Massospondylus

About Massospondylus

Many fossils of Massospondylus have been found in Africa and Arizona, making Massospondylus one of the most well-known dinosaurs. This Prosauropod, which lived around 200 million years ago, was long the subject of debate among scientists. Massospondylus' small head and long sharp teeth suggested that this animal may have actually been a meat-eater. However, more recent evidence seems to support that Massospondylus was in fact a plant-eater, like other Prosauropods.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Massospondylus
How do I pronounce Massospondylus?
Mass-owe-spon-die-luss
What does the name Massospondylus mean?
Massive Backbone or Vertebrae
How long was Massospondylus?
16.50 feet 5.00 meters
How heavy was Massospondylus?
770.00 pounds 350.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Massospondylus assigned to?
Prosauropoda
What did Massospondylus eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Massospondylus live?
200,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Massospondylus live?
Early Jurassic
Where did Massospondylus live?
Africa, North America
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Massospondylus's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

Massospondylus Map

Massospondylus's size

0 kg
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