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025--MELANOROSAURUS READI

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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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lollipop3455555555's avatar
I love the patterns and the primitive look you gave it ^^
malevouvenator's avatar
I really like the colour. It reminds me to collecta jobaria.
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WeavrrcatProfessional General Artist
I think the specific name is in honor of some one named Read? Not for the discoverer/namer who was Houghton at least. Hmm. I just don't know Green-Mamba. :/ BUT! I love the color and pattern on this Melanorosaurus! Great body and well done on those legs. ;)
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yeah, i'm figuring it refers to someone named read, but i can't figure out who that exactly is.
T-Reqs's avatar
Definitely one of your best color schemes yet! Looks absolutely amazing!