Emausaurus

Name: Emausaurus ‭(‬Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Em-oe-sor-us.
Named By: H.‭ ‬Haubold‭ ‬-‭ ‬1990.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Thyreophora.
Species: E.‭ ‬ernsti‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly estimated at about‭ ‬2‭ ‬meters long for the holotype,‭ ‬though this is of a juvenile.‭ ‬Adult size possible as much as‭ ‬4‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Germany.
Time period: Toarcian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Mostly from a skull and some osteoderms.

       Emausaurus is a primitive genus of thyreophoran dinosaur that lived in Europe during the early Jurassic.‭ ‬Emausaurus was first described by a description of the skull,‭ ‬though osteoderms‭ (‬bony plates that were in the skin‭) ‬are also known.‭ ‬Emausaurus seems to have been a small to mid-sized dinosaur that would have relied upon the bony plates in the skin to form a last line of defence against the teeth and claws of predatory dinosaurs.
       Emausaurus was named after the Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald,‭ ‬and combined with the Ancient Greek‭ ‘‬sauros‭’ ‬which means‭ ‘‬lizard‭’‬.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Ein neuer Dinosaurier‭ (‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Thyreophora‭) ‬