Liliensternus was a carnivore. It lived in the Triassic period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as Thuringia (Germany), Free State of Bavaria (Germany) and Luzern (Switzerland).

Quick facts about Liliensternus:

  • Existed from 228 million years ago to 201.3 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 5 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Liliensternus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • P. M. Galton. 1986. Prosauropod dinosaur Plateosaurus (= Gresslyosaurus) (Saurischia: Sauropodomorpha) from the Upper Triassic of Switzerland. Geologica et Palaeontologica 20:167-183
  • E. Fraas. 1913. Die neuesten Dinosaurierfunde in der schwäbischen Trias [The newest dinosaur finds in the Swabian Trias]. Naturwissenschaften 1(45):1097-1100
  • O. Jaekel. 1910. Die Fussstellung und Lebensweise der grossen Dinosaurier [The foot posture and way of life of the large dinosaurs]. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft 62:270-277