Lesothosaurus

Lesothosaurus

Pronunciation:
Le-SO-toe-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Lesotho lizard'
Lesothosaurus
Dinosaur description:
10kg, 1.0m-long
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
Country:
Lesotho
Period:
Early Jurassic, 213-200 million years ago
Teeth:
small grinding teeth
How it moved:
on 2 legs
Food:
plant material

This dinosaur was small and agile and had 5 fingers on each 'hand', although these were probably not well adapted for grasping.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia
Named by:
Galton (1978)
Type species:
diagnosticus
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