Dravidosaurus

Dravidosaurus blandfordi

  • Pronounced:  dray - Vid - o - Saw - rus

  • Diet:  Herbivore (Plant-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Dravidanadu Lizard"

  • Length:  Unknown

  • Height:  Unknown

  • Weight:  Unknown

  • Time:  Early Cretaceous - 140 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Asia

Until the discovery of Dravidosaurus, it was thought that all members of the stegosaur family died out before the end of the Jurassic. The discovery of this small plant-eater in India shows that stegosaur family members survived longer than scientists had thought, well into the Cretaceous. Not very much of this dinosaur has been found. However, from what was found, it seems to be much smaller than its more famous relative, Stegosaurus.

Recently, it has been suggested that the fossil remains of Dravidosaurus are not really dinosaurian, but rather that of a plesiosaur. As of this writing, however, the genus is still considered valid.



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