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Plateosaurus means “flat lizard”.


Plateosaurus is one of the earliest known dinosaurs. It was almost certainly one of the very largest of its period. Not only could it move around on all fours, but it could also stand up and walk on its hind legs alone. More than 100 skeletons have been found, so it is likely that this dinosaur was very common. Because multiple skeletons are often found in the same site, it is assumed that this dinosaur lived in herds.


Length: 6-9 m
Weight: 2-4 t

Age: Triassic (220-210 mio år siden)



Did you know about Plateosaurus

that Plateosaurus had partially opposable thumbs? This meant that it could hold onto tree trunks and branches while eating leaves.

See the Plateosaurus and many other dinosaurs at GIVSKUD ZOO.
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