Elaphrosaurus was a carnivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited Africa. Its fossils have been found in places such as Tataouine (Tunisia), Illizi (Algeria) and Tahoua (Niger).

Quick facts about Elaphrosaurus:

  • Existed from 157.3 million years ago to 93.5 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 17 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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Elaphrosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • A. F. d. Lapparent. 1960. Les Dinosauriens du "Continental intercalaire" du Saharal central [The dinosaurs of the "Continental Intercalaire" of the central Sahara]. Mémoires de la Société géologique de France, nouvelle série 39(88A):1-57
  • A. F. d. Lapparent. 1951. Découverte de Dinosauriens, associés à une faune de Reptiles et de Poissons, dans le Crétacé inférieur de l'Extrême Sud tunisien [Discovery of dinosaurs associated with a reptile and fish fauna in the Lower Cretaceous of extreme southern Tunisia]. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences à Paris 232:1430-1432
  • A. F. d. Lapparent. 1958. Sur les Dinosauriens du "Continental intercalaire" du Sahara central [On the dinosaurs of the "Continental Intercalaire" of the central Sahara]. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences à Paris 246:1237-1240