Carnivorous Dinosaurs A to Z
"Abel's lizard" has been reconstructed from a single skull.
This fierce raptor was discovered in modern-day Mongolia.
The largest predator of the early Cretaceous period.
This raptor's hind claws were unusually small.
This "air-boned" dinosaur may have breathed like a bird.
One of the few carnivores ever to be dug up in north Africa.
A tiny, birdlike, North American dinosaur.
This carnivore was a close cousin of T. Rex.
Few specimens of this "unmarried lizard" have been found.
All we know of this tyrannosaur is based on a single skull.
One of the most common predators of the Jurassic period.
A bird-like dinosaur of the late Cretaceous.
This four-winged "dino-bird" resembled Microraptor.
A Brazilian relative of Spinosaurus.
This "goose mimic" didn’t bear much of a resemblance.
A small theropod of late Jurassic Asia.
One of the few dinosaurs ever to be discovered in Alabama.
A likely ancestor of Ornithomimus.
This "noble crocodile" was actually a dinosaur.
This "cruel thief" wasn't as atrocious as its name implies.
This tyrannosaur was named after a single tooth.
This predator was a close relative of Carnotaurus.
A brand-new carnivore from Australia.
The largest raptor of South America.
This "grandmother tyrant" was one of the first tyrannosaurs.
A particularly bird-like cousin of Oviraptor.
No one is quite sure how to classify this theropod.
This obscure carnivore may have been the size of T. Rex.
This "stocky dragon" was recently discovered in Romania.
Yes, this tiny raptor was named after you-know-who.
Long story short: you wouldn't want to clip this dino's claws.
A weirdly named theropod of the early Cretaceous period.
This dinosaur was named for the 200th anniversary of Argentina.
This tyrannosaur had more teeth than T. Rex.
This feathered dinosaur was discovered in close proximity to its eggs.
This theropod was named after a Lewis Carroll poem.
The oldest raptor ever discovered in South America.
This theropod was a close relative of Troodon.
A ceratosaur of early Cretaceous western Europe.
Its name means "great white shark lizard." Impressed yet?
The shortest arms of any meat-eater--and horns to match.
This dino-bird was discovered in Mongolia in 2009.
This primitive carnivore is hard to classify.
This large theropod may have been ancestral to Spinosaurus.
This early dinosaur was a close relative of Herrerasaurus.
This birdlike dinosaur has been known by three different names.
This Mongolian theropod was a close relative of Oviraptor.
One of the most ancient dinosaurs that ever lived.
This tiny dinosaur was a close relative of Compsognathus.
The size of a chicken, but much meaner.
This large theropod had a bizarre hump on its back.
This "conch thief" may have lunched on mollusks.
A small theropod of middle Jurassic South America.
This crested carnivore was once known as "Elvisaurus."
Was this the same dinosaur as Microraptor?
This "evil lizard" was a close relative of Coelophysis.
A rare theropod from the island of Madagascar.
This "frightful lizard" was a cousin of T. Rex.
All we know for sure about this dino is the shape of its arms.
One of the most fearsome predators of the Cretaceous period.
An unusually speedy predator of the middle Cretaceous.
This "emperor dragon" may have been an ancestor of T. Rex.
This dino was distinguished by the bony crests on its noggin.
This "running lizard" was probably covered with feathers.
Possibly the fastest dinosaur that ever lived.
The first tyrannosaur to be discovered in the U.S.
This megalosaur had an unusually long, low-slung snout.
This may have been a species of Torvosaurus.
Its name means "explosion-born lizard."
Yet another theropod from the late Jurassic.
This "puzzle lizard" was closely related to Therizinosaurus.
The earliest abelisaurid theropod yet identified.
This "dawn shark" prowled the north African woodlands.
One of the earliest true dinosaurs.
Yet another ancient theropod from South America.
This tiny dinosaur was among the first of its kind.
This feathered dinosaur lived during the late Jurassic period.
This early tyrannosaur looked more like a raptor.
