Europasaurus

from Dinotopia Piece (concept by James Gurney)

Diet: Herbivore

 

Size: Up to 6.2 meters long

Time Period: Kimmeridgian of the Jurrassic

Creature Feature:

 

Common Name: Europasaurus

 

Species: E.‭ ‬holgeri‭ (‬type‭)‬

Known locations: Germany

Unusual Features

Smallest dinosaur of the sauropod type dinosaurs (long-necks). Small size is a case of insular dwarfism, where animals grow smaller to not exhaust the lower amount of food in it's isolated ecosystem. It also grew at a slow rate compared to other sauropods. 

 

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