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Thecodontosaurus

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The original material used to describe Thecodontosaurus has been lost, but several other specimens are known.

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Pronounced
theek-o-don-toh-sore-us
Meaning of name
socket-toothed lizard
Length
up to  2.5m
Diet
omnivorous
When it lived
Late Triassic
(227 - 205 million years ago)
Found in
England, United Kingdom

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda, Thecodontosaurus
Named by
Morris (1843)
Type species
antiquus