- 'flat lizard'
- 4000kg, 7.0m-long sauropod
Plateosaurus had 5-fingered hands and a large thumb claw, which may have been for defence or for collecting food. Finds in Germany suggest that this dinosaur may have lived in herds.
- Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda, Plateosauria, Plateosauridae
- Named by: Meyer (1837)
- Type species: engelhardti