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025--MELANOROSAURUS READI

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project: DINOSAURIA
specimen 025

MELANOROSAURUS READI
"Black Mountain Lizard"
Haughton, 1924
Length: 8m (26ft)
Weight: 1.3 tonnes (1.3 tons)
Location: Cape Province, South Africa
Era: Norian age, upper Triassic (216 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Sauropodomorpha
Plateosauria
Massopoda
Anchisauria
Melanorosauridae

Notes:
Long known only from post-cranial skeletal material until a complete skull was discovered as recently as 2007.

(I could not find any description of what the specific name is referring to--if anyone knows I'd be really grateful if you told me)
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I love the patterns and the primitive look you gave it ^^