Mussaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Triassic period and inhabited South America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Argentina.

Quick facts about Mussaurus:

  • Existed from 228 million years ago to 208.5 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Mussaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. F. Bonaparte and M. Vince. 1979. El hallazgo del primer nido de dinosaurios triasicos, (Saurischia, Prosauropoda), Triasico Superior de Patagonia, Argentina [The discovery of the first nest of Triassic dinosaurs (Saurischia, Prosauropoda,) from the Upper Triassic of Patagonia, Argentina]. Ameghiniana 16(1-2):173-182
  • D. Pol and J. E. Powell. 2007. Skull anatomy of Mussaurus patagonicus (Dinosauria: Sauropodomorpha) from the Late Triassic of Patagonia. Historical Biology 19(1):125-144