Ouranosaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Africa. Its fossils have been found in places such as Tataouine (Tunisia), Niger and al-Khartum (Sudan).

Quick facts about Ouranosaurus:

  • Existed from Aptian Age to 66 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 4 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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Ouranosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • A. F. d. Lapparent. 1951. Découverte de Dinosauriens, associés à une faune de Reptiles et de Poissons, dans le Crétacé inférieur de l'Extrême Sud tunisien [Discovery of dinosaurs associated with a reptile and fish fauna in the Lower Cretaceous of extreme southern Tunisia]. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences à Paris 232:1430-1432
  • E. Buffetaut and R. Bussert. 1990. A new nonmarine vertebrate fauna in the Upper Cretaceous of northern Sudan. Berliner Geowissenschaftlische Abhandlungen A 120(1):183-202
  • L. J. Flynn and A. Brillanceau. 1987. Vertebrate fossils from Cameroon, West Africa. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 7(4):469-471