Nyasasaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Triassic period and inhabited Africa. Its fossils have been found in places such as Njombe (Tanzania) and Malawi.

Quick facts about Nyasasaurus:

  • Existed from 247.2 million years ago to 242 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Nyasasaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • A. J. Charig. 1956. New Triassic archosaurs from Tanganyika including Mandasuchus and Teleocrater. PhD dissertation. Cambridge, University of Cambridge
  • S. H. Haughton. 1932. On a collection of Karroo vertebrates from Tanganyika Territory. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 88(4):634-671