Dacentrurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as Valencian Community (Spain), Metropolitan France (France) and Alentejo (Portugal).

Quick facts about Dacentrurus:

  • Existed from Upper Jurassic Epoch to 125.45 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 20 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Dacentrurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • G. Zbyszewski. 1946. Les ossements d'Omosaurus découverts près de Baleal (Peniche) [THe bones of Omosaurus found near Baleal (Peniche)]. Comunicações dos Serviços Geológicos de Portugal 27:135-144
  • R. Royo-Torres and A. Cobos. 2006. A giant European dinosaur and a new sauropod clade. Science 314:1925-1927
  • M. L. Casanovas-Cladellas and J. V. Santafé-Llopis. 1995. Dacentrurus armatus (Stegosauria, Dinosauria) del Cretácico Inferior de Los Serranos (Valencia, España) [Dacentrurus armatus (Stegosauria, Dinosauria) from the Lower Cretaceous of Los Serranos (Valencia, Spain)]. Revista Española de Paleontología 10(2):273-283