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Dinosaur Jungle   >   Dinosaur Names   >   Muttaburrasaurus
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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Ornithischia
  Suborder Cerapoda
  Infraorder Ornithopoda
  Family ?
  Genus Muttaburrasaurus
Muttaburrasaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived in Australia during the Cretaceous period, about 100 to 98 million years. It is currently the best known Australian dinosaur from fossil remains.

Muttaburrasaurus is believed to be related to Iguanodon and Camptosaurus. It could work on two legs (bipedally), or four legs (quadrupedally), and was equipped with powerful teeth that could have sheered through cycads and other tough vegetation. Like Iguanodon, it had a spike on its thumb, in the case of Muttaburrasaurus this spike was about 6 inches (15 centimeters) long. Muttaburrasaurus also had an enlarged upward pointing muzzle that seems to have been hollow and may have been used for making calls to other members of the species.

MUttaburrasaurus was about 23 to 30 feet (7 to 9 meters) long, and probably weighed between 1 and 4 tons.


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Muttaburrasaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 100 to 98 million years ago

Muttaburrasaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 100 to 98 million years ago

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

  2. "Muttaburrasaurus"Muttaburra lizard" - it is named after an area in Queensland, Australia.

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

  4. Muttaburrasaurus lived between about 100 million years ago and 98 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period.

  5. Muttaburrasaurus lived in Australia.

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

  7. Muttaburrasaurus was about 23 to 30 feet (7 to 9 meters) long.

  8. Muttaburrasaurus probably weighed somewhere between 1 and 4 tons.

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