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Top 10 Most Famous Dinosaurs

Rex Fan 684

Mar-17-2014 4:16 PM

Your personal favorites may be different, but these are probably the top 10 most famous dinosaurs.

 

10. Allosaurus

One of the first big predators discovered, Allosaurus has become known to many as the terror of the Jurassic.

 

9. Utahraptor

Being the largest known raptor helped propel Utahraptor into the top 10. While not as well known as other dinosaurs, it's quickly gaining ground.

 

8. Hadrosaurus

Better known as duck-bills, Hadrosaurus esentially represents the hadrosaur group overall. These dinosaurs are made famous for their "bills" and in some cases, their crests.

 

7. Ankylosaurus

Known for being one of the most heavily armored dinosaurs, Ankylosaurus may not be a dinosaur all-star, but it's up there. Certainly more famous than some of it's cousins like Edmontonia or Gastonia.

 

6. Spinosaurus

Thanks to Jurassic Park III, Spinosaurus has finally gotten a place in the dinosaur spotlight. While hated by some, it's loved by others. Whether it's reason for fame is good or not, remains to be seen.

 

5. Velociraptor

Before Jurassic Park, Velociraptor was not that well known to the general public. Now however, its a dinosaur superstar. While not actually the smartest dinosaur, it was among the deadliest and that's all the populace needs in the end.

 

4. Stegosaurus

With it's massive tail spikes, back plates, and tiny brain, Stegosaurus is easily one of the most famous dinosaurs. It has brawn, but no brain. Nonetheless, it's beloved by dinosaur lovers around the world.

 

3. "Brontosaurus"

Ok, so techincally it's Apatosaurus. But for most people, "Brontosaurus" remains one of their favorite dinosaurs. It's the first thing most people think of when they think of "long necks." Whatever you call it, the thunder lizard will always remain a "keystone" dinosaur.

 

2. Triceratops

With it's three horns and giant frill, Triceratops is unmistakable. A fan favorite for many, it's hard not to like this beloved three horn. Triceratops will always remain a favorite dinosaur for most, if not all people.

 

1. Tyrannosaurus rex

The tyrant lizard king. No matter who you are, you can't deny the fact that T. rex is the most famous dinosaur. Ever since it's discovery, Tyrannosaurus has been a staple in the dinosaur community. They don't call him the king for nothing.

"Men like me don't start the wars. We just die in them. We've always died in them, and we always will. We don't expect any praise for it, no parades. No one knows our names." ―Alpha-98
13 Responses to Top 10 Most Famous Dinosaurs

Lord Vader

Mar-17-2014 4:20 PM

If you ask some people, Rex is called the King for nothing. People made a reputation for Rex before Spino was discovered. In the words of a fanboy of course.

 

Good list, I agree with with, and I'm not surprised Rex is number 1.

Jack of all trades. Master of none

Rex Fan 684

Mar-17-2014 4:28 PM

Thanks. I know what you mean. But the majority of the general public likes T. rex the best and that's what I was going off of. 

"Men like me don't start the wars. We just die in them. We've always died in them, and we always will. We don't expect any praise for it, no parades. No one knows our names." ―Alpha-98

Lord Vader

Mar-17-2014 4:30 PM

I know. It's mostly public appeal that matters to everything.

Jack of all trades. Master of none

UCMP 118742

Mar-17-2014 5:08 PM

I was expecting Allosaurus to be higher up on the list, but I perfectly agree with everything else. The T.rex being at the Nr.1 spot was pretty much a given.

Keep in mind that many people have died for their beliefs; it's actually quite common. The real courage is in living and suffering for what you believe in. -Brom-

Raptor-401

Mar-17-2014 5:52 PM

The only reason why i believe Rex gets number #1 was because of it's name, it means "Tyrant Lizard King." It was also discovered before bigger dinosaurs and was made even more famous with the release of The Land Before Time and Jurassic Park.

IT'S TIME TO DU-DU-DU-DU-DUEL!!!

Rex Fan 684

Mar-17-2014 7:05 PM

Indeed. The primary thing is timing. T. rex was discovered before the other really big theropods, so it had more time to become famous. I personally think it deserves it's reputation as the most notorious flesh eater of all time. But thats just me ;)

 

PS- Utahraptor could be replaced by Dilophosaurus. It was a toss up between the two for me. 

"Men like me don't start the wars. We just die in them. We've always died in them, and we always will. We don't expect any praise for it, no parades. No one knows our names." ―Alpha-98

Raptor-401

Mar-17-2014 7:07 PM

Yah, timing is one of the main parts. I thnk I am going to post another "What do you do?"

IT'S TIME TO DU-DU-DU-DU-DUEL!!!

Rex Fan 684

Mar-17-2014 7:10 PM

Have fun with that :)

"Men like me don't start the wars. We just die in them. We've always died in them, and we always will. We don't expect any praise for it, no parades. No one knows our names." ―Alpha-98

Raptor-401

Mar-17-2014 7:12 PM

Yes I will... I shall begin as of now!

IT'S TIME TO DU-DU-DU-DU-DUEL!!!

AggressiveKaiju45

Mar-18-2014 9:37 AM

I always liked Spinosaurs when I was younger, probably  because I saw it whupp T. rex's ass in J.P 3. However I still a little disapointed Baryonyx, Sarcosuchus or even Diplodocus isn't on the list.

 

Life is very simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

UCMP 118742

Mar-18-2014 11:12 AM

Well, Sarcosuchus technically isn't a dinosaur and even if it was, it's still not that famous. Baryonyx isn't very famous aswell (at least where I live), but Diplodocus is really famous. I'm guessing that Rex Fan had to decide between Apatosaurus and Diplodocus.

Keep in mind that many people have died for their beliefs; it's actually quite common. The real courage is in living and suffering for what you believe in. -Brom-

Rex Fan 684

Mar-18-2014 3:13 PM

UCMP's right. Sarcosuchus and Baryonyx aren't all that famous. Also, it was between "Brontosaurus," Brachiosaurus, and Diplodocus as far as sauropods go and I think "Brontosaurus" is more famous than either.

"Men like me don't start the wars. We just die in them. We've always died in them, and we always will. We don't expect any praise for it, no parades. No one knows our names." ―Alpha-98

I Meme Everything (Tyrannos)

May-13-2017 4:51 PM

Hard...

1. Tyrannosaurus rex

2. Triceratops

3. Stegosaurus

4. Apatosaurus

5. Velociraptor

6. Allosaurus

7. Ankylosaurus

8. Allosaurus

9. Spinosaurus

10. Giganotosaurus

"Part of the journey is the end..."

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