Fabrosaurs australis

  • Pronounced:  fab - roe - Sore - us

  • Diet:  Herbivore (Plant-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Fabre Lizard"

  • Length:  3 feet (1 m)

  • Height:  1 foot (.3 m)

  • Weight:  15 pounds (38 kilos)

  • Time:  Early Jurassic - 198 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in South Africa

Fabrosaurus was a small plant-eater that lived in the early part of the Jurassic Period in South Africa. This little dinosaur probably lived in groups to help protect it from predators. Only a part of a jaw with three teeth has been found, so scientists are still not sure how to classify it.

There is a good deal of discussion about Fabrosaurus's familial relationship. It was suggested recently that this dinosaur was actually a Lesothosaurus, and that this specimen may represent a different gender. It has also been suggested that it belongs to the Hypsilophodon  idae.

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