Lapparentosaurus

Lapparento-saurus

Pronunciation:
la-pah-rent-oh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Lapparent's lizard'
Lapparentosaurus
Type of dinosaur:
sauropod
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Mid Jurassic, 169-164 million years ago
Found in:
Madagascar

Lapparentosaurus is known from partial skeletons lacking skulls, so reconstructions involve guesswork based on similar dinosaurs.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Titanosauriformes
Named by:
Bonaparte (1986)
Type species:
madagascariensis

Step back in time

Find out more about dinosaurs' lives and the world they lived in.

Dippy Returns

The nation's favourite dinosaur is back for a short visit and sharing memories of nature from across the UK.

Free installation. Now open.

Dinosaurs gallery

Roarrr. Come face-to-face with some of the Museum's most famous dinosaurs.