Mantellisaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as Lower Normandy (France), Romania and Valencian Community (Spain).

Quick facts about Mantellisaurus:

  • Existed from Berriasian Age to Aptian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 14 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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Mantellisaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • T. Jurcsak and E. Popa. 1978. Resturi de dinozaurieni in bauxitele de la Cornet (Bihor). Nota preliminara [Dinosaurian remains in bauxite from Cornet (Bihor). Preliminary note]. Nymphaea 6:61-64
  • P.-J. Van Beneden. 1878. Sur la découverte de reptiles fossiles gigantesques dans le charbonnage de Bernissart près de Péruwelz [On the discovery of gigantic fossil reptiles in the Bernissart coal mine near Péruwelz]. Bulletin de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, série 2 45:578-579
  • R. Huckriede. 1982. Die unterkretazische Karsthöhlen-Füllung von Nehden im Sauerland. 1. Geologische, paläozoologische und paläobotanische Befunde und Datierung [The Lower Cretaceous karst cave fill of Nehden in Sauerland. 1 Geological, paleozoological, and paleobotanical finds and dating]. Geologica et Palaeontologica 16:183-242