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Dinosaur Names that Start with “L”

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

Contents for Dinosaur Names that Start with “L”

Laevisuchus

Laevisuchus fossils were discovered in the late Cretaceous Lameta Formation in India.

The genus name Laevisuchus means “light crocodile,” and it most likely alludes to the light construction of the vertebrae discovered. In turn, the species name indicus relates to the nation where his skeleton was discovered – India.

Laiyangosaurus

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Laiyangosaurus youngi is a Late Cretaceous hadrosaurus found in modern-day China. Laiyangosaurus fossils were discovered in the Jingangkou Formation’s rock strata.

The genus name Laiyangosaurus refers to the city of Laiyang in the province of Shandong. The fossils of this hadrosaur were discovered here. The genre name youngi honours the 120th anniversary of the birth of CC Young, the father of Chinese palaeontology. He was the pioneer of palaeontology at Laiyang, where he discovered several dinosaur fossils.

Lajasvenator

Lajasvenator was a medium-sized theropod of the Carcharodontosauridae family that lived in Argentina during the early Cretaceous period.

The name Lajasvenator is derived from the Argentine city of Las Lajas and the Latin venator (“hunter”). The genre name honours Susana Ascheri, who allowed scientists to excavate on her property.

Lambeosaurus


Lambeosaurus is a member of the Hadrosauridae family that lived in North America 75 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous epoch (Campanian stage).

Lambeosaurus meaning “Lambego Lizard,” after its first discoverer, palaeontologist Lambe, who initially named it Trachodon marginatus. Dr. William Parks was the first to accurately characterise the Lambeosaurus in 1923. Many hadrosaur fossils have been unearthed. In addition, there are fossilised footprints and skin prints.

Lametasaurus


Lametasaurus is a dubious Abelisaurid from India’s Lameta Formation that lived around 70 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous Maastrichtian period.

According to Carrano and Sampson (2008), these bones have the structure of abelisaurides, and the osteoderms most likely belonged to a titanosaur. The fact that these remains were lost makes accurate identification difficult.

Lamplughsaura

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Lamplughsaura is a prehistoric sauropod that lived between 196 and 190 million years ago in India’s Sinemurian (Early Jurassic) Dharmaram Formation.

The name “Lamplughy Lizard” honours Pamela Lamplugh Robinson of the University of London, who supported and led the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) in India. The name of the species is derived from the name of the Dharmaram formation, where Lamplughsaur remains were discovered.

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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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