Valdosaurus canaliculatus

  • Pronounced:  Val - doe - Saw - rus

  • Diet:  Herbivore (plant-eater)

  • Name Means:  "Wealden Lizard"

  • Length:  10 ft.(3 meters)

  • Height:  3 ft.(1 meters)

  • Weight:  unknown

  • Time:  Early Cretaceous - 140 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Europe, Africa

Valdosaurus was a small plant-eater related to Iguanodon. It is an interesting dinosaur because it has been found both in England and in the middle of Africa. This tells scientists that dinosaurs probably migrated between these two countries over great distances, most likely in large herds. Additionally, this discovery supports the theory that a land bridge connected Africa to Europe during part of the Cretaceous.

Identified incorrectly for several years, Valdosaurus was originally thought to be a Hypsilophodon and then a Dryosaurus.

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