Nanosaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota.

Quick facts about Nanosaurus:

  • Existed from 157.3 million years ago to Tithonian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 6 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Nanosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • O. C. Marsh. 1881. Discovery of a fossil bird in the Jurassic of Wyoming. American Journal of Science 31:341-342
  • K. Carpenter. 1998. Vertebrate biostratigraphy of the Morrison Formation near Cañon City, Colorado. Modern Geology 23:407-426
  • J. R. Foster and J. E. Martin. 1995. Late Jurassic mammals from the Morrison Formation, Crook County, Wyoming. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 15(3, suppl.):29A