Top 10 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, based on scientific facts, that the Tyrannosaurus Rex is what most people think of when someone mentions the ultimate predator. The Tyrannosaurus has every reason to be considered a predator.

First, its size suggests that it was a hunter. Why would it need such a huge size to be a scavenger? To scare off other scavengers? I think not. It is the only meat-eater of this size capable of fighting the prey living in the same region. Why would the Triceratops need its horns? Why did the Ankylosaurus need its tail club? Is it because of another mystery super predator that hasn't been discovered yet? Probably not.

A Tyrannosaur's jaws are not designed that way. Additionally, there is evidence of a Tyrannosaurus hunting a Triceratops. All of this establishes the Rex as the staple of the dinosaurs and the best, in my opinion. Happy reading!

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.

Spinosaurus is easily the ultimate carnivorous land animal. Tyrannosaurus is unfortunately prone to heaps of misinformation by its exuberant fanbase.

Spinosaurus had arms powerful enough to cut through the thick, scaly flesh of swordfish that could grow past 8 meters in length. It is also known to have shared its environment with Carcharodontosaurus, which is known to have easily rivaled Tyrannosaurus in size. Although not widely accepted, the upper weight range of Spinosaurus is over twice that of Tyrannosaurus, at 20 tonnes.

Despite being an undoubtedly formidable creature, the people who say Tyrannosaurus could win a confrontation with Spinosaurus are the exact same people who would say that their home football team is the ultimate football team. It's called cognitive bias.

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.

Contrary to popular belief, the Velociraptor was not a sleek, door-opening creature. 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 of 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.

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.

Triceratops is a dinosaur that gets upstaged by Spinosaurus. It's been around the same time as T. rex and is one of the few dinosaurs that might kill it. Triceratops also connected with audiences when one of them got sick. I think Triceratops should at least get 2nd place and Spinosaurus 5th because Spinosaurus lived most of its time in water.

This 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.

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 armor plates harder than bone, the only way it could be killed is if it was struck on the leg and rolled over so its underbelly is showing (its only weak spot). Plus, it's got a tail that could literally break a T-Rex's leg. By far, it is 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. No predator could kill it when it was fully grown, not even T. rex or other ankylosaurs.

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.

I think Stegosaurus should be in the top 3. Just because it had a small brain doesn't mean it was stupid. You shouldn't mess with it because of the thagomizer.

The plates also helped show carnivores who's boss. So, I would suggest putting Stegosaurus in 3rd and Velociraptor in 4th.

Oh, damn, my boy 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 Styracosaurus in a well-deserved second place, these are probably my favorite herbivores ever.

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.

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

This dinosaur is a vegetarian and has a long neck, but it can't fight.

I was amazed by this creature when I watched Jurassic Park.

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.

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, how much it weighed, everything. Even now, I love Carcharodontosaurus.

Oh, and I used to always complain that it wasn't in any Jurassic Park films. And even now, I still complain about how the Indominus Rex isn't part Carcharodontosaurus.

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.

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

The Allosaurus was the apex threat of the Jurassic and a noble combatant for most dangerous big carnivorous dinosaurs. It fought food competitors like Torvosaurus and Ceratosaurus and prey like Stegosaurus.

It also was incredibly fast! Compared to us, at least. Ok, bye.

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.

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

The Contenders
11 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.

Ever since I saw the "Walking with Dinosaurs" special "Land of Giants," I have loved Giganotosaurus. This was when I was in kindergarten, about 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.

12 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.

This is totally my opinion, but Utahraptor is the serial killer of dinosaurs. 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.

The most deadly 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.

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 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.

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 Pachycephalosaurus

I don't really care if they used their domes for display or if they butted heads or flanks. It's still a really interesting animal.

I wish I were one of them so I could knock anything down. Plus, I wouldn't have gotten a concussion in the first place.

Great dino, should be in top ten.

15 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.

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

Although it didn't have a frill, it's still an awesome dinosaur, with those crests and the fact that it didn't have binocular vision.

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

16 Corythosaurus

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

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. It possesses 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 the fruit of plants if nothing else was 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.

18 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 injuring its prey, like in Jurassic Park. Velociraptors were smaller, half the size of Deinonychus. Deinonychus is one of my favorite raptors.

19 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.

20 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. It's bigger than Deinonychus, but with a more agile build than Utahraptor. Plus, it's from Hell Creek, meaning it rubbed shoulders with such dino celebrities 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 the title of "world's biggest raptor."

Looks like a hawk. A dinosaur variant of a hawk?

21 Monolophosaurus

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

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

Mindset of a psycho, speed and body of a raptor, and epic teeth like a T. rex. This deserves more love.

22 Therizinosaurus Therizinosaurus is a genus of very large therizinosaurid that lived in Asia during the Late Cretaceous period in what is now the Nemegt Formation around 70 million years ago.

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.

23 Microraptor

A gliding dinosaur like this makes pterodactyls look like nothing!

24 Argentinosaurus Argentinosaurus is a genus of titanosaur sauropod dinosaur first discovered by Guillermo Heredia in Argentina. The generic name refers to the country in which it was discovered.

This absolute goliath of an animal definitely needs a significantly higher placement on the list. Like, really? Microraptor? It's literally just a bird with four wings. And let's face it, all the options above it may be more popular, but in terms of size, Argentinosaurus dwarfs all of them.

Recent estimates clock in at 75-80 metric tons, with the closest being Brachiosaurus at 50-60 metric tons. It would be absolutely breathtaking to see this beast in person. Underrated by the general audience, no doubt.

25 Charonosaurus

It's just an Asian Parasaurolophus. Nothing special.

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

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