Top Ten Best Dinosaurs

The Top Ten
1 Tyrannosaurus Rex Tyrannosaurus, meaning "tyrant lizard", from the Ancient Greek tyrannos, "tyrant", and sauros, "lizard" is a genus of coelurosaurian theropod dinosaur. It also had a tremendous bite force, the strongest of any Dinosaur and living terrestrial animal. Its bite force reached up to 12,800 pounds (roughly ...read more.

I believe with all the facts of science that the Tyrannosaurus Rex is what most people think of when someone says ultimate predator. The Tyrannosaurus has all the reasons for it to be a predator. First, the size infers that it is a hunter. Why would it need its huge size to be a scavenger? To scare off other scavengers? I think not. Why? Because it is the only meat eater this big to be able to fight the prey that is living in the same region. Why would Triceratops need its horns? Why did Ankylosaurus need its tail club? Because another mystery super predator that hasn't been discovered yet might be there? Probably not. Why? Because first, a Tyrannosaur's jaws aren't designed that way. Also, there is evidence of a Tyrannosaurus hunting a Triceratops. All of that determines the Rex the staple of the dinosaurs, and the best, in my opinion. Happy Reading!

I am sick of all the Spino fanboys saying that the Spinosaurus would beat the Tyrannosaurus based on two facts. Its size and its claws. Those two "facts" are enough to send me beserks. Also the facts about INSULTING a Tyrannosaur's arms and saying that it is overrated. In my opinion, all dinosaurs are equal. We shouldn't think about Tyrannosaurus vs. Spinosaurus, we should be worrying about our OWN business. The T. Rex had no idea what in the world a Spinosaurus was because it lived millions of years ago! The Rex isn't built to fight Spinosaurus, it was built to hunt the prey, its natural prey. Life is a system built so every species has its fair share of time to thrive. Life chose the dinosaurs to die. Jurassic Park is a terrible idea. Creating species that are extinct is destroying the system that has worked perfectly for billions of years. Humans are a failure. And just as soon, life may choose us for extinction. We had our chance, and we threw that out the window. If every species ...more

I hate T-Rex! He's a lousy excuse for a dinosaur. People say he's "So mighty" But he's not! What happened to Allosaurus? He used to be the star until not as good as Allosaurus came along and took over. T-Rex is a JERK. Why is he on this list why?! No one even KNOWS if he was a hunter he may have been a scavenger for all we know! And by the that stick-nose you were talking about could rip you to shreds not to mention hunting is defined as killing something for food Spinosaurus killed the fish in other wards he HUNTED. Some people think T-Rex is great but, many dinosaurs are MUCH better than this disgusting creature. He only 28 ft. tall I mean gigas and allos and spinos were bigger than THAT. I mean he doesn't even deserve to be ON this list. If you can't see that well, then you aren't very smart are you?

Tyrannosaurus Rex wasn't the longest or the tallest predatory dinosaur, but it was the heaviest. Spinosaurus's estimated weight of around 20 tons doesn't seem to be right. Spinosaurus 's bones weren't as strong or thick as the thick bones of Tyrannosaurus. I think Spinosaurus was only around 7600 kg and 13,400 kg max. T.rex's bones are strong and it's tail alone weighed over a ton.I think T.rex weighed anywhere from 8400-16,000 kg.Spinosaurus wasn't a good hunter compared to Tyrannosaurus, it just probably caught fish and stole meals from Carcharodontosaurus, a t rex-sized hunter.T rexes worked in groups to hunt. Their prey ranged from the unique parasaurolophus, to the armoured ankylosaurus.

2 Spinosaurus Spinosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in what now is North Africa, during the lower Albian to lower Cenomanian stages of the Cretaceous period, about 112 to 97 million years ago.

Simply the best Dinosaur to ever walk the planet. What more amazing features can you ask out of a Dinosaur, the Spinosaurus was the largest land predator to walk the earth, it had strong arms and a huge and powerful mouth, heck! The spinosaurus could even swim! Sadly, the Spinosaurus is very underrated, many people choose T-rex or Velociraptor since the movies make them way to powerful. I hope the Spinosaurus will become more popular and more used in films.

