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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Ornithischia
  Family Lesothosauridae
  Genus Lesothosaurus
Lesothosaurus was herbivore (plant-eater) that lived in southern Africa during the early Jurassic period, between about 199 and 189 million years ago.

Lesothosaurus was about 3½ feet (1 meter) long, and is believed to have been a fast runner. It is thought to have run bipedally on its hind legs. Its front limbs were short and ended with five-fingered hands. The creature's teeth were ideal for chewing tough plant matter.


   

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Lesothosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 199 to 189 million years ago

Lesothosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 199 to 189 million years ago

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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Lesothosaurus:
  1. Lesothosaurus was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Lesothosaurus" means "lizard from Lesotho" (named after the country of Lesotho in southern Africa).

  3. Lesothosaurus was a member of the Ornithischia ("bird-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Lesothosaurus was not closely related to birds, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Lesothosaurus lived between about 199 million years ago and 189 million years ago, during the late Jurassic period.

  5. Lesothosaurus lived in Lesotho and South Africa.

  6. Lesothosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater).

  7. Lesothosaurus was about 3½ feet (1 meter) long.

  8. Lesothosaurus weighed about 15 pounds (7 kilograms).


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