch of a Struthiomimus.


Tyrannosaurus skeleton.


Illustration of the skull of Udanoceratops.


Life restoration of Velociraptor.


Life restoration of Wintonotitan.




Life restoration of Zuniceratops.


Uncited genera names can be attributed to Olshevsky, 2010. Dalianraptor is listed by Olshevsky, but omitted from this list, since it has not been described as a non-avian dinosaur in a published source.

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  8. ^ 2011, “A New Basal Sauropodomorph (Dinosauria: Saurischia) from Quebrada del Barro Formation (Marayes-El Carrizal Basin), Northwestern Argentina”, PLoS ONE, volume 6, number 11, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0026964, pages e26964: 
  9. ^ Henderson (2005). "Nano No More: The death of the pygmy tyrant." In: "The origin, systematics, and paleobiology of Tyrannosauridae”, a symposium hosted jointly by Burpee Museum of Natural History and Northern Illinois University.
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  11. ^ 2011, Sergio F. Cabreira; Cesar L. Schultz, Jonathas S. Bittencourt, Marina B. Soares, Daniel C. Fortier, Lúcio R. Silva and Max C. Langer, “New stem-sauropodomorph (Dinosauria, Saurischia) from the Triassic of Brazil”, Naturwissenschaften, volume 98, number 12, DOI:10.1007/s00114-011-0858-0, pages 1035–40: 
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  13. ^ Olshevsky, G. (February 9, 2001). Sauropodus. Dinosaur Mailing List.
  14. ^ This is an invalid name applied to what would now be recognized as a theropod, perhaps Megalosaurus, and considered invalid by the ICZN. For additional information, please see George Olshevsky's Dinosaur Genera List, The Theropod Database, or Dinogenera (French). 1993, “Scrotum humanum Brookes - the earliest name for a dinosaur?”, Modern Geology, volume 18, pages 221–224: 
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  18. ^ Worth, G. (Ed.). N.d. Tenchisaurus. In: The Dinosaur Encyclopedia. Retrieved March 16, 2009. Attributes misspelling to a Japanese guide to a Chinese dinosaur exhibit, 1981. And also to Glut, 1982.
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