Lexoviosaurus

Lexoviosaurus durobrivensis

  • Pronounced:  lex-Ovy-o-Saw-rus

  • Diet:  herbivore (plant-eater)

  • Name Means:  "Speech Lizard"

  • Length:  17 ft. (5 meters)

  • Height:  6 ft. (2 meters)

  • Weight:  1,000 pounds (450 kilos)

  • Time:  Middle Jurassic -160 mya

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Europe

Lexovisaurus is a rare discovery, a European stegosaur family member. It was pretty similar to some of the early members of this family, such as Kentrosaurus  and it is a good example of how representatives of most of the major dinosaur families were found all over the world. These animals would have played an important role in the Middle Jurassic European ecosystems, as they would have eaten vast amounts of low-growing plants.

The unusual thinness of the plates discovered with this dinosaur support the belief that they would have been used for regulating body temperature or for display, not for defense as was previously believed.



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