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Dinosaur Names that Start with “F”

Check out the alphabetical list of dinosaur names beginning with the letter “F”. 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 “F”

Contents for Dinosaur Names that Start with “F”

Falcarius

Falcarius is a species of medium-sized, somewhat lightweight Celurosaurus, a primitive member of a peculiar group of therizinosaurs. Unlike most theropods, it was likely a herbivore and not an active predator. Falcarius lived in the United States during the early Cretaceous period.

The Latin name Falcarius relates to the crescent-shaped shape of its claws. The genus name utahensis relates to the state of Utah in the United States.

Ferganasaurus

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Ferganasaurus is a genus of medium-sized sauropods of dubious taxonomic position that existed in what is now Kyrgyzstan during the Middle Jurassic.

Ferganasaurus is named after the Fergana Valley in Kyrgyzstan. The second component of the name is derived from the Greek sauros (“reptile”, “lizard”). The genre epithet commemorates professor Nikita Verzilin, the discoverer of the holotype.

Ferganocephale

Ferganocephale is a neornithischian dinosaur genus with a shady history. It came from Kyrgyzstan’s Middle Jurassic Balabansai Svita. The discoverers of Ferganocephale classed it as a pachycephalosaur. Other scientists, such as Robert M. Sullivan, believe the fossil record is insufficient for a precise identification, hence this dinosaur is classified as a nomen dubium.

Ferrisaurus


Ferrisaurus is a genus of ceratops from the Leptoceratopsidae family that lived in British Columbia, Canada during the Late Cretaceous period. Victoria Arbor and David Evans named and characterised Ferrisaurus in 2019.

Ferrisaurus derives its name from the Latin ferrum (“iron”) and the Greek sauros, which means “iron lizard” (“reptile”, “lizard”). It references to his remains being discovered near the railway tracks. Sustutensis is the scientific name for the Sustut River and the Sustut Basin.

Foraminacephale


Foraminacephale was a large-headed dinosaur (Pachycephalosauria group) that lived in today’s Canada (Alberta province) during the Late Cretaceous period.

Foraminacephale is a compound of the words formina (Latin foramina meaning hole) and Gr. cephale (head). Thus, it can be interpreted as “orifice head,” and term derives from the fact that the taxon’s skull has several apertures on the dorsal surface. The genre epithet brevis means “small” and most likely relates to the animal’s size.

Fosterovenator

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The Fosterovenator is a kind of theropod that lived in the United States during the Late Jurassic period. Fosterovenator bones were uncovered in the famed Morrisson Formation strata.

The name Fosterovenator honours John Foster, an American palaeontologist known for his work on dinosaurs in the Morrisson Formation, as well as the Latin word venator, which means “hunters” or “hunter.” The species name churei honours another palaeontologist, Daniel Chure, who, like Foster, made substantial contributions to the study of Morrisson Formation fauna.

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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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