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Melanorosaurus

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Melanorosaurus is a very early sauropod.

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Pronounced
me-lan-or-oh-sore-us
Meaning of name
Black [Mountain] lizard
Length
  12m
Diet
omnivorous
When it lived
Late Triassic
(227 - 221 million years ago)
Found in
South Africa

Taxonomic details

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