Fun Trigonosaurus Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Sep 27, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 31, 2022
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Trigonosaurus facts are extremely interesting.

Belonging to the Late Cretaceous, Trigonosaurus pricei is an Extinct genus saltasaurid dinosaur. This dinosaur was herbivorous in nature and dwelled in forests and grasslands. Due to a lack of fossils and skeletons, scientists were unable to reconstruct the complete skeletal structure.

Trigonosaurus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Trigonosaurus'?

The word 'Trigonosaurus' is pronounced as 'Tri-go-no-sore-us'.

What type of reptile was a Trigonosaurus?

Belonging to the class Reptilia and family Saltasauridae, the Troginosaurus is an Extinct genus of saltasaurid dinosaur.

In which geological period did the Trigonosaurus roam the Earth?

Paleontologists believe that this dinosaur roamed the Earth during the Maastrichtian age of the Late Cretaceous or Upper Cretaceous, approximately 70-66 million years ago.

When did the Trigonosaurus become Extinct?

The exact time of extinction of this dinosaur cannot be stated accurately due to a lack of adequate data.

Where did Trigonosaurus live?

Fossil remains of the Trigonosaurus were discovered at the Marília Formation in Brazil, South America.

What was the Trigonosaurus' habitat?

This sauropod preferred a terrestrial habitat which included grasslands and forests accompanied by minor waterbodies.

Who did the Trigonosaurus live with?

Due to a lack of research, it is uncertain whether this dinosaur lived in herds or was solitary in nature.

How long did a Trigonosaurus live?

The exact lifespan of this dinosaur hasn't been quantified yet due to a lack of sufficient data.

How did they reproduce?

Like any other dinosaur, Trigonosaurus was oviparous in nature and reproduced by laying eggs.

Trigonosaurus Fun Facts

What did the Trigonosaurus look like?

Fossils recovered from the sites suggest that these dinosaurs resembled other titanosaurs. The partially incomplete fossil reconstruction was made based on two specimens that led to very little information about the physical appearance of this dinosaur.

Trigonosaurus' teeth may have possessed enough strength for chewing plant materials.

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

How many bones did a Trigonosaurus have?

The exact number of bones possessed by this dinosaur is unknown.

How did they communicate?

It can be assumed that like other dinosaurs, Trigonosaurus interacted through visual and vocal cues.

How big was the Trigonosaurus?

The accurate size of this dinosaur cannot be estimated.

How fast could a Trigonosaurus move?

It is unknown whether these dinosaurs were fast or slow-moving animals.

How much did a Trigonosaurus weigh?

The exact weight of this dinosaur has not been established.

What were the male and female names of the species?

The male and female counterparts of this dinosaur species can be simply referred to as male and female Trigonosaurus.

What would you call a baby Trigonosaurus?

Like other dinosaur species, a baby Trigonosaurus can be referred to as a hatchling.

How aggressive were they?

The level of aggression shown by this dinosaur is unknown. However, considering its herbivorous food habits, it can be assumed that it might have been docile.

Did You Know…

Before being officially named Trigonosaurus by Campos,‭‭ ‬Kellner,‭ ‬‬Bertini,‭ and ‬Santucci‭ in 2005, it was called the '‬Peirópolis titanosaur' in reference to the location of its discovery.

We've been unable to source an image of Trigonosaurus and have used an image of Lognkosauria instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Trigonosaurus, 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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