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NAME: Meaning - Pelorosaurus means "monstrous lizard"
Pronounced - pe-LOH-ro-SAWR-us
Named By - Gideon Mantell
When Named - 1850
DIET: Herbivore (plant-eater)
SIZE: Length - Roughly 80 ft (24 m) long
Height - ?
Weight - ?
WHEN IT LIVED: Early Cretaceous period, about 138-112 million years ago
WHERE IT LIVED: Fossils have been found in the Wealden Formation in England and perhaps in Ferveneca, Portugal, both in Europe.
FOSSILS: Only a few bones have been found, including neck and back vertebrae, an arm bone, some hip bones, and some partial hind leg bones. Skin impressions with hexagonal (six-sided) plates (9-26 mm across) have also been found.
CLASSIFICATION:
  • Kingdom Animalia (animals)
  • Phylum Chordata (having a hollow nerve chord ending in a brain)
  • Class Archosauria (diapsids with socket-set teeth, etc.)
  • Order Saurischia - lizard-hipped dinosaurs
  • Suborder Sauropoda - long-necked, long-tailed plant-eaters with a small head
  • Family Macronaria - sauropods with a nasal crest
  • Subfamily Brachiosauridae - arms longer than legs
  • Genus Pelorosaurus
  • Species P. conybearei (type species named by Mantell, 1850)
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Pelorosaurus was an armored, plant-eating dinosaur with a long neck, a long tail, a small head and a bulky body. So little is known about Pelorosaurus that it is a dubious genus (a nomen dubium).

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