Did this tiny dino-bird spend its life up a tree?
This feathered dinosaur predated Archaeopteryx.
A close cousin of Megalosaurus.
One of the tiniest dinosaurs ever to live in North America.
One of the few carnivorous dinosaurs ever to be dug up in Japan.
This "chicken mimic" roamed the plains of the late Cretaceous.
A relative slowpoke compared to other ornithomimids.
Yes, that's its real name, and no, it isn't for the reason you think.
Not quite a "Gigantosaurus," but close enough.
This huge oviraptor weighed over two tons.
This early predator was named after Godzilla.
Might this tyrannosaur have been a species of Albertosaurus?
Probably the first tyrannosaur ever to walk the earth.
The largest North American oviraptor yet discovered.
This feathered dinosaur predated Archaeopteryx by millions of years.
Named after the winged creature of Greek myth.
This primitive carnivore roamed present-day South America.
One of the tiniest North American dinosaurs.
Yet another close relative of Oviraptor.
One of the biggest "dino-birds" of its time.
This sail-backed dinosaur was recently discovered in Laos.
A primitive abelisaur from South America.
This "Indian crocodile" was actually a dinosaur.
A small, birdlike dinosaur from Central Asia.
This spinosaur was named by a very frustrated paleontologist.
This feathered dinosaur was once thought to be a true bird.
This early tyrannosaur was discovered in England.
Why didn't this presumed "dino-bird" have feathers?
This may have been the same dinosaur as Gasosaurus.
Few small mammals dared face the wrath of this dinosaur.
Yet another "basal" tyrannosaur from central Asia.
It's tied with Mei for "shortest dinosaur name."
This dinosaur came equipped with its own face mask.
It may or may not have been a true tyrannosaur.
One of the largest carnivores of the Triassic period.
Was this toothless theropod a vegetarian?
This tiny dinosaur had single-clawed hands.
This Mongolian raptor was discovered in 2008.
This "troodont" dinosaur was recently discovered in Mongolia.
This theropod lived near the Triassic-Jurassic boundary.
This hard-to-classify theropod was discovered in Portugal.
A small, poorly understood Asian raptor.
This tyrannosaur lived on the island of Laramidia.
Once thought to be a species of Megalosaurus.
This dino-bird was named after a Buddhist deity.
Fairly--or unfairly--known as the "cannibal dinosaur."
This huge carnivore was closely related to Giganotosaurus.
Named after the famous paleontologist Othniel C. Marsh.
This dinosaur was named after a Utah fossil-hunter.
A bizarre, buck-toothed carnivore of the late Cretaceous.
The first dinosaur ever to be discovered and named.
Its name is Greek for "big dead lizard."
Despite its name, it wasn't really a raptor.
The current record-holder for "shortest dinosaur name."
Yet another dinosaur that was mistaken for Megalosaurus.
A tiny, four-winged raptor.
Its name means "wonderful pelvis."
This Jurassic predator had a single crest on its skull.
This dinosaur may have dug into termite mounds for its lunch.
Was it a new kind of tyrannosaur, or a juvenile T. Rex?
Yet another bizarre therizinosaur from Asia.
Named after the famous paleontologist Edwin Colbert.
This oviraptor-like dinosaur had a bizarrely shaped skull.
One of the largest predators of early Cretaceous Europe.
Were this predator's giant claws on its hands, or on its feet?
This dinosaur had a peacock-like tail.
One of the few theropods to be discovered in sub-Saharan Africa.
Could this be the earliest dinosaur in the fossil record?
This "bird robber" probably preyed on small lizards instead.
This "bird mimic" was much like a modern ostrich.
Turns out that this "egg thief" got a bad rap.
This spinosaur was recently discovered in Brazil.
Not much is known about this Australian theropod.
This "Pampas runner" was ancestral to sauropods.
One of the earliest known dino-birds.
This "pelican mimic" sported over 200 teeth.
Its teeth were as sharp as its name is funny.
