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Interesting Facts About Pulanesaura That Would Amaze You

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Pulanesaura is a group of basal sauropod dinosaurs that roamed on this planet during the early Jurassic period. Its fossil remains were uncovered in South Africa in the year 2004. Unlike most other basal sauropods that used their hindlimbs for food gathering, no such trait was observed in this new species. Their long and flexible necks suggest that they were completely dependent on their necks for food gathering. They were medium to small in size and made use of all their four limbs for movement. The scientific name of the type species is Pulanesaura eocollum.

Pulanesaura Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Pulanesaura'?

The easiest way to pronounce Pulanesaura is by breaking the word into 'Paa-lane-sau-ra'.

What type of dinosaur was a Pulanesaura?

Pulanesaura (Pulanesaura eocollum) is a group of basal sauropod dinosaurs.

In which geological period did the Pulanesaura roam the Earth?

According to various historical evidence, this new species of dinosaurs belonged to the New Jurassic period.

When did the Pulanesaura become extinct?

The exact period when this particular species of dinosaurs from the early Jurassic period became extinct is not yet known. In general, all species of dinosaurs became extinct almost 65 million years ago.

Where did Pulanesaura live?

The fossil remains of this particular dinosaur were discovered from the Upper Elliot Formation in South Africa. Therefore, it can be safely assumed that this was the place where they lived during the early Jurassic period.

What was the Pulanesaura's habitat?

Like most other species of dinosaurs, Pulanesaura inhabited terrestrial habitats as well. Around the river channels in these regions grew a huge abundance of vegetation that was required for their survival.

Who did the Pulanesaura live with?

According to various archaeological evidence, Pulanesaura (Pulanesaura eocollum) might have shared its habitat with other sauropodomorphs like Aardonyx and Aarcusaurus in the Upper Elliot Formation of South Africa.

How long did a Pulanesaura live?

Not much is known about the exact lifespan of this species that walked the Earth millions of years ago. This species is among the earliest known sauropods.

How did they reproduce?

Like all other species of dinosaurs, reproduction was carried out largely by laying eggs.

Pulanesaura Fun Facts

What did the Pulanesaura look like?

From the fossils remains that have been uncovered, Pulanesaura (Pulanesaura eocollum) were smaller in size than most other sauropods. The length of this species is estimated to be around 314.9 in (799.8 cm). They had a rather long neck, which they used for feeding on low vegetation. Studies of the axial skeleton of this species indicate that their necks were more flexible since, unlike other sauropods, they did not make use of their forelimb.

Pulanesaura was a basal sauropod dinosaur.
*We've been unable to source an image of Pulanesaura and have used an image of Lesothosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Pulanesaura, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected]

How many bones did a Pulanesaura have?

The whole skeleton of this particular dinosaur is yet to be discovered. Therefore, it is not yet known how many bones this particular species possessed.

How did they communicate?

The exact communication process used by this species is not yet known. However, in general, dinosaurs largely communicated with each other through body language as well as sounds like hoots and hollers.

How big was the Pulanesaura?

According to the fossil record that was uncovered, Pulanesaura was medium in size. The length of this species is estimated to be around 314.9 in (799.8 cm). They were still quite small in comparison to the Gobititan.

How fast could a Pulanesaura move?

Unlike its bipedal ancestors, Pulanesaura completely relied on their long necks for food gathering, which meant that they made use of all their four limbs for movement. Therefore, it can be assumed safely that they were faster than other sauropods. They were also small or medium in size; therefore, the lightweight of their body aided their movement further.

How much did a Pulanesaura weigh?

The weight of this species is estimated to be around 11023.11 lb (5000 kg).

What were the male and female names of the species?

Like all other species of dinosaurs, there are no sex-specific names for this species either. The female Pulanesaura was simply referred to as a female dinosaur, and a male Pulanesaura is referred to as a male dinosaur.

What would you call a baby Pulanesaura?

A baby Pulanesaura is called a hatchling or a juvenile.

How aggressive were they?

Pulanesauras relied on low vegetation for their main source of food. Therefore, unlike other carnivore species, they were relatively less aggressive by nature.

Did You Know…

The scientific name of Pulanesaura that roamed this planet during the Early Jurassic period is Pulanesaura eocollum.

The fossil remains of this species were uncovered from the Farm Spion Kop 932 of South Africa in the year 2004. They included the front dorsal vertebrae, middle cervical vertebrae, anterior caudal vertebra, and anterior dorsal apex, among a few others.

The name Pulanesaura translates to the 'rain lizard'. The word 'Pulane' typically refers to rain. When their fossil remains were uncovered, there was a heavy downpour. Hence, they were known as Pulanesaura, or rain lizards.

*We've been unable to source an image of Pulanesaura and have used an image of Styracosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Pulanesaura, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected].

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