Silvisaurus

Silvisaurus

Pronunciation:
sil-vi-sore-us
Name meaning:
'forest lizard'
Silvisaurus
armoured dinosaur silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
armoured dinosaur
Length:
4.0m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Early Cretaceous, 121-112 million years ago
Found in:
USA

Silvisaurus is known from a skull and fragmentary postcrania, so reconstructions are mostly guesswork based on similar dinosaurs.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Ankylosauromorpha, Ankylosauria, Nodosauridae
Named by:
Eaton (1960)
Type species:
condrayi

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