Elaphrosaurus was a carnivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited Africa. Its fossils have been found in places such as Illizi (Algeria), Tataouine (Tunisia) and Béchar (Algeria).

Quick facts about Elaphrosaurus:

  • Existed from Kimmeridgian Age to Turonian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 18 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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Elaphrosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • C. E. Turner and F. Peterson. 1999. Biostratigraphy of dinosaurs in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of the Western Interior, U.S.A. In D. D. Gillette (ed.), Vertebrate Paleontology in Utah, Utah Geological Survey Miscellaneous Publication 99-1:77-114
  • A. F. d. Lapparent. 1953. Gisements de Dinosauriens dans le "Continental intercalaire" d'In Abangarit (Sahara méridional) [Dinosaur localities in the "Continental Intercalaire" of In Abangarit (southern Sahara)]. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences à Paris 236:1905-1906
  • A. F. d. Lapparent. 1957. The Cretaceous dinosaurs of Africa and India. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India 2:109-112