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Fabrosaurus was a small, early, plant-eating dinosaur that lived in Africa during the late Triassic period and early Jurassic period, roughly 208 to 196 million years ago. Very little is known about Fabrosaurus since only a portion of a jaw has been found. Fabrosaurus is a dubious genus; it may be the same dinosaur as Lesothosaurus.

Anatomy: This ornithischian (bird-hipped) dinosaur had small teeth in its jaws. It may have had a horn-covered beak. Fabrosaurus probably walked on two long legs and had two short arms. It was roughly 3 feet (1 m) long.

Diet: Fabrosaurus was an herbivore, a plant-eater.

Fossils: Fabrosaurus was named in 1964 by paleontologist Leonard Ginsburg to honor the French scientist Jean Henri Fabre (a colleague of Ginsburg's who was on the dig that discovered Fabrosaurus). The type species is F. australis. Fossils of this primitive dinosaur have been found in Lesotho, South Africa.



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