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079--DYSALOTOSAURUS LETTOWVORBECKI

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DYSALOTOSAURUS LETTOWVORBECKI
"Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck's Uncatchable Lizard "
Virchow, 1919
Length: 4m (13.1ft)
Weight: 91kg (200 lbs.)
Location: Tendaguru Formation, Tanzania
Era: Tithonian age, upper Jurassic (151 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Ornithischia
Cerapoda
Ornithopoda
Iguanodontia
Dryomorpha
Dryosauridae

Notes:
Some Dysalotosaurus fossils display what may be signs of Paget's disease of bone, which would make it the oldest known evidence of a viral infection.
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