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meaning: "Black mountain lizard"
Named By: Sidney H. Haughton in 1924
Time Period: Late Triassic, 216.5-201 Ma
Location: South Africa - Elliot Formation
Size: Up to 8 meters long. Skull 25 centimetres long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Complete skull and partial post cranial remains
Classification: | Chrodata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Sauropodomorpha |
Also known as: | Roccosaurus tetrascralis |

Melanorosaurus (meaning "Black Mountain Lizard", from the Greek melas/melas, "black", oros/oros, "mountain" + sauros/sauros, "lizard") is a genus of basal sauropodomorph dinosaur that lived during the Late Triassic period. A herbivore from South Africa, it had a large body and sturdy limbs, suggesting it moved about on all fours. Its limb bones were massive and weighty, like sauropod limb bones.

Read more about Melanorosaurus at Wikipedia
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