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Hesperisaurus Fact Sheet
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|NAME:||Meaning - Hesperosaurus (originally called Hesperisaurus) means "western lizard"
Pronounced - hes-PARE-uh-SAWR-us
Named By - K. Carpenter et al.
When Named - 2001
|DIET:||Herbivore (plant-eater) - Hesperosaurus probably ate ferns, smaller club mosses, cycads, horsetails, and bushy conifers.|
|SIZE:||Length - ?
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|WHEN IT LIVED:||Late Jurassic period, about 150 million years ago|
|WHERE IT LIVED:||Fossils have been found in the Morrison Formation, Jackson County, Wyoming, USA, North America.|
|FOSSILS:||Hesperosaurus was found in Wyoming in 1985.|
|Hesperosaurus was a primitive stegosaurid dinosaur that had a single row of rounded plates running down its back; it also had four bony spikes (thagomizers) at the end of the tail.|
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