Lets be real this dinosaur is awesome it has a long mouth used for catching fish and I mean look at that spine. Fun fact did you know spinosarus are excellent swimmers ethier way it's awesome

The Spinosaurus is the largest carnivorous dinosaur and had an evolutionary advantage of being able to swim, the Spinosaurus has a massive tail measuring about 2 metres tall. The Spinosaurus could also defeat pretty much any carnivore you throw at it, even Tyrannosaurus Rex, Giganotosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus. It may not of had a bite force like Tyrannosaurus Rex but Spinosaurus could definitely defeat one.

Although a Spino has bad matchups with large predatory dinos, (Carcradontosaurus, to be exact, which I don't know how to spell), it was one of the only amphibious dinos and one of the coolest looking dinos there are. In a matchup versus a Tyrannosaurus Rex, it would most likely run away into the water, then win if the Rex was foolish enough to come after it. But without the aquatic mobility boost, the annoying, short-armed *#%&##% would probably win. However, this is coolness, not PVP. So, the Spino wins hands-down.

3 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.

I'm going to sound like a nerd for saying all this, but, anyways.
The picture you see here isn't a true velociraptor. Real raptors were colorful carnivorous bird-like dinos. They also, according to some scientists, not that smart. They weren't dumb, but they were far from how Jurassic Park portrayed them. JP also got their looks wrong...and they knew it. The filmmakers thought the true raptor didn't look scary enough, so they based the look off a different dinosaur "Deinochisys," and then made it scaly. and Viola! the JP raptor!
They also kept the name "Velociraptor" because they thought Deinochisys would be too complicated for audiences, and let's be honest: Velociraptor sounds much more threatening.
But paleontology and behind-the-secnes aside, this is one cool dinosaur nonetheless...and I love the JP raptor.

They do not hunt in packs, are covered in feathers, are the size of chickens but a million times stronger, faster, and smarter, and are my favorite dinosaurs.

Due to contrary belief, the Velociraptor was not a sleek door-opening dude. Nope, he was feathery, agile, and quick. However- the Jurassic Park version of Velociraptor is fake. Let's face it, Hollywood stretches the truth. Trust me, Jurassic Park is one of my favorite movies, but it's not a Velociraptor, it's a Deinonychus. No dinosaur ever had the intelligence or a primate, either. Even the smartest dino, Troodon, was as smart as a newborn kitten. The so-called "Clever Girl" is still one of the most amazing dinosaurs. Speedy and vicious, Velociraptors were ferocious and could scare the daylights out of most people.

HOW THE HECK IS THIS GUY NOT #1?!?! He is faster and smarter then most other dinosaurs. However, Jurassic World and Park got it all wrong. He is a hunter, yes, he is smart, yes, and he is fast, yes. They portrayed the way he looks wrongly, but I can see why. You see, Jurassicpark was before we knew about velociraptor having feathers, so they just portray him with none. And Jurassic World, they were afraid people would hate on them for changing the looks. Which probably would've happened. This chicken - sized feathery bird is the true king of the dinosaurs. (T-rex is still coolbut I prefer velociraptor.) by the way I'm 10 andi already know all dis stuff.

4 Triceratops Triceratops is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaur that first appeared during the late Maastrichtian stage of the late Cretaceous period, about 68 million years ago in what is now North America.

The thing has three super-sharp keratin tipped horns! Scientists agree that they were probably for display, but if I had three foot long horns, I would not stop to think "Wait, my horns are for display purposes only", rather, I would gut whatever giant carnivore. was trying to get at my insides.

Even if fake is really beautiful and powerful. The drill up the top is also said to be for display, but who knows what they might have used it for? Also, this terrific trice can also use its horns to cut down any vegetation that it might fancy. I give this Dino a 10/10!

It's three horns on it's top would not only protect it but also it can harm any other dinosaur. He deserves to be on top. Not on first because of T-Rex, not on second because the huge spinosaurus. But it needs to be at least third

Who hasn't wanted to have a pet Triceratops at one point in their lives? T-Rexes are cool, but Triceratops are equally as cool and also less likely to murder you.

