Fun Kangnasaurus Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Sep 27, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 31, 2022
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Kangnasaurus is a genus of ornithopod dinosaurs of the Early Cretaceous. The generic name of the dinosaur means Kangnas lizard and it is in reference to Kangnas farm. The name of the type species, Kangnasaurus coetzeei refers to the farmer named Coetzee. This dinosaur has often been treated as a dubious genus since the dinosaur remains are remarkably scarce.

Kangnasaurus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Kangnasaurus'?

Kangnasaurus is pronounced as 'Kang-nah-sore-us'.

What type of reptile was a Kangnasaurus?

Kangnasaurus were classified as one of the iguanodontian ornithopods belonging to the family of dryosaurids.

In which geological period did the Kangnasaurus roam the Earth?

Kangnasaurus lived on Earth during the Early Cretaceous period.

When did the Kangnasaurus become extinct?

It is unknown when Kangnasaurus became Extinct.

Where did a Kangnasaurus live?

Kangnasaurus lived in South Africa during the Early Cretaceous period. Their fossils were recovered from the early Aptian age sediment of the Kalahari Formation of South Africa.

What was a Kangnasaurus's habitat?

The name Kangnasaurus is derived from the name of a farm. This implies that they probably lived in farm-like arrangements.

Who did a Kangnasaurus live with?

The genus is primarily known from a tooth along with some other postcranial fossils. Whether they herded together is elusive.

How long did a Kangnasaurus live?

Their lifespan is unknown.

How did they reproduce?

Kangnasaurus was oviparous in nature.

Kangnasaurus Fun Facts

What did a Kangnasaurus look like?

Kangnasaurus was an ornithopod of South Africa. The details on the thigh bone differed it from other dryosaurids. They were probably bipedal in nature. It is unknown how colorful or rare they were.

Kangnasaurus was an Early Cretaceous dinosaur.

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How many bones did a Kangnasaurus have?

The genus was primarily known from a tooth for many years. Later, Haughton assigned a few fossils excavated from other deposits to the dinosaur including partial thigh bone, vertebrae, a partial shin, shin bone and foot, and other bones.

How did they communicate?

The dinosaur probably communicated using vocalizations like other dinosaurs.

How big was a Kangnasaurus?

Their length has not been determined yet.

How fast could a Kangnasaurus move?

The speed of their movements has not been measured yet.

How much did a Kangnasaurus weigh?

The weight of a Kangnasaurus has not been determined.

What were the male and female names of the species?

The male and female species are not known to have particular names as both are called Kangnasaurus.

What would you call a baby Kangnasaurus?

A baby Kangnasaurus is called a hatchling.

What did they eat?

Kangnasaurus was a herbivore in nature. They chewed on plants and grass.

How aggressive were they?

Their aggression level was lower than the predators since it was a herbivore.

Did You Know...

When Haughton described Kangnasaurus remains, he claimed that the tooth was of the upper jaw. Later Michael Cooper identified it as a lower jaw tooth.

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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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