Rapetosaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Madagascar. Its fossils have been found in places such as Province de Mahajanga (Madagascar).

Quick facts about Rapetosaurus:

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

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

Rapetosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • C. A. Forster and L. M. Chiappe. 1996. The first Cretaceous bird from Madagascar. Nature 382:532-535
  • R. R. Rogers and J. H. Hartman. 2000. Stratigraphic analysis of Upper Cretaceous rocks in the Mahajanga Basin, northwestern Madagascar: implications for ancient and modern faunas. Journal of Geology 108:275-301