Melanorosaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Triassic period and inhabited Africa. Its fossils have been found in places such as Free State (RSA), Free State (RSA) and Eastern Cape (RSA).

Quick facts about Melanorosaurus:

  • Existed from Norian Age to 190.8 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • 10 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Melanorosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. v. Heerden. 1979. The morphology and taxonomy of <i>Euskelosaurus</i> (Reptilia: Saurischia; Late Triassic) from South Africa. Navorsinge van die Nasionale Museum 4(2):23-84
  • S. H. Haughton. 1924. The fauna and stratigraphy of the Stormberg Series. Annals of the South African Museum 12:323-497
  • J. W. Kitching and M. A. Raath. 1984. Fossils from the Elliot and Clarens Formations (Karoo Sequence) of the northeastern Cape, Orange Free State and Lesotho, and a suggested biozonation based on tetrapods. Palaeontologia Africana 25:111-125