Melanorosaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Triassic period and inhabited Africa. Its fossils have been found in places such as Free State (South Africa), Free State (South Africa) and Eastern Cape (South Africa).

Quick facts about Melanorosaurus:

  • Existed from Norian Age to 190.8 million years ago
  • Lived in a mountain
  • 10 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Melanorosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. W. Kitching and M. A. Raath. 1984. Fossils from the Elliot and Clarens Formations (Karoo Sequence) of the northeastern Cape, Orange Free State and Lesotho, and a suggested biozonation based on tetrapods. Palaeontologia Africana 25:111-125
  • A. W. Crompton and F. Ellenberger. 1957. On a new cynodont from the Molteno Beds and the origin of the tritylodontids. Annals of the South African Museum 44:1-14
  • F. Knoll. 2004. Review of the tetrapod fauna of the "Lower Stormberg Group" of the main Karoo Basin (southern Africa): implication for the age of the Lower Elliot Formation. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 175(1):73-83