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Into what families and orders have the various dinosaurs been classified?

Basic Dinosauria Classification Table
Order: Saurischia
Suborders:
Theropoda
Infraorders:
Carnosauria
Coelurosauria
Deinonychosauria
Ornithomimosauria
Segnosauria
Sauropodamorpha
Infraorders:
Prosauropoda
Sauropoda
Order: Ornithischia
Suborders:
Ankylosauria
Certaopsia
Ornithopoda
Stegosauria

See: What is a dinosaur?


It is natural to try to group animals into similar types. Some animals are certainly genetically related to each other. The current animal (zoological) classification system used today is based on theories of evolutionary relationships between creatures. Evolutionists wrongly assume that ALL animals are genetically related to each other.

Since Evolution is itself a theory, the detailed dinosaur classification system shown below is also theoretical—based on certain assumptions and guesswork—and thus will change. Dinosaur classification and the assumed number of dinosaur species may vary widely depending on the paleontologist.

The number of species shown below is approximate and obviously will change. (Click here to see why)

The dinosaurs are divided into two orders (Saurischia and Ornithischia) and six suborders (Theropods, Sauropodomorphs, Sauropods, Ornithopods, Stegosaurians, Ankylosaurs and Ceratopians).

Detailed Dinosauria Classification
ORDER: Saurischia (lizard-hipped dinosaurs)
      Suborder: Theropods
          Infraorder: Carnosauria
              Families:
                  Megalosauridae
                  Ornithosuchids
                  Popsaurids
                  Spinosauridae
                  Tyrannosauridae
          Infraorder: Coelurosaurs
              Families:
                  Coeluridae
                  Podokesaurids
                  Procompsognathids
                  Segisaurs
          Infraorder: Deinonychosauria
              Families:
                  Deinocheiridae
                  Dromaeosauridae
                  Sauronithoididae
          Infraorder: Ornithomimosauria
              Families:
                  Ornithomimidae
          Infraorder: Segnosauria
              Families:
                  Segnosaurus
      Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
          Infraorder: Prosauropoda
              Families:
                  Anchisauridae
                  Plateosauridae
                  Melanorosauridae
          Infraorder: Sauropoda
              Families:
                  Brachiosauridae
                  Camarasauridae
                      Subfamily: Euhelopods
                  Cetiosauridae
                      Subfamily: Euhelopods
                  Diplodocidae
                      Subfamily: Dicraeosaurs
                  Titanosauridae

ORDER: Ornithischia (bird-hipped dinosaurs)
          Suborder: Ornithopoda
              Families:
                  Hadrosauridae
                      Subfamilies:
                         Hadrosaurs
                         Lambeosaurs
                         Saurolophs
                         Cheneosaurs
                  Iguanodontidae
                  Hypsilophodontidae
                  Pachycephalosauria
                  Psittacosauria
                  Heterodontosauria
                  Pisanosauria
          Suborder: Stegosauria
              Families:
                  Stegosauridae
                  Scelidosauridae
          Suborder: Ankylosauria
              Families:
                  Ankylosauridae
                  Nodosauridae
          Suborder: Ceratopsia
              Families:
                  Ceratopsidae
                  Protoceratopsidae
                  Psittacosauridae


Author: Paul S. Taylor, Films for Christ

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