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The Leonerasaurus is a new sauropodomorph dinosaur that was named by Alberto Garrido, Ignacio A. Cerda, and Diego Pol. The fossils were recovered from the Las Leoneras foundation in Argentina and were not of the complete body of the Leonerasaurus. After studying the fossils, it was concluded that they belonged to the Early Jurassic period and would be really helpful in understanding the evolution of the early sauropodomorphs, different than a sauropod.

Fun Leonerasaurus Facts For Kids

What did they prey on?


What did they eat?


Average litter size?


How much did they weigh?

154 lb (69.8 kg)

How long were they?

8.2 ft (2.5 m)

How tall were they?

3.2 ft (1 m)

What did they look like?


Skin Type


What were their main threats?

Natural disasters and bigger dinosaurs

Where were they found?

Grass plains


Argentina and South America









Scientific Name

Leonerasaurus taquetrensis

How scary were they?


How loud were they?


How intelligent were they?


Leonerasaurus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Leonerasaurus'?

The name Leonerasaurus is pronounced as 'Le-o-ne-rah-sore-us'.

What type of dinosaur was a Leonerasaurus?

The Leonerasaurus is a new Sauropodomorph dinosaur that was a herbivore and belonged to the early Jurassic period. They were considered very important to understand the evolution of dinosaurs, especially sauropods through the different ages.

In which geological period did the Leonerasaurus roam the earth?

The Leonerasaurus belonged to the Early Jurassic period and was thought to have lived in Argentina, South America.

When did the Leonerasaurus become extinct?

The Leonerasaurus were said to have been alive during the Early Jurassic period which was almost 174-190 million years ago. They have been deemed important in order to understand the evolution of dinosaurs.

Where did a Leonerasaurus live?

The Leonerasaurus preferred to live in grasslands according to the fossils found in Las Leoneras, Argentina.

What was a Leonerasaurus‘s habitat?

The Leonerasaurus were terrestrial creatures that were also herbivore animals. They lived on the land where they could get their food easily.

Who did a Leonerasaurus live with?

Since there is an individual, partial skeleton found of these dinosaurs, it is unclear as to how they moved, in herds or individually.

How long did a Leonerasaurus live?

Although the lifespan of the dinosaur is unknown, they belonged to the Sauropodomorph dinosaurs species. The lifespan of sauropods was about 300 years.

How did they reproduce?

 It is unclear as to how they reproduced.

Leonerasaurus Fun Facts

What did a Leonerasaurus look like?

The Leonerasaurus is a new sauropodomorph dinosaur. Part of the skull (teeth, right dentary), neck, vertebrae, parts of the shoulder and hip were found. Along with that, some limb bones were also found. The characteristic features of these dinosaurs were about 8.2 ft (2.5 m) long and 3.2 ft (1 m) tall with a weight of about 154 lb (69.8 kg).

Leonerasaurus was actually a non-sauropod Sauropodomorph dinosaur.

How many bones did a Leonerasaurus have?

Only parts of the vertebrae, shoulder, limb bones and teeth have been recovered. Therefore, the number of bones in its body is unknown.

How did they communicate?

The method of communication for these dinosaurs is unknown.

How big was a Leonerasaurus?

According to the fossils that were recovered, the height of the Leonerasaurus was about 3.2 ft (1 m) and the length of the animal was about 8.2 ft (2.5 m). This made the animal a medium-sized creature and was significantly smaller than T-Rex.

How fast could a Leonerasaurus move?

The movement of the Leonerasaurus is unknown.

How much did a Leonerasaurus weigh?

The weight of the Leonerasaurus is about 154 lb (69.8 kg).

What were the male and female names of the species?

There were no specific names given to the male and female species of the Leonerasaurus.

What would you call a baby Leonerasaurus?

There was no name given to a baby Leonerasaurus.

What did they eat?

The Leonerasaurus were herbivore animals that ate plants and trees.

How aggressive were they?

It is not known whether the creatures were actually aggressive.

Did You Know...

The name Leonerasaurus was given by Diego Pol, Alberto Garrido and Ignacio A. Cerda after the place they were discovered from, Las Leoneras.

The surface texture of the dinosaurs is similar to basal sauropodomorph dinosaurs rather than true sauropods. The strength is not clear. It is also not clear how strong their teeth were.

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

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

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Moumita Dutta

<p>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.</p>

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