Pisanosaurus

About Pisanosaurus


Pisanosaurus is a small but very important dinosaur. Many paleontologists believe that Pisanosaurus was the first member of the group Ornithischia, or one of the two main groups of dinosaurs. This suggests that Pisanosaurus may have been the direct ancestor of many different dinosaurs spanning 150 million years.

Pisanosaurus was a small plant-eating dinosaur. Its agile body allowed it to run quickly from predators.

What is this dinosaur’s name?
Pisanosaurus
How do I pronounce Pisanosaurus?
Peez-ahn-owe-sore-uss
What does the name Pisanosaurus mean?
Pisano's Lizard
How long was Pisanosaurus?
3.00 feet 1.00 meters
How heavy was Pisanosaurus?
6.50 pounds 3.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Pisanosaurus assigned to?
Ornithischia
What did Pisanosaurus eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Pisanosaurus live?
220,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Pisanosaurus live?
Permian
Where did Pisanosaurus live?
Argentina, South America