Emausaurus ‭(‬Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität lizard‭)

Emausaurus ‭(‬Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität lizard‭)


Named By

H.‭ ‬Haubold‭ ‬-‭ ‬1990




Estimated 2.5 meters long

Type of Dinosaur

Armoured Dinosaur

Type Species

E.‭ ‬ernsti‭ (‬type‭)

Found in


When it Lived

Late Triassic, 210 million years ago

Emausaurus Facts

Emausaurus, meaning “Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität lizard,” is a genus of small, herbivorous dinosaur that lived during the Late Triassic period, approximately 210 million years ago, in what is now Germany.

Emausaurus was a relatively small dinosaur, with a compact body, short legs, and a long tail. Its head was characterized by a beak-like snout, and its teeth were adapted for grinding plant material. Its overall body plan suggests that it was well-suited to living in dense forest environments, where it likely fed on low-growing plants.

The discovery of Emausaurus has provided important insights into the diversity and evolution of early ornithischian dinosaurs during the Late Triassic period, a time when many of the major groups of dinosaurs were first evolving and diversifying. Its physical characteristics suggest that it was a highly specialized and successful species, adapted to its environment and ecological niche.

Despite its importance, relatively few fossils of Emausaurus have been found, making it a relatively poorly known dinosaur. Nonetheless, it remains a fascinating and important species for scientists and dinosaur enthusiasts alike, offering important clues into the complex ecosystems and evolutionary processes of the Late Triassic period in Europe.

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