U - skell - o - Sore - us
"Good Leg Lizard"
30 - 40 ft. (9 - 12 m)
10 - 14 ft. (3 - 4 m)
1.8 tons (1,600 kilos
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.