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The family Vulcanodontidae of the Early Jurassic primarily consists of basal sauropod dinosaurs. Tazoudasaurus existed during the Early Jurassic of Morocco. This sauropod dinosaur has distinguished features such as its teeth. It has only one type species Tazoudasaurus naimi. The fossils of this sauropod were discovered from the High Atlas Mountain of Morocco and were described in 2004. Although this dinosaur belonged to the clade of a sauropod, its size was comparatively small to sauropods of the Late Jurassic period.
The name of the genus is based on a region of Morocco called Tazouda. And, the name of the species means 'slender' as Tazoudasaurus naimi bears a flexible neck with extended vertebrae.
Tazoudasaurus was initially described by Ronan Allain in 2004. The name given to the genus is based on one of the Morrocan regions called Tazouda and is pronounced as 'Ta-zoo-dah-sore-us'.
Tazoudasaurus is the name of the genus of the basal sauropod dinosaur that existed during the Early Jurassic of Morocco. This is a herbivore species belonging to the Vulcanodontidae family.
Tazoudasaurus naimi as per its fossils has been inferred to have roamed the Earth during the Early Jurassic of Morocco.
The exact year of the extinction of Tazoudasaurus naimi from Earth is not documented.
The fossils of this species were unearthed from the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco situated in North Africa.
The High Atlas region is relatively sedimentary and the fossils have been excavated from the region making it evident that the Tazoudasaurus once inhabited this sedimentary habitat.
The social structure of the Tazoudasaurus is not explained.
The average lifespan of the Tazoudasaurus is not known.
Tazoudasaurus laid eggs from which the offspring were born. Regardless, due to a lack of information on the mating process or behavior, the gestation period is not listed.
Tazoudasaurus is considered a basal sauropod dinosaur. Despite belonging to the sauropod clade, the size of this dinosaur is small as its approximate length is 36 ft (11 m). Tazoudasaurus naimi is acknowledged for its primitive features such as a mandible with spatulate. This dinosaur had V-shaped marks of teeth wear which implies tooth occlusion. The neck is long and flexible but lacks true pleurocoels.
An incomplete adult skeleton and an incomplete juvenile skeleton were uncovered. Therefore, due to incomplete information, the total number of bones present in Tazoudasaurus is not listed.
The information about their communication skills is not listed.
Tazaoudasaurus were small sauropods and the approximate length was 36 ft (11 m).
The speed of Tazoudasaurus is not listed.
The weight of the Tazaoudasaurus is not listed.
There is no data regarding the name of the male and female species.
Tazoudasaurus babies are hatched out of eggs and can be referred to as hatchlings.
The temperament of the Tazoudasaurus is not documented yet.
The fossils of Tazoudasaurus of the Early Jurassic period were discovered next to the fossil of Berberosaurus, which happens to be a massive theropod dinosaur.
We've been unable to source an image of Tazoudasaurus and have used an image of sauropod instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Tazoudasaurus, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected].
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