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

Quick facts about Riojasaurus:

  • 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

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Riojasaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. F. Bonaparte and J. A. Pumares. 1995. Notas sobre el primer craneo de Riojasaurus incertus (Dinosauria, Prosauropoda, Melanorosauridae) del Triasico Superior de La Rioja, Argentina [Notes on the first skull and jaws of Riojasaurus incertus (Dinosauria, Prosauropoda, Melanorosauridae), Late Triassic of La Rioja, Argentina]. Ameghiniana 32(4):341-349
  • J. F. Bonaparte. 1969. Dos nuevas "faunas" de reptiles triasicos de Argentina [Two new reptilian "faunas" of the Argentine Triassic]. Gondwana Stratigraphy (IUGS Symposium, Buenos Aires) 2:283-306