Muttaburrasaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived in
during the Cretaceous period,
about 100 to 98 million years.
It is currently the best known Australian dinosaur from
Muttaburrasaurus is believed to be related to
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.
"Muttaburrasaurus"Muttaburra lizard" - it is named after an area in Queensland, Australia.
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.
Muttaburrasaurus lived between about 100 million years ago and 98 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period.
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