Triassic Period

Triassic Dinosaurs

Which Triassic period dinosaurs were herbivores?

There were numerous herbivore dinosaurs that evolved at the end of the Triassic period. Fossils of the Thecodontosaurus (“socket-tooth lizard”), a small herbivore, was one of the first Triassic dinosaurs ever found; it was reported in England in 1836. The Plateosaurus (“flat lizard”) was also a plant-eating dinosaur that lived during the Triassic period; the first fossils were found in Germany in 1834, but it took three more years before they were described. The creatures were considered one of the largest known dinosaurs of their time, and had peg-like teeth and huge thumb claws that were perhaps used to gather plants from taller trees.


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