Lesothosaurus

Lesothosaurus

Pronunciation:
Le-SO-toe-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Lesotho lizard'
Lesothosaurus
Length:
1.0m
Weight:
10kg
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
Teeth:
small grinding teeth
Food:
plant material
How it moved:
on 2 legs
When it lived:
Early Jurassic, 213-200 million years ago
Found in:
Lesotho

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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