Thanks for the link to the latin bi-nomials Rattler! I assumed they would have them but as Finch said, most books only state the genus name. That confuses me more than the two word name - just cos I'm used to seeing two names in other books I guess. It'll make looking stuff up online much easier as well - thanks!!
Here's a nice link given to me by a dino sculptor at the sculpting board today, it's a good sized catalog of skeletal diagrams if anyone is interested . http://www.skeletaldrawing.com/index.htm
Yep, you got it Joosa - I was watching the updated version of Walking... on discovery last weekend and thought "I like dinos - I should sculpt some"! I have never done one, I started a dragon once but froze at the end when I was facing the thought of doing all the scales. Now I've learned the dark secret I needed to know to do scales/reptile textures without loosing my mind (the same guy also taught me how to do sculpt lifelike chainmail recently) so now It's dino time! I've kinda burned out on superheroes, warriors and the other typical subjects for me at the moment so I think it will be invigorating to change subjects for a while.
Now I have to decide on a scale before I start cutting armature wire, if I end up doing more than one species I'll want them to fit together in a series. I suppose the idea is just pick the largest size of the largest species I might possibly do and scale down from there.