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meaning: "Ostrich lizard"
Named By: Emanuel Bunzel in 1871
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 85 Ma
Location: Austria - Coal-Bearing Complex Formation, Grunbach Formation. France. Romania - Sanpetru Formation, Sard Formation, Sebes Formation. Spain - Sierra Perenchiza Formation, Vitoria Formation
Size: About 2.2 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Numerous individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Ornithischia | Nodosauridae | Struthiosaurinae |
Also known as: | Crataeomus | Danubiosaurus | Leipsanosaurus | Pleuropeltis | Rhodanosaurus | Hoplosaurus |

Struthiosaurus (Latin struthio = ostrich + Greek sauros = lizard) is one of the smallest known and most basal genera of nodosaurid dinosaurs, from the Late Cretaceous period (Campanian-Maastrichtian) of Austria, Romania and France in Europe. It was protected by body armour. Although estimates of its length vary, it may have been as small as 2.2 metres (7.2 ft) long.

Read more about Struthiosaurus at Wikipedia
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