Fun Aepisaurus Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Jan 31, 2024 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Feb 28, 2022
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The Aepisaurus could not be placed under any group of European titanosaurids. According to the California Press, this new genus was a classification of the sauropod since their remains matched the information prevalent about the sauropods as available in the Queensland Museum or other notable bodies. So what are the characteristics of the Aepisaurus? Well, keep reading to know how they are different from others.

Aepisaurus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Aepisaurus'?

It is pronounced as 'ape-e-saw-rus'. Paul Gervais, who was a French paleontologist, described this animal for the first time in 1852. It meant lofty lizard.

What type of dinosaur was an Aepisaurus?

This animal is a herbivore. It is commonly classified as a sauropod.

In which geological period did the Aepisaurus roam the Earth?

The Aepisaurus roamed the Earth about 100.5 million years ago during the Lower Cretaceous period.

When did the Aepisaurus become extinct?

The Aepisaurus lived around 100.5 million years ago. About 65 million years ago, all dinosaurs became extinct after the planet was hit by an asteroid impact.

Where did Aepisaurus live?

The Aepisaurus lived in Europe. They were believed to be residents of Départment du Vaucluse in France. Their fossils were found in Bédoin, near Mont Ventoux.

What was the Aepisaurus' habitat?

Nothing much is known about the habitat of the Aepisaurus. Dinosaurs used to live near water bodies like rivers and streams, in forests or swamplands.

Who did the Aepisaurus live with?

Herbivorous dinosaurs were known to create social groups. The specific behavior of the Aepisaurus is not known.

How long did an Aepisaurus live?

The exact lifespan of the Aepisaurus is not known. Some of the largest sauropods lived for 300 years. However, smaller ones had a lifespan of 70-80 years.

How did they reproduce?

This animal reproduced by oviparous methods, that is, by laying eggs.

Aepisaurus Fun Facts

What did the Aepisaurus look like?

The fossils of this animal consisted of several individual bones. A slender humerus or upper arm bone was found near Mont Ventoux. This bone was 35.4 in (90 cm) long and 13 in (33 cm) wide. Apart from this single humerus, another bone that was found belonged to the distal end. A cone-shaped tooth was also found. This tooth implies that this genus was probably a crocodilian one.

Some theories argue that this animal might not have been a sauropod.

How many bones did an Aepisaurus have?

We do not really know the number of bones in this dinosaur species.

How did they communicate?

Dinosaurs primarily used sounds and gestures to communicate. Special mating songs and dances also existed. They produced love calls, too. Apart from this, they also communicated through smell and sight.

How big was the Aepisaurus?

It was 787.4 in (20 m) in length. This is almost five times the length of an elephant. In height, the Aepisaurus measured 157.4 in (4 m).

How fast could an Aepisaurus move?

The speed of this prehistoric animal from France is not known.

How much did an Aepisaurus weigh?

This prehistoric creature weighed 26,880 lb (12,192.5 kg).

What were the male and female names of the species?

There are no distinct names for the female and male of this dinosaur.

What would you call a baby Aepisaurus?

A baby dinosaur is called a hatchling or nestling.

How aggressive were they?

The species of this genus is not known to be aggressive like most other herbivorous dinosaurs.

Did you know…

The term Aepisaurus means high lizard or lofty lizard when translated literally. This genus is called the lofty lizard because it was a reptilian.

This genus is an obscure one, and not much information could be gathered about them.

The humerus that was found in the remains of this specimen is now lost.

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Aepisaurus Facts

What Did They Prey On?

N/A

what Type of Animal were they?

Herbivores

Average Litter Size?

Unknown

What Did They Look Like?

Green, grey, brown

How Much Did They Weigh?

26,880 lb (12,192.5 kg)

Skin Type

Leathery skin

How Long Were They?

787.4 in (20 m)

How Tall Were They?

157.4 in (4 m)

Kingdom

Animalia

Class

Sauropodomorpha

Genus

Aepisaurus

Family

Sauropoda

Scientific Name

Aepisaurus elephantinus

What Were Their Main Threats?

Asteroid impact, volcanic eruption, climate change

What Habitat Did They Live In?

Europe

Where Did They Live?

France
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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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