5 Ankylosaurus Ankylosaurus is a genus of armored dinosaur. Fossils of Ankylosaurus have been found in geological formations dating to the very end of the Cretaceous Period, between about 68–66 million years ago, in western North America, making it among the last of the non-avian dinosaurs.

Ankylosaurus is a living tank. With armour plates harder than bone, the only way it could be killed is if it was struck on the leg and rolled over so it's underbelly is showing (it's only weak spot). Plus it's got a tail that could literally break a T-Rex's leg, by far the most balanced defensive and offensive dinosaur EVER! Super cool and dope

This dinosaur is armored like a tank and had a massive tail club and no predator could kill it when it was fully grown. Not even T. Rex or other ankylosaurs could kill it.

This guy is really tough. He has armor on his eyelids. He can go face to face with T-Rex maybe even spinosaurus. When he swings his club he can break t-Rex's leg bone. How his he number 29

The Ankylosaurus is the mullet of dinosaurs. It's cute and cuddly in the front but a mean, wrecking ball-swinging machine in the back.

6 Stegosaurus Stegosaurus is a type of armored dinosaur. Their fossil bones have been found in rocks dated to the Late Jurassic period, between 155 and 150 million years ago, in the western United States and Portugal.

Ow damn, ma boi steggy over here. He was my favorite since I was a kid. Those spikes on his back and tail are just so badass in my opinion. Together with the styracosaurus on a well-deserved second place, these are probably my favorite herbivores ever.

Stegasaurus has the smallest brain and known to have the smallest brain it has two brains. It is also the biggest show off, and had some of the most impressive structure ever found on an animal's body.

Not my favorite dino, but I had to vote because I do love this one! Clumsy and slow yet cute with those plates, what not to like?!

Stego sucks all it has going for it is itd spikes it wasn't even the only one of it's kind I mean ever heard of the tuojiangosaurus it was spikier and cooler even more iconic and eye catching.

7 Parasaurolophus Parasaurolophus is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur that lived in what is now North America during the Late Cretaceous Period, about 76.5–74.5 million years ago.

It was always my favorite when I was a kid and it is still my favorite now. I've always loved herbivorous dinosaurs that had a unique quality and the parasaurolophus was no exception. If their awesome horn is filled with water they can make a loud noise to warn the herd that a predator is coming. That to me is pretty amazing.

I've always loved this dinosaur! It was always my favorite and it is still my favorite now all because of that awesome horn. If it fills the horn with water it can let out a loud yell to warn its herd that a predator is coming. Also, after rewatching Jurassic Park III, I was reminded that parasaurolophuses are a lot bigger than they're made out to be and excellent at herding.

I have loved Parasaurolophus ever since I was able to say its name at the age of 6 and I have loved it ever since. It is just such an amazing dinosaur. Its crest is amazing and it just looks so cool. That's why Parasaurolophus is my favorite.

I loved its horn and that's how it became my favorite. I loved their noises too. They also look cool.

8 Brachiosaurus Brachiosaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived in North America during the Late Jurassic, about 154–153 million years ago.

If I would have a pet dinosaur this is it. Yes we know you would rather have Raptor or Triceratops but I'm going Brachio cause I can ride on his neck and will get an awesome view

The Brachiosaurus was among the tallest dinos out there and could take on a spino pretty easily they also walked in a pack with the children in the middle so they had to be able to take some hits from larger predictors like the spino.

This this dinosaur is a vegetarian and have a long neck but it can't defeat.

Baylene from Disney's Dinosaur and Shorty from The Land Before Time X and the T.V. series.

9 Carcharodontosaurus Carcharodontosaurus is a genus of carnivorous carcharodontosaurid dinosaurs that existed between 100 and 94 million years ago, during the Cenomanian stages of the mid-Cretaceous Period.

