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Riojasaurus

About Riojasaurus


The Dinosaur Riojasaurus lived around 220 million years ago. For its time, Riojasaurus was truly a massive beast.
Riojasaurus was probably not directly related to the later Sauropod giants which were even larger, and which lived during the Jurassic Period.

Riojasaurus used its flattened teeth to cut and grind plants, effectively turning its food into a wet pulp.

What is this dinosaur’s name?
Riojasaurus
How do I pronounce Riojasaurus?
Ree-oh-ha-sore-uss
What does the name Riojasaurus mean?
Reptile of Rioja (Location of discovery)
How long was Riojasaurus?
33.00 feet 11.00 meters
How heavy was Riojasaurus?
2000.00 pounds 1000.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Riojasaurus assigned to?
Prosauropoda
What did Riojasaurus eat?
Plants, especially high growing plants
How many years ago did Riojasaurus live?
220,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Riojasaurus live?
Permian
Where did Riojasaurus live?
South America