Megapnosaurus was a carnivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited Africa and North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Yunnan (China) and Utah.

Quick facts about Megapnosaurus:

  • Existed from 237 million years ago to 182.7 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 38 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Megapnosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • B. Patterson and E. C. Olson. 1961. A triconodont mammal from the Triassic of Yunnan. In G. Vandebroek (ed.), International Colloquium on the Evolution of Lower and Non Specialized Mammals. Koninklijke Vlaamse Academir voor Wetenschappen, Letteren en Schone Kunsten can Belgie
  • A. R. C. Milner and M. G. Lockley. 2006. History, geology and paleontology: St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm, Utah. In R. E. Reynolds (ed.), Making Tracks Across the Southwest: The 2006 Desert Symposium