Lurdusaurus arenatus

  • Pronounced:  Lur - doo - Sore - us

  • Diet:  Herbivore (Plant-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Heavy Lizard"

  • Length:  30 feet (9 m)

  • Height:  12 feet (4 m)

  • Weight:  2 tons (1,800 kilos)

  • Time:  Middle Cretaceous - 110 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Africa

Lurdusaurus was a member of the same dinosaur family as Iguanodon. It was a large plant-eating dinosaur that lived in herds. Like Iguanodon, it had a spike for a thumb, which could have been used as a defensive weapon. Its large size might have also been a good defense against all but the largest predators.

Lurdusaurus is considered to be a fairly evolved species of Iguanodon  ia, although it appears that it was more compact and squat than other members of this family were.

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