Lystrosaurus

About Lystrosaurus

Lystrosaurus was part of a reptile and mammal-like group of animals known as the Synapsidas. These animals were neither a reptile nor a mammal, but were probably an intermediate group, as reptiles evolved into modern day mammals. Lystrosaurus, a pig-sized animal, used its beak-like mouth to eat plants. Because Lystrosaurus did not have any teeth, it is believed that it probably mashed up the plants it ate in its guts. Lystrosaurus was a very successful animal, spreading throughout the world.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Lystrosaurus
How do I pronounce Lystrosaurus?
List-row-sore-uss
What does the name Lystrosaurus mean?
Shovel Reptile
How long was Lystrosaurus?
3.00 feet 1.00 meters
How heavy was Lystrosaurus?
0.00 pounds 0.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Lystrosaurus assigned to?
Synapsida (Dicynodontia)
What did Lystrosaurus eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Lystrosaurus live?
240,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Lystrosaurus live?
Early Triassic
Where did Lystrosaurus live?
Africa, Antarctica, Asia
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Lystrosaurus's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

Lystrosaurus Map

Lystrosaurus's size

0 kg
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