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Dinosaur Names that Start with “E”

Check out the alphabetical list of dinosaur names beginning with the letter “E”. We’ll look at dinosaur pictures and discuss what their names mean, as well as learn more about dinosaur facts.

Dinosaurs with names that begin with the letter “E”

Contents for Dinosaur Names that Start with “E”

Edmontonia

Edmontonia was a late Cretaceous herbivorous dinosaur from North America that was huge and strongly armoured. It belonged to the Nodosauridae family, which differed from the related Ankylosauridae in several ways, including the absence of a tail club.

Edmontonia is named after the Edmonton Formation in Canada, which is currently classified as a group. The usual species’ generic name (Edmontonia longiceps) means “long-headed,” whereas E. rugosidens means “rough-toothed.”

Edmontosaurus

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Edmontosaurus was a flat-headed hadrosaurid that lived during the Late Cretaceous period in North America. Lambe (1917) does not provide an explanation for the name’s derivation, but it is likely that it is derived from the Edmonton group.

Efraasia

Efraasia is a sauropodomorph that lived in Germany during the late Triassic period. Its remains were discovered at the turn of the twentieth century, giving it a long and difficult taxonomic history. Professor Eberhard Fraas, who discovered the bones, was given the generic name Efraasia.

Einiosaurus


Einiosaurus was a herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaur that lived in northeastern Montana during the Upper Cretaceous period. Einiosaurus procurvicornis is a ceratops described in the same 1995 article as Achelousaurus horneri by the same palaeontologist, Sampson. These genera were related but did not appear at the same time or place – the Achelouzaurus came later.

Einiosaurus procurvicornis translates as “forward-horned buffalo lizard.” The name alludes to the fact that this dinosaur only had one nose horn (in addition to two on the collar) and that it bent unusually towards the front of the head. The Blackfeet people lived in the area where the einiosaurus was discovered, and the term einio, or “bison,” was borrowed to form the dinosaur’s name.

Ekrixinatosaurus


Ekrixinatosaurus was an Abelisaurid that lived in what is now Argentina (Neuquén province, Patagonia) during the Late Cretaceous period. This dinosaur’s fossils were discovered in 1999 but were not described until 2004.

The discovery of Ekrixinatosaurus was made possible by the use of explosives, hence the name “lizard born by an explosion” ( Ekrixi is Greek for “explosion”, Latin for “birth” and saurus – Greek for “lizard”). The genre name was given in honour of Fernando Novas, a palaeontologist who worked on the Abelisaurides among other things.

Elaltitan

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Elaltitan is a sophisticated titanosaur whose remains were discovered in modern-day Argentina (Chubut province). Elaltitan was previously classified to other titanosaurs, Antarctosaurus and then Argyrosaurus, but a thorough analysis of Mannion and Otero (2012) revealed that they represent a unique type of sauropod.

Elal is a creator god in the beliefs of the Tehuelcze people of Patagonia’s Chubut province. In turn, the titan is a Greek mythological giant. As a result, its name translates as “elal titan.” The genre name lilloi recognises Miguel Lillo for his contributions to the natural sciences in Tucumán.

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Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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