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Characteristics of the Plateosaurs

scientific name plateosaurus engelhardti
translated name flat lizard
periode 220 million years ago (late Triassic period)
classification first prosauropod (progenitor of sauropods like Diplodocus, Brachiosaurus)
weight 1 ton
length up to 8 m
height up to 3 m
diet plants, roots, tubers
other places of discovery Trossingen (Germany), Halberstadt (Germany)
social interaction herd
characteristics first, big dinosaur that could also walk upright on its hind legs