Diet: Carnivore (Meat-Eater)
Name Means: "Light Weight Lizard"
Length: 20 Feet (6m)
Height: 7 Feet (2.2 m)
Weight: 450 pounds (200 kilos)
Time: Late Jurassic - 145 MYA
Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Europe,
This very lightly built meat-eater is an ongoing puzzle for scientists.
Elaphrosaurus was very thin and lightweight for a dinosaur of its size - 20
feet long and almost 1,000 pounds lighter than similar meat-eaters - making
it a very fast hunter.
It is reminiscent in looks of Coelophysis
and indeed has been linked to this family by some researchers. Since its
discovery in Africa in 1920, placing it among the proper family has been
difficult. In addition to Coelophysis it
has been linked to the abelisaurids and even allosaurids.