Melanorosaurus

Melanorosaurus

Pronunciation:
me-lan-or-oh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Black [Mountain] lizard'
Melanorosaurus
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Type of dinosaur:
sauropod
Length:
12.0m
Diet:
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When it lived:
Late Triassic, 227-221 million years ago
Found in:
South Africa

Melanorosaurus is a very early sauropod.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda, Anchisauria, Melanorosauridae
Named by:
Haughton (1924)
Type species:
readi
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