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meaning: "Socket toothed lizard"
Named By: Henry Riley & Samuel Stutchbury in 1836
Time Period: Late Triassic-Early Jurassic,[1] 203.6-199.6 Ma
Location: United Kingdom, Southern England. France
Size: Average of 1.2 meteres long, but some individuals estimated up to 2.5 meters long
Diet: unavailable
Fossil(s): Multiple post cranial remains and some skull material
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Sauropodomorpha |
Also known as: | Agrosaurus macgillivrayi |

Thecodontosaurus ("socket-tooth lizard") is a genus of herbivorous basal sauropodomorph dinosaur that lived during the late Triassic period (Rhaetian age).

Its remains are known mostly from Triassic "fissure fillings" in South England. Thecodontosaurus was a small bipedal animal, about 2 m (6.5 ft) long. It is one of the first dinosaurs that were discovered and one of the oldest that existed. Many species have been named in the genus, but only the type species Thecodontosaurus antiquus is seen as valid today.

Read more about Thecodontosaurus at Wikipedia
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