This dinosaur is super underrated. To any of the people saying Carcharodontosaurus is overrated (how), this dinosaur hasn't been in a jp movie and hasn't been a main protagonist or antagonist, it hasn't been getting as much attention as T. rex, spino, velociraptor, and triceratops. This dinosaur needs more love. Definitely underrated

Carnotaurus and this guy were my two favorite dinosaurs as a kid. While I have grown into liking more dinosaurs, I still love Carcharodontosaurus being a badass animal, seriously, this animal is an asskicking machine.

Carcharodontosaurus was the first dinosaur that only I knew about.I was the only kid who knew what a Carcharodontosaurus would have eaten how tall it was hoe much it weighed everything. And even know I love Carcharodontosaurus oh and I use to always complaining that it wasn't in any JP films. And even now I still complaining how the indominus Rex isn't part Carcharodontosaurus.

Carcharodontosaurus a big relative to allosaurus. Carcharodontosaurus might be the 2nd biggest carnivore (it shows carcharodontosaurus fossil were bigger then giganotosaurus

10 Allosaurus Allosaurus is a genus of large theropod dinosaur that lived 155 to 150 million years ago during the late Jurassic period.

A cool dinosaur and a childhood dino to most especially when people watched walking with dinosaurs. It definitely deserved to be in jurassic world fallen kingdom.

The apex threat of the Jurassic and a noble combatant for most dangerous big carnivorous dinosaurs fighting food competition like torvosaurus and ceratosaurus and prey like the stegosaurus. It also is incredibly fast! Compared to us at least. Ok bye

Actually, the allosaurus and the velociraptor are not the correct candidates for best hunter, the troodon is. The troodon was the actual velociraptor in Jurassic park. They are the ones who fight in packs and, are as smart as us

I think we should find a new better and stronger dinosaur to make movie about like this guy right here! T-Rex stole the show even though Allosaurus was much better.

The Contenders
11 Utahraptor Utahraptor is a genus of theropod dinosaurs. It contains a single species, Utahraptor ostrommaysorum, which is the largest known member of the family Dromaeosauridae.

The biggest raptor. People should give utahraptor, and achillobator more respect and credit than the oversized velociraptors in the jurassic park/world movies.

This is totally my opinion, but Utahraptor is the Serial Killer of dinosaurs. I mean, imagine you see a Velociraptor. That's scary enough. Okay, now... 5 or 6 Velociraptors? You are ready to either grab your shotgun, call the police, or run. But then, you see the Velociraptors magically growing... 3,4,5 times. At the end, the 6 foot long raptors turn into 30 foot long monsters. Bye-bye!
Utahraptor is the BEAST! My favorite dino ever

Basically what Jurassic Park thought was a Velociraptor, except a little bigger and covered in feathers. A pack of these could take down anything but a large sauropod.

The most deadliest design ever made by mother nature... I would like to face a big carnivore like tyrannosaurus or giganotosaurus any day before facing this animal... Teeth+Arm+Foot Claw+ Speed+Brain+Feathers+Size... Ultimate combination...

12 Giganotosaurus Giganotosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in what is now Argentina, during the early Cenomanian age of the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 99.6 to 97 million years ago.

I'll give you an order of my favorite dinosaurs:

Five: pterosaurs. They are not dinosaurs but are quite underrated. They were flying reptiles, not dinosaurs.

Four: Utahraptor. All though the velociraptor gets all the fame, this one is larger, and more deadly.

Three: Giganotosarus: larger than t rex, and is not overrated, but not underrated. It could take down a huge sauropod.

Two: tyrannosaurus rex: I saw on a list of the strongest meat-eating dinosaurs and Giganotosarus was number five. Tyrannosaurus rex was number two. So I guess tyrannosaurus rex was smaller, but stronger than Giganotosarus.

One: spinosaurus. This was a very unique creature. It had a crocodile snout. And ate mostly fish. It has a huge spine. But the pictures I look at, some looked liked an elephant seal, not a dinosaur. But the new look, has the unique snout, walked on all fours, but still has the awesome look.

My favorite dinosaur for the time being. It has been featured in primeval and other dinosaur documentaries and it definitely deserves it.

