Lirainosaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as Catalonia (Spain), Spain and Rioja (Spain).

Quick facts about Lirainosaurus:

  • Existed from 83.5 million years ago to Maastrichtian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 9 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Lirainosaurus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Lirainosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. L. Sanz. 1986. Nouveaux gisements de dinosaures dans le Crétacé espagnol [New dinosaur localities in the Spanish Cretaceous]. Les Dinosaures de La Chine à La France, Colloque International de Paléontologie, Toulouse, France, 2-6 Septembre 1985; Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Toulouse, Toulouse
  • H. Astibia and E. Buffetaut. 1990. The fossil vertebrates from the Lano (Basque Country, Spain); new evidence on the composition and affinities of the Late Cretaceous continental faunas of Europe. Terra Nova 2:460-466
  • X. Pereda-Suberbiola and J. Sanz. 1999. The ornithopod dinosaur Rhabdodon from the Upper Cretaceous of Lano (Iberian Peninsula). Estudios del Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Alava 14(1):257-272