Fun Magnamanus Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Apr 19, 2022
Edited by Luca Demetriou
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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.

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.

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Magnamanus Facts

What Did They Prey On?

Unknown

what Type of Animal were they?

Herbivore

Average Litter Size?

Unknown

What Did They Look Like?

Unknown

How Much Did They Weigh?

6613 lb (2999.60 kg)

Skin Type

Scales

How Long Were They?

29.5-30.8 ft (9-9.3 m)

How Tall Were They?

Unknown

Kingdom

Animalia

Class

Reptilia

Genus

Magnamanus

Family

Styracosterna

Scientific Name

Magnamanus soriaensis

What Were Their Main Threats?

Natural disasters

What Habitat Did They Live In?

Marshes

Where Did They Live?

Spain
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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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