Anchisaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as New York and Connecticut.

Quick facts about Anchisaurus:

  • Existed from 201.3 million years ago to 174.1 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Had a body mass of approximately 1193.3 kg
  • Fossil femurs are approximately 780 mm long and 115 mm wide
  • 31 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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Anchisaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • O. C. Marsh. 1889. Notice of new American Dinosauria. The American Journal of Science and Arts, series 3 38:331-336
  • E. Hitchcock. 1855. Shark remains from the Coal Formation of Illinois, and bones and tracks from the Connecticut River Sandstone. The American Journal of Science and Arts, series 2 20(60):416-417