Plateosaurus

About Plateosaurus


Plateosaurus is one of the earliest discovered dinosaurs. Discovered in France in 1837, this animal was actually named before dinosaurs were recognized as a group.

Plateosaurus’ massive hind legs supported its body, while its shorter front legs were used to aid in walking and eating.

Plateosaurus probably spent much of its time standing like a modern day kangaroo.

What is this dinosaur’s name?
Plateosaurus
How do I pronounce Plateosaurus?
Plat-ee-owe-sore-uss
What does the name Plateosaurus mean?
Flat Reptile
How long was Plateosaurus?
25.00 feet 8.00 meters
How heavy was Plateosaurus?
2000.00 pounds 1000.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Plateosaurus assigned to?
Prosauropoda
What did Plateosaurus eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Plateosaurus live?
220,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Plateosaurus live?
Late Triassic
Where did Plateosaurus live?
Europe