AfricaDinosauriaEarly CretaceousEurypodaGenasauriaOrnithischiaStegosauriaThyreophora

Paranthodon africanus

Dinosaur: Paranthodon africanus

Type: Stegosaur

Length*: 7.4 m 24.3 ft
Weight*: 3 tons 6,614 lb
*The largest known specimen

ESR: 1 / 4 (estimated size reliability)


Epoch: Early Cretaceous
Stage: Berriasian-Valanginian


Status: valid
Autor: Nopcsa
Year: 1929
Area: Africa
Country: South Africa
Region: Eastern Cape
Formation: Kirkwood


Material: Left partial maxilla, premaxilla, nasal and a dorsal vertebra.
References: Raven, T.J.; Maidment, S.C.R. (2018). "The systematic position of the enigmatic thyreophoran dinosaur Paranthodon africanus, and the use of basal exemplifiers in phylogenetic analysis".


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