|Named By:||Jerzy Dzik in 2003|
|Time Period:||Late Triassic, 230 Ma|
|Size:||About 2.3 meters long|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauromorpha | Dinosauriformes | Silesauridae ||
Silesaurus is a genus of silesaurid dinosauriform from the Late Triassic, approximately 230 million years ago in the Carnian faunal stage of what is now Poland.
Fossilized remains of Silesaurus have been found in the Keuper Claystone in Krasiejow near Opole, Silesia, Poland, which is also the origin of its name. The type species, Silesaurus opolensis, was described by Jerzy Dzik in 2003. It is known from some 20 skeletons, making it one of the best-represented of the early dinosauriformes.