Rhoetosaurus

Rhoetosaurus brownei

  • Pronounced:  Row - toe - Sore - us

  • Diet:  Herbivorous (Plant-Eaters)

  • Name Means:  "Trojan Lizard"

  • Length:  40 Feet (12 m)

  • Height:  15 Feet (5 m)

  • Weight:  12 tons (10,800 kilos)

  • Time:  Middle Jurassic - 170 mya

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Australia

Rhoetosaurus was the first large dinosaur discovered in Australia. At first, it was thought to be very similar to Camarasaurus  but further discoveries have shown that it had a number of differences from the North American dinosaur. Rhoetosaurus was a large, long-necked plant eater.

Known from mostly tail vertebrae and parts of the hip, this dinosaur has been studied a great deal as it represents a rare look at a large Australian dinosaur. Fairly bulky for its overall size, it has been suggested that it could have grown much larger than the current fossil material that has been uncovered indicates.



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