Or - an - o - Sore - us
23 feet (7 m)
10 feet (3 m)
3 tons (2,700 kilos)
Early Cretaceous - 110 mya
remains for this
been found in
Ouranosaurus was a cousin to the
Iguanodon There was one big
difference between the two, however, in
the way that these dinosaurs looked.
Ouranosaurus had long spines along its
back, some up to two feet long. These
probably supported a fin that ran all
the way down its tail, almost to the
A nearly complete skeleton of
Ouranosaurus was discovered in Niger
in 1976, providing an excellent look
at this unique African dinosaur.
Other than its long neural spines,
it had similar characteristics to
Iguanodon ids - thumb
spikes, beak, etc.