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Lesothosaurus

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

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Pronounced
Le-SO-toe-sore-us
Meaning of name
Lesotho lizard
Length
  1m
Height
  0.5m
Weight
10kg
Teeth
small grinding teeth
Diet
herbivorous
Food
plant material
How it moved
on 2 legs
When it lived
Early Jurassic
(213 - 200 million years ago)
Found in
Lesotho

Taxonomic details

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