A Giganotosaurus... everybody mostly likes it because of the Indominus Rex. If you didn't know, I. Rex was mixed with more than just Velociraptor and T. Rex, it was also mixed with a Giganotosaurus ( explains how big the I. Rex was ), Majungasaurus, Carnotaurus, Rugops, and Therizinosaurus. It was also mixed with some non-dinosaurs. Like the Pit-Viper ( how it can sense heat ) * Everybody stares at me while I explain stuff -.- * Cuttlefish ( for camouflage ) Tree Frog ( added layer of stealth and camo ). That's all I'm going to say. * Everybody is asleep *

Ever since I saw the Walking with Dinosaurs special "Land of Giants", I have loved Giganotosaurus (this is when I was in Kindergarten, AKA 12 years ago). He is big. He is mean. He hunted the largest dinosaur of all time (as far as we know). Plus, if he wasn't cool enough already, it is believed that they hunted in PACKS. Picture Jurassic Park with a T. Rex that is slightly bigger, slightly less bulky, and then add in anywhere from 2-5 more of them. THAT would be a hell of a movie. (Get on it JW2... You have 3 years, you can do that in that amount of time.)

13 Carnotaurus Carnotaurus, meaning "Meat eating Bull" in Ancient Greek, is a genus of abelisauridae theropod dinosaur that lived in what is now South America about 70 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous period.

Like Carcharodontosaurus, this dinosaur was one of my favorites growing up. While it is my 5th favorite instead of number two before behind Carcharodontosaurus, I still love this dinosaur. Carnotaurus reminds me of myself, super fast, one of the fastest in my class and school.

Just like Carcharodontosaurus, it was one of my Favorite childhood dinosaurs Behind Carcharodontosaurus. Although it's not in my top 5 favorite dinosaurs anymore due to my aging, I still love this dinosaur.

A wonderful and unique dinosaur.
It had small sideways faceing arms with four fingers,
And it had wonderful horns.
(most likely used for either pushing and shoving matches between male rivals)
This wonderful dinosaur also had the speed of a horse! And a quick jaw for quick bites!
And not to mention feathers on its arms (for display)
He had a very muscular tail as well.

He is the coolest one here, well that and pachycephalosaurus.

I find this guy to look cool and he's a great hunter. He was great in the movie 'Dinosaur' from 2000. Something I don't like about Jurassic Park is that they don't have a variety of dinosaurs. Mainly just Tyrannosaurus and Spinosaurus.

14 Corythosaurus

Corythosaurus is a genus of hadrosaurid "duck-billed" dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous Period, about 77�"75.7 million years ago. It lived in what is now North America. Its name means "helmet lizard", derived from Greek

15 Pachycephalosaurus

They couldn't bang their skulls together, because they had nothing to release the pressure, so that myth is busted.

I wish I was one of them so I cold knock anything down, plus, I wouldn't have gotten a concussion in the first place.

Pachy was fast, strong, and an omnivore! It was a mini trex with a strong head! My opinion on the top 5 is:
1. Spinosaurus, 2. Pachy, 3. Troodon, 4. Utahraptor, 5. Megalodon.

Great dino, should be in too ten.

16 Dilophosaurus Dilophosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur. It contains a single known species, Dilophosaurus wetherilli, known from fossil remains found in the Kayenta formation of Arizona.

My favorite dinosaur! It's pretty underrated though! Everyone I know is like " dilophosaurus sucks! T-Rex is awesome! ! T-Rex is life! " But really? T-Rex is SOOO overrated #dilophosaurus4life

This guy is like a velociraptor, but a little better. His frills make him look extra intimidating and his venom can blind opponents!

If you have seen Jurassic Park, It has mistaken you. It was 20 feet, not 5 feet. It also wasn't poisonous, but it was deadly.

Has a giant frill and can spit blinding poison. Living proof that big things come in small packages.

17 Troodon Troodon is a dubious genus of relatively small, bird-like dinosaurs known definitively from the Campanian age of the Cretaceous period. It includes at least one species, Troodon formosus, known from Montana.

