|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|
|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.