Massospondylus was a herbivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited Africa. Its fossils have been found in places such as Free State (RSA), Central District (Botswana) and Mohale's Hoek (Lesotho).

Quick facts about Massospondylus:

  • Existed from Norian Age to Lower Jurassic Epoch
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Had a body mass of approximately 136.7 kg
  • 43 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Massospondylus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. W. Kitching. 1979. Preliminary report on a clutch of six dinosaurian eggs from the Upper Triassic Elliot Formation, Northern Orange Free State. Palaeontologia Africana 22:41-45
  • M. A. Raath and C. C. Smith. 1970. A new Upper Karroo dinosaur fossil locality on the Lower Angwa River, Sipolilo District, Rhodesia. Arnoldia 4(35):1-10
  • H. B. Maufe. 1916. (Discovery of dinosaurian remains in the Forest Sandstones of Southern Rhodesia). Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa 17(Proceeding):xxxiii-xxxiv