Home
×

Blikanasaurus
Blikanasaurus




ADD
Compare

About Blikanasaurus

Add ⊕
1 Facts
1.1 Characteristics
The leg of Blikanasaurus is extremely stocky with strong ankle bones and unusually-positioned toes, and was long thought to be the property of a giant non-sauropod sauropodomorph (aka prosauropod), most of which walked on two legs. However, such a robust limb almost certainly belongs to a heavily-built animal that moved slowly on all-fours, not unlike the giant, highly successful, four legged sauropods that thrived until the Latest Cretaceous extinction. Unfortunately, Blikanasaurus was on the wrong trajectory and was slowly moving towards an evolutionary dead end. Or so we were led to believe.
1.2 Meaning
Not Available
1.3 Pronounced
Blik-ah-nah-sore-us
1.4 Diet
1.4.1 Diet Content
Not Available
1.4.2 Type of Diet
Herbivore
1.5 Habitat
Not Available
1.6 Interesting Facts
Not Available
2 Fossils
2.1 Fossil representation
       Althoughonly known from a single limb section, a lot can actually be inferredabout this dinosaur. One is that the shape and form of the limbreveals it is from a sauropodomorph dinosaur, better known as theancestors of the sauropods like the later Apatosaurus andCamarasaurus .In additional the foot is proportionately much shorterthan earlier forms which reveals that Blikanasauruswas probablyquadrupedal for most if not all of the time (earlier sauropodomorphsare generally regarded as switching between quadrupedal and bipedalpostures as the situation dictated).
2.2 Time Period
2.2.1 Era
Triassic
2.2.2 Was Present
228 - 209 million years ago
2.3 Discovery
2.3.1 Year
1985-01-01 (1985)
Closeby
2.3.2 Named By
The
2.3.3 First Discovery
Blikanasaurus
3 Characteristics
3.1 Size
3.1.1 Height
Not Available
3.1.2 Weight
400 kg
3.1.3 Length
5 m
3.2 Teeth
3.2.1 Shape
Not Available
3.2.2 Number
Nigersaurus
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Compsognathus
ADD ⊕
4 Classification
4.1 Kingdom
Animalia
4.2 Phylum
Chordata
4.3 Class
Sauropsida
4.4 Clade
Dinosauria
4.5 Order
Saurischia
4.6 Suborder
Sauropodomorpha
4.7 Superorder
Dinosauria
4.8 Family
Blikanasauridae
4.9 Subfamily
Not Available
4.10 Tribe
Not Available
4.11 Genus
Blikanasaurus
4.12 Species
B. cromptoni

Blikanasaurus Features

Dinosaurs are extinct reptiles. Their colors are still unknown! They lived in different environments. Let's learn about Blikanasaurus features. All the dinosaurs were vertebrates, since all had skeletons with back bones that surrounded a nerve cord. Blikanasaurus Characteristics are as follows:

    >
  • Weight : 400 kg
  • Length : 5 m

Even before humans came into existence, there were dinosaurs. Dinosaurs are prehistoric reptiles that lived in "Age of Reptiles".There were different kinds of dinosaurs that lived at different times. Blikanasaurus Classification is as follows:

  • Blikanasaurus Kingdom: Animalia
  • Blikanasaurus Class: Sauropsida
  • Blikanasaurus Clade: Dinosauria
  • Blikanasaurus Family: Blikanasauridae
  • >
  • Blikanasaurus Species: B. cromptoni
Let Others Know
×