Euskelosaurus ‭(‬good leg lizard‭)

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Euskelosaurus ‭(‬good leg lizard‭)

Phonetic : Yew-skel-o-sore-us.

Named By : Thomas Henry Huxley‭ ‬-‭ ‬1866

Diet : Herbivore

Size : Estimated 10 meters long

Type of Dinosaur : Sauropod

Type Species : E.‭ ‬browni‭ (‬type‭)

Found in : Lesotho‭ ‬-‭ ‬Lower Elliot Formation.‭ ‬South Africa‭ ‬-‭ ‬Lower Elliot Formation.‭ ‬Zimbabwe‭ ‬-‭ ‬Mpandi Formation.

When it Lived : Late Triassic, 210–201.3 million years ago

Euskelosaurus, also known as “good leg lizard”, is a sauropodomorph dinosaur that was a plateosaurid and a sauropodomorph from the Late Triassic in South Africa and Lesotho. Fossils were only found in the lower Elliot Formation of South Africa and Lesotho and one location in Zimbabwe.

Alfred Brown, a geologist from the southeastern Free State, found fossil material that consisted of limb bones, and vertebrae in the Elliot Formation. Thomas Henry Huxley, who first described Euskelosaurus using Brown’s fossil material in 1866, named the holotype Euskelosaurus brownii, after Brown. Harry Seeley later described Euskelosaurus in 1894, as did Friedrich von Huene in 1902. Robert Broom and Harry Seeley also described Euskelosaurus in 1894.

Source: Wikipedia