Euskelosaurus

Euskelosaurus browni

  • Pronounced:  U - skell - o - Sore - us

  • Diet:  Herbivore (plant-eater)

  • Name Means:  "Good Leg Lizard"

  • Length:  30 - 40 ft. (9 - 12 m)

  • Height:  10 - 14 ft. (3 - 4 m)

  • Weight:  1.8 tons (1,600 kilos

  • Time:  Late Triassic - 225 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Africa

Euskelosaurus was one of the largest of the early dinosaurs and lived during the Late Triassic. In fact, this dinosaur was one of the largest animals to ever walk the Earth up until that point in time.

Euskelosaurus was a plant-eater that lived in the southern part of what is now Africa. It was similar to some of the early dinosaurs that have been uncovered in Argentina. This is possible because Africa and South America were connected during the Late Triassic period.

Euskelosaurus provides insight into dinosaur evolution because of its large size and early appearance. This animal also represents an interesting link in the evolutionary path towards quadrapedalism.

Known from a great deal of fragmentary material, a number of dinosaurs have been reclassified as Euskelosaurus, making it a seemingly abundant and successful herbivore. It is possible that this animal was an ancestor to Plateosaurus, which appeared after Euskelosaurus.



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