One of the earliest dinosaurs to live in eastern North America.
It may (or may not) have been a species of Megalosaurus.
Despite its name, this theropod wasn't a close relative of Ceratosaurus.
Was it an archosaur, or an early dinosaur?
"Before Archaeopteryx?" It actually lived millions of years later.
This "fire thief" prowled the plains of prehistoric France.
Was it a raptor-like bird, or a bird-like raptor?
This "prince lizard" lived in what is now modern-day India.
A pint-sized precursor of Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Named after the paleontologist Richard Estes.
Named after the famous paleontologist Rinchen Barsbold.
This wrinkly-faced carnivore probably fed on abandoned carcasses.
Experts aren't sure if this was a dinosaur or an archosaur.
An early theropod from South America.
This carnivore was named after Brazil's Santana formation.
This "flesh lizard" roamed early Jurassic England.
This dinosaur's name means "Eye of Sauron."
The official state dinosaur of Oklahoma.
A Troodon-like predator from central Asia.
A close cousin of Velociraptor.
This early proto-bird probably lived in trees.
One of the most perfectly preserved dinosaur fossils ever found.
This "squirrel mimic" was one of the earliest feathered dinosaurs.
An early dinosaur closely related to Coelophysis.
One of the most unusual (and poorly understood) Cretaceous dinosaurs.
A small, primitive ornithomimid from China.
Was this meat eater an early dinosaur, or a two-legged crocodile?
Despite its name, it wasn't a true tyrannosaur.
One of the largest theropods ever to live in North America.
The juveniles may have been differently feathered than the adults.
The largest dino-bird yet discovered.
A small, feathered dinosaur closely related to Troodon.
This ornithomimid is known from over a dozen skeletons.
A typical dino-bird of the early Cretaceous.
The first dinosaur proven to have feathers.
This "Chinese hunter" preyed on its fellow dino-birds.
Despite its name, this allosaur wasn't any better or worse than other dinosaurs.
It sounds like a disease, but it was actually a feathered dinosaur.
This "scorpion hunter" really ate meat.
This dino was distinguished by the sail-like structure on its back.
This theropod was once thought to be a species of Elaphrosaurus.
Another primitive theropod of the Triassic era.
Some experts think this was the earliest tyrannosaur.
This "ostrich mimic" roamed the plains of North America.
A fish-eater with a distinctly crocodilian profile.
A large, early Cretaceous therizinosaur.
This theropod was a close relative of Sinraptor.
This dinosaur was found with an injured big toe.
This mysterious theropod was once thought to be a species of Coelurus.
The only known abelisaur from the northern hemisphere.
The second-biggest tyrannosaur after T. Rex.
This ancient theropod points to a South American origin for dinosaurs.
This "monstrous murderer" wasn't all that big.
A small, long-legged raptor from eastern Asia.
The only ornithomimid ever discovered in Australia.
One of the largest predators of Jurassic North America.
Possibly the smartest dinosaur that ever lived.
One of the earliest raptors yet discovered.
The once--and always--king of the dinosaurs.
We know very little about this fearsomely named dinosaur.
A bird-like raptor native to South America.
This Troodon-like predator was discovered in Uzbekistan.
Probably the biggest raptor that ever lived.
The first raptor ever to be discovered in France.
This dinosaur was vicious--but a lot smaller than you thought.
Was it really a species of Archaeopteryx?
A poorly understood abelisaur from South America.
This feathered dinosaur predated Archaeopteryx.
A small, primitive tyrannosaur from Asia.
A long-legged dino-bird from eastern Asia.
This small, big-headed carnivore prowled Jurassic Asia.
A large theropod of late Jurassic Asia.
A classic case of mistaken dinosaur identity.
The smallest oviraptor yet identified.
The largest feathered tyrannosaur yet identified.
This theropod was named after a Tibetan spiritual leader.
This Asian tyrannosaur was the size of T. Rex.
This "devil lizard" was one of the earliest theropods.