Dinosaur Names that Start with “K”

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

Contents for Dinosaur Names that Start with “K”


Kaijiangosaurus is a China’s Middle Jurassic carnivorous tetanuran theropod dinosaur genus. He Xinlu identified and characterised Kaijiangosaurus lini as its type species in 1984. The common name relates to the River Kai jiang. The name is a tribute to the palaeontologist Lin Wenqiu.



Kaijutitan is a type of massive sauropod from the Titanosauria group that existed in what is now Argentina during the Late Cretaceous period.

The name Kaijutitan is derived from the Japanese word Kaiju, which translates as “monster,” and the Greek titan (“giant”). The term maui comes from the abbreviation Museo Municipal Argentino Urquiza.


Kakuru is a theropod dinosaur genus from the early Cretaceous Period. The Rainbow Serpent from Aboriginal mythology inspired the name Kakuru. The species name derives from the Guyani tribe, who resided near the city where kakuru were discovered – Andamooka.


Kamuysaurus is a herbivorous dinosaur from the Hadrosauroidea group that lived in modern-day Japan during the late Cretaceous epoch.

The term Kamuysaurus is derived from the words kamuy (Hokkaido’s native language) and saurus (Greek) (“reptile”, “lizard”). Japan is referred to by the species epithet japonicus.


Kangnasaurus is an ornithopod dinosaur genus from the Early Cretaceous period. The dinosaur’s generic name is Farm Kangnas lizard, which refers to Kangnas farm. The type species, Kangnasaurus coetzeei, is named after a farmer called Coetzee.



Kansaignathus is a genus of a tiny theropod of the Dromaeosauridae family that lives in Tajikistan now. It is one of the earliest members of the Velociraptorinae group, helping to bridge the gap between Deinonychus and the more evolved Campanian and Maastrichtian velocyraptorins.

Kansaignathus gets its name from the site of the remains, Kansai, and the Greek word gnathos (“jaw”).

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