Fun Sulaimanisaurus Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 22, 2022
Edited by Luca Demetriou
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The Sulaimanisaurus was mainly found in the Pakistan region.
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The Sulaimanisaurus, an Extinct genus, was discovered by Sadiq Malkani in Balochistan, western Pakistan. The fossils from Pakistan indicated that they belonged to the Maastrichtian age of the Late Cretaceous era. In some reports, this species was also called the 'Saurischian dinosaurs' based on the seven tail vertebrae. However, it is not known when their fossils were discovered.

Sadiq Malkani was the one to classify the dinosaurs into the Pakisauridae along with Pakisaurus and Khetranisaurus. These names were given mostly because they were discovered in western Pakistan and some other parts of Asia. Sadiq Malkani was also responsible for giving names to many other dinosaurs like Marisaurus, Balochisaurus, and Vitakridrinda.

Sulaimanisaurus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Sulaimanisaurus'?

The pronunciation of the term 'Sulaimanisaurus' is 'Su-lay-man-e-sore-us'.

What type of dinosaur was a Sulaimanisaurus?

The dinosaur genus from Pakistan was classified into the type S. gingerichi based on the seven tail vertebrate. According to the fossils found, the Sulaimanisaurus was classified as Reptilia, Sauropoda, Chordata, Dinosauria, and Titanosauria.

In which geological period did the Sulaimanisaurus roam the Earth?

Based on the fossils found in Balochistan, western Pakistan, the species belonged to the Maastrichtian age of the Late Cretaceous period.

When did the Sulaimanisaurus become Extinct?

These dinosaurs belonged to the Maastrichtian age of the Cretaceous period. It is unknown when exactly they became Extinct.

Where did Sulaimanisaurus live?

The Sulaimanisaurus fossils were found in western Pakistan. It can be predicted from this that they were found in regions of Asia in the Late Cretaceous era. It is not known if they were very territorial.

What was the Sulaimanisaurus' habitat?

The Sulaimanisaurus was found in a terrestrial habitat. They were herbivorous dinosaurs and staying in terrestrial regions ensured they got their food easily.

Who did the Sulaimanisaurus live with?

It is unknown whether the Sulaiman lizard moved in packs or individually.

How long did a Sulaimanisaurus live?

The lifespan of the Sulaiman lizard of the Late Cretaceous era is unknown.

How did they reproduce?

The way the Sulaiman lizard reproduced is unknown, however, it must have laid eggs like other dinosaurs.

Sulaimanisaurus Fun Facts

What did the Sulaimanisaurus look like?

The Sulaimanisaurus from Late Cretaceous era is known for the seven tail vertebrae. The entire skeleton of an individual dinosaur was not recovered, however, a flattened tibia, metatarsal, and fibula were found.

The radial condyle and some other bones were missing. The rough image of a dinosaur shows that they had long necks and they were fairly larger than some other dinosaurs.

It is unknown when exactly the Sulaiman lizard became Extinct.

How many bones did a Sulaimanisaurus have?

The entire skeleton of the species has not been discovered yet. Therefore, the total number of bones of the species is unclear.

How did they communicate?

The methods of communication of the Sulaimanisaurus are unknown.

How big was the Sulaimanisaurus?

Due to the lack of bones, it is not evident how tall this species was. However, some studies have concluded that they were based on the seven tail vertebrates that had long necks and were larger than quite a few dinosaurs.

How fast could a Sulaimanisaurus move?

The speed of the Sulaimanisaurus is not known.

How much did a Sulaimanisaurus weigh?

The weight of the species is unknown.

What were the male and female names of the species?

There are no separate names for the male and female of the species.

What would you call a baby Sulaimanisaurus?

No specific name has been given to the baby Sulaimanisaurus.

How aggressive were they?

It is not known whether these species were aggressive.

Did You Know…

Sadiq Malkani mentioned the Sulaimanisaurus in 'Biodiversity of Saurischian dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous Park of Pakistan' in his 'Journal of Applied and Emerging Sciences'.

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**We've been unable to source an image of Sulaimanisaurus and have used an image of Diplodocus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Sulaimanisaurus, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at hello@kidadl.com.

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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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