Thecodontosaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Triassic period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as Nizhny Novgorod Oblast (Russian Federation), Matabeleland North (Zimbabwe) and Free State (RSA).

Quick facts about Thecodontosaurus:

  • Existed from Norian Age to 208.5 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • 5 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Thecodontosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • H. B. Maufe. 1916. (Discovery of dinosaurian remains in the Forest Sandstones of Southern Rhodesia). Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa 17(Proceeding):xxxiii-xxxiv
  • P. L. Robinson. 1957. The Mesozoic fissures of the Bristol Channel area and their vertebrate faunas. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 43:260-228
  • D. I. Whiteside. 1986. The head skeleton of the Rhaetian sphenodontid Diphydontosaurus avonis gen. et sp. nov. and the modernizing of a living fossil. Philisophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B 312:379-430