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Magnamanus was a type of basal iguanodontian dinosaur. The name means large or big hand and is in reference to the unusually big hands of the dinosaur. The specific name Magnamanus soriaensis refers to the origin of the dinosaur in Soria. The history of the genus dates back to the Early Cretaceous period. Magnamanus lived in Spain, Europe during the Cretaceous period.

Fun Magnamanus Facts For Kids

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How much did they weigh?

6613 lb (2999.60 kg)

How long were they?

29.5-30.8 ft (9-9.3 m)

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Scientific Name

Magnamanus soriaensis

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Magnamanus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Magnamanus'?

The name Magnamanus is pronounced as 'Mag-na-ma-nus'.

What type of dinosaur was a Magnamanus?

The Magnamanus soriaensis is a type of Ornithischian dinosaur that lived in the region which is known as Spain.

In which geological period did the Magnamanus roam the Earth?

Magnamanus evolved either during the Hauterivian age or the Barremian age of the upper Cretaceous.

When did the Magnamanus become extinct?

The Magnamanus soriaensis lived between the  Hauterivian and Barremian ages of the Cretaceous period, they went extinct around 130 million years ago.

Where did Magnamanus live?

The fossils of Magnamanus were discovered from the Golmayo Formation of Spain in Europe located a few miles west of Soria.

What was the Magnamanuss' habitat?

The habitat around the Golmayo Formation of Europe was a bit marchy, therefore it is believed that they preferred marshy habitats.

Who did the Magnamanus live with?

The bones of Magnamanus soriaensis were not found in association but they belonged to a single skeleton of a single dinosaur. This implied that they did not live with other dinosaurs.

How long did a Magnamanus live?

The collected remains of the species suggest that they lived 130 million years ago in Europe.

How did they reproduce?

Like other dinosaurs, a Magnamanus reproduced by laying eggs.

Magnamanus Fun Facts

What did the Magnamanus look like?

The Magnamanus was a large herbivore ornithopod with unusually broad hands. Their large hands had a protruding thumb vertebra and the fifth finger like other dinosaurs of the Iguanodontia clade. The dinosaurs were also described based on their skull shape and postcranial remains.

Magnamanus dinosaurs were known from their skull.

How many bones did a Magnamanus have?

The collected remains of the partial skeleton of the Magnamanus reveal a skull, a neck rib, lower jaw, 62 teeth of the upper jaw, and parts of the vertebrae.

How did they communicate?

Similar to other dinosaurs, a Magnamanus soriaensis communicated through different vocalizations.

How big was the Magnamanus?

The length of a Magnamnus is between 29.5-30.8 ft (9-9.3 m). They were two times bigger than Phosphatodraco.

How fast could a Magnamanus move?

The speed of Magnamanus dinosaurs had not been evaluated currently by examining their skeleton but because they had a great height and weight, they were considered to be slow.

How much did a Magnamanus weigh?

The weight of the Magnamanus was around 6613 lb (2999.60 kg).

What were the male and female names of the species?

The male and the female were both referred to as Magnamanus soriaensis.

What would you call a baby Magnamanus?

A baby Magnamanus was called a nestling or a hatchling.

How aggressive were they?

The Magnamanus had a herbivorous diet. As a herbivore, it was less aggressive than flesh-eating predators.

Did You Know…

The generic name is a combination of Latin words magnus meaning large and manus meaning hand.

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

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

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Moumita Dutta

Moumita is a multilingual content writer and editor. She has a PostGraduate Diploma in sports management, which enhanced her sports journalism skills, as well as a degree in journalism and mass communication. She's good at writing about sports and sporting heroes. Moumita has worked with many soccer teams and produced match reports, and sports is her primary passion.

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