Here's the list of dinosaurs often portrayed in popular media as aggressive creatures and/or are killers, but in reality, are really misunderstood.
The Top Ten
1SpinosaurusSpinosaurus 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.
Spinosaurus has got a bad rap ever since Jurassic Park III was released in theatres. They are NOT as aggressive nor are as predatory as many people thought, as they only feed on fish and doesn't normally live outside of swamps. They actually have shorter back legs than in Jurassic Park III, they also have a sail that looked different, and they don't compete with Carcharodontosaurs for food as they both fill a completely different niche. - DinoLover4242
3TroodonTroodon 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.
4TyrannosaurusTyrannosaurus, 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.
5CarnotaurusCarnotaurus, 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.
6VelociraptorVelociraptor is a genus of dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived approximately 75 to 71 million years ago during the later part of the Cretaceous Period.
They are actually about the size of either a turkey or a wolf, and actually are mostly covered in feathers, and did NOT have pronated hands. They aren't as smart or aggressive as in fiction, but is probably about as smart as a wild canine (coyote, etc) and only about as aggressive as one. They should be portrayed as their real life counterparts as heroes. - DinoLover4242
9OviraptorOviraptor 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.
12DilophosaurusDilophosaurus 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.