Troodon, just like it did 65 million years ago, lurks in the shadows...of society. But eventually there is no hiding from this killing machine. Possessing everything velociraptor was famous for taken to the extreme. Bigger, smarter, and even more deadly, these little demons were survivors. While they did go extinct(we hope) they were improvisational and clever, even feeding on fruit of plants if nothing else is available. But don't let that fool you. Troodon would still be much happier to rip off your face and snack on your heart than chew on leaves. It is only a matter of time before this crafty killer comes out of hiding and gets the credit it deserves from society.

My new favourite dinosaur due to its intelligence, adaptability and they may have evolved to become as smart as humans had they not gone extinct.
This list is dominated by too many large theropods while the awesome troodon is at 17th.

The smartest dinosaur. Forget the Velociraptor. They weren't really "smarter than dolphins or whales." Troodons were the smartest. They weren't geniuses or anything, but they could have evolved had they not gone extinct.

Troodon is no longer really a valid species. The many species placed under the troodon umbrella are now their own. Examples include latenivenatrix, albertavenator, etc.

18 Monolophosaurus

This is one of the most lit things ever on Earth. It looks kind of like a raptor.

Mind set of a physco, Speed and body of a raptor, and epic teeth like a T-rex, this deserves more love.

It ate almost anything. It was super strong and super fast.

An underrated awesome dinosaur.

19 Deinonychus

If your favorite dinosaur is the Velociraptor from Jurassic Park, then vote for Deinonychus! Real raptors were small, feathered, probably hunted alone, and were not intelligent. They appear that way in the books and movies due to a misclassification of the Deinonychus as a subspecies of Velociraptor. The Deinonychus is what you saw in Jurassic Park. They still weren't the smartest dinosaurs (that's the Troodon), but they were smart enough to hunt together.

Deinonychus has a big curved claw on each toe for injure its prey, like in Jurrassic Park, velociraptor were smaller : half the size of deinonychus. Deinonychus is one of my favorite raptors

Basically a mini Utahraptor its claws are nearly as big also they hunt in packs so this dinosaur was cool.

They were the velociraptor from Jurassic park, and they are bigger and cooler than real velociraptor.

20 Oviraptor Oviraptor is a genus of small Mongolian theropod dinosaurs, first discovered by technician George Olsen in an expedition led by Roy Chapman Andrews, and first described by Henry Fairfield Osborn, in 1924. Its name is Latin for 'egg taker' or "egg seizer", referring to the fact that the first fossil ...read more.

Babies are cute but adults would shriek at you so you would be irritated.

It is cute. One of the cutest dinosaurs I've ever seen.

21 Dakotaraptor Dakotaraptor is a genus of large carnivorous theropod dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of North America.

I like Utahraptor and Deinonychus too, but Dakotaraptor appeals just a bit more to me. Bigger than Deinonychus, but with a more agile build than Utahraptor. Plus, it's from Hell Creek, meaning it rubbed shoulders with such dinocelebrities as Ankylosaurus, Triceratops, and T-rex! (By the way, Velociraptor is overhyped-only about the size of a coyote)

This guy competes with the more popular Utahraptor for "world's biggest raptor".

Looks like a hawk. Dinosaur variant of a hawk?

This guy is in the shadow of Utahraptor.

22 Therizinosaurus

This is my favorite dinosaur. I don't care if it isn't a carnivore, this thing is awesome! It's armed with claws that can easily rip other dinosaurs open, and it is much bigger than your fan favorite Tyrannosaurus rex. So yeah, that's why I love this thing.

Well duh. They are my favorite dinosaur! Those huge claws weren't used for nothing, they were used to cut plants for food, and also to kill others. They weren't carnivores, but they were just as vicious.

The Joe Frazier of the dinosaur world. If I were a tyrannosaur, I would not want to try to kill one of these.

The Therizinosaurus's amazing claws and bone structure are enough to move this guy up on the list!

23 Lambeosaurus
24 Charonosaurus

It's just an Asian Parasaurolophus. Nothing special.

Like a fashion model or should I say Maudel Hah! Are sweet Maude doggy!

The very best Dino ever

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