Dinosaur Glossary

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Carnivore an animal so as to eats other animals. (Meat-eater)

Cellulose rigid to break down chemical.

Ceratopsia The Infraorder of dinosaurs similar to Triceratops (Cretaeceous).

Chalk a sedimentary rock that is a pure-white fine grained range of limestone.

Chisel a metal device which can be used to chip away at the rock containing fossils.

Class a group of associated or similar organisms.

Coal a carbonized substance used as fuel, an ember.

Coelophysis Small flesh-eating dinosaur of the organize theropoda (Triassic).

Cold-blooded Cold-blooded animals can't keep a stable body temperature without basking or cooling.

Comet is made up of ice and dust enclosed by a cloud of gas and dust. The tail of the comet appears when it is close to the sun. The most well-known comet is Halleys Comet.

Craspedodon was an ornithischian dinosaur (perhaps an iguanodontid) that dates from the late Cretaceous era, about 87.5-83 million years ago.

Crater a bowl-like shaped hollow or pit formed by an asteroid or meteorite colliding with the Earth.

Craterosaurus was a stegosaurid dinosaur. This plated, quadrupedal plant-eater was about 13 ft (4 m) long and weighed approximately 560 kg.

Cretaceous period a geological period of the Mesozoic Era, among about 135 and 65 million years ago. The Cretaceous period marks the end of the dinosaurs and much other class of animals and plants.

Cretaeceous The 3rd and last era of the Mesozoic (144-65 MYA).

Crocodilians are the organize of archosaurs that includes alligators, crocodiles, gavials, etc. They evolved during the late Triassic era, and are a form of reptile.

Crustaceans are a class of animals (class Crustacea) that have a tough exoskeleton, jointed legs, and a segmented body that is bilaterally balanced.

Cryptozoology is the study of evidence regarding creatures whose survival is uncertain, like the Loch Ness monster or the Abominable Snowman.

Cynognathus it means "dog jaw") was a cynodont (a mammal-like reptile, not a dinosaur) the size of a wolf that lived during the early to middle Triassic era, approximately 230-245 million years ago.