Wednesday, November 10, 2010


MuttaburrasaurusThis was a large Ornithopod dinosaur related to Camptosaurus and Iguanodon. It is Australia's known dinosaur from skeletal leftovers. It lived for the duration of some middle Cretaceous period, about 113-97.5 million years ago


  • It was an herbivore, with a big beak and razor sharp teeth for shearing tough vegetation.

  • Muttaburrasaurus had a huge swelling on its lengthy nose between its eyes and its mouth, a beak, a flattened thumb spike, hoof-like claws, and teeth that worked like shears

  • The skinny bash on its nose may have been connected with its sense of smell or its ability to make sounds

  • It walked about on all four feet, although it is believed it could run or rear back to eat on its hind legs

  • Length - 24 feet (7 m) long
  • Weight - 1-4 tons

  • Muttaburrasaurus was an herbivore, but may have also eatern some meat. It had crushing teeth. It may have eaten cycads, ferns, and conifers.

  • This dinosaur is known from fossil remains from Muttaburra, in central Queensland, from the opal fields of Lightning Ridge in western New South Wales, and possibly from Coober Pedy in South Australia
  • Muttaburrasaurus

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