Dicraeosaurus 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 Dicraeosaurus:

  • Existed from Upper Jurassic Epoch to 145 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Had a body mass of approximately 4421.5 kg
  • 19 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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Dicraeosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • E. Hennig. 1925. Kentrurosaurus aethiopicus. Die Stegosaurier-Funde vom Tendaguru, Deutsch-Ostafrika [Kentrurosaurus aethiopicus. The stegosaur discovery from Tendaguru, German East Africa]. Palaeontographica, Supplement VII (1) 1(2):101-254
  • W. Janensch. 1929. Die Wirbelsäule der Gattung Dicraeosaurus [The vertebral column of the type of Dicraeosaurus]. Palaeontographica, Supplement VII (1) 2(1):37-133
  • H. Reck. 1911. Bericht über die Ausgrabungen und Ergebnisse der Tendaguru-Expedition [Report on the excavations and results of the Tendaguru Expedition]. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 1911(8):385-397