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Pelorosaurus Fact Sheet
|NAME:||Meaning - Pelorosaurus means "monstrous lizard"
Pronounced - pe-LOH-ro-SAWR-us
Named By - Gideon Mantell
When Named - 1850
|SIZE:||Length - Roughly 80 ft (24 m) long
Height - ?
Weight - ?
|WHEN IT LIVED:||Early Cretaceous period, about 138-112 million years ago|
|WHERE IT LIVED:||Fossils have been found in the Wealden Formation in England and perhaps in Ferveneca, Portugal, both in Europe.|
|FOSSILS:||Only a few bones have been found, including neck and back vertebrae, an arm bone, some hip bones, and some partial hind leg bones. Skin impressions with hexagonal (six-sided) plates (9-26 mm across) have also been found.|
|Pelorosaurus was an armored, plant-eating dinosaur with a long neck, a long tail, a small head and a bulky body. So little is known about Pelorosaurus that it is a dubious genus (a nomen dubium).|
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