Tornieria was a herbivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited Africa. Its fossils have been found in places such as Lindi (Tanzania) and Mashonaland West (Zimbabwe).

Quick facts about Tornieria:

  • Existed from 125 million years ago to 113 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 8 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Tornieria was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • W. Janensch. 1935. Die Schädel der Sauropoden Brachiosaurus, Barosaurus und Dicraeosaurus aus den Tendaguru-schichten Deutsch-Ostafrikas [The skulls of the sauropods Brachiosaurus, Barosaurus and Dicraeosaurus from the Tendaguru Beds of German East Africa]. Palaeontographica, Supplement VII (1) 2(1):145-298
  • E. Hennig. 1915. Kentrosaurus aethiopicus der Stegosauride des Tendaguru [Kentrosaurus aethiopicus the stegosaurid from Tendaguru]. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 1915:219-247
  • W. Janensch. 1925. Die Coelurosaurier und Theropoden der Tendaguru-Schichten Deutsch-Ostafrikas [The coelurosaurs and theropods of the Tendaguru Formation of German East Africa]. Palaeontographica, Supplement VII (1) 1(1):1-100