Hesperosaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Wyoming.

Quick facts about Hesperosaurus:

  • Existed from 161.2 million years ago to Tithonian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 4 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Hesperosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. Ayer. 1999. The Howe Ranch Dinosaurs: 10 Years of Dinosaur Digging in Wyoming. Sauriermuseum, Aathal, Switzerland
  • H. Galiano and R. Albersdörfer. 2010. A New Basal Diplodocoid Species, Amphicoelias brontodiplodocus from the Morrison Formation, Big Horn Basin, Wyoming, with Taxonomic Reevaluation of Diplodocus, Apatosaurus, Barosaurus and Other Genera. Dinosauria International (Ten Sleep, WY) Report for September 2010
  • E. Tschopp and O. Mateus. 2017. Osteology of Galeamopus pabsti sp. nov. (Sauropoda: Diplodocidae), with implications for neurocentral closure timing, and the cervico-dorsal transition in diplodocids. PeerJ 5:e3179:1-126