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3.18 Name the Dinosaur

Directions: Many dinosaur names are are made up of Greek (G) or Latin (L) roots or combining forms. Study the following table and name the dinosaurs described in the questions. As homework, write at least ten more dinosaur names and their meanings.
Colors
black - (L) atri-, nigri-; (G) melano-.
blue - (L) cerule-; (G) cyano-.
green - (L) viridi-; (G) chloro-.
white - (L) albi-; (G) leuco-.
yellow - (L) flav-; (G) xantho-.
Size
dwarf - (L) pumili-; (G) nano-
gigantic - (L) ingenti-; (G) colosso-.
large - (L) grandi-; (G) macro-, mega-.
short - (L) brevi-; (G) brachy-
tall - (L) proceri-, alti-; (G) aepy-.
Shape
curved - (G) cyrto-, gampso-.
egg-shaped - (L) ovat-
flat - (L) plani-; (G) platy-.
hollow - (L) cavi-; (G) coelo-.
horned - (L) cornut-; (G) cerato-.
round - (L) circuli-; (G) cyclo-, gyro-.
Texture
bare - (L) nudi-; (G) gymno-.
bearded - (L) criniti-; (G) pogono-.
hairy - (L) hirsut-; (G) lasio-, trichodo-
rough - (L) asper-; (G) trachy-.
spiny - (L) spini-; (G) acantho-, echino-.
wrinkled - (L) corrugat-; (G) rugos-.
Numbers
one - (L) mono-; (G) uni-.
two - (L) bi-, duo; (G) di-.
three - (L) tri-; (G) tria-.
four - (L) quadri-; (G) tetra-.
seven - (L) septem-; (G) hepta-.
ten - (L) decim-; (G) deca-
Animal Parts
beak - (L) rostr-; (G) rhyncho-.
claw - (L) ungui-; (G) chelo-, onycho-.
foot - (L) pedi-; (G) podo-.
head - (L) capit-; (G) cephalo-.
tail - (L) caud-; (G) cerco-.
tooth - (L) denti-; (G) odonto-.

Q 1: Different-tooth lizard
Ceratosaurus
Heterodontosaurus
Heterodontosaurus
Microceratops

Q 2: Horned Lizard
Microceratops
Brachyceratops
Heterodontosaurus
Ceratosaurus

Q 3: Small-horned faced
Ceratosaurus
Brachyceratops
Microceratops
Saltopus

Q 4: Short-footed lizard
Brachypodosaurus
Microceratops
Heterodontosaurus
Ceratosaurus

Q 5: Five-horned head
Microceratops
Pentaceratops
Ceratosaurus
Brachyceratops

Q 6: Three-horned head
Ceratosaurus
Triceratops
Heterodontosaurus
Brachyceratops

Q 7: Speedy robber
Ceratosaurus
Saltopus
Velociraptor
Heterodontosaurus

Q 8: Leaping foot
Velociraptor
Heterodontosaurus
Saltopus
Ceratosaurus

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