Ouranosaurus

About Ouranosaurus

In 1966, a strange set of fossils was noticed laying in the sands of the Sahara Desert. Close examination revealed a dinosaur that was very similar to Iguanodon. However, there was one very important difference. This dinosaur had a sail-shaped flap of skin running along its back. Ten years after its discovery, the dinosaur was named Ouranosaurus by paleontologist Philippe Taquet. Scientists theorize that the sail-like structures found on many dinosaurs may have been used to regulate body temperature. Many of the dinosaurs are believed to have been cold-blooded. This means that they were not capable of regulating their own body temperature. A sail would have been useful to the animals in order to give them some control over their temperature. Heat from the sun would have collected in the sail and then carried by circulating blood to the rest of the body.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Ouranosaurus
How do I pronounce Ouranosaurus?
Oo-ran-owe-sore-uss
What does the name Ouranosaurus mean?
Brave Lizard
How long was Ouranosaurus?
21.00 feet 7.00 meters
How heavy was Ouranosaurus?
8000.00 pounds 4000.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Ouranosaurus assigned to?
Ornithopoda
What did Ouranosaurus eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Ouranosaurus live?
140,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Ouranosaurus live?
Early To Mid-Cretaceous
Where did Ouranosaurus live?
Asia, China, Mongolia
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Ouranosaurus's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

Ouranosaurus Map

Ouranosaurus's size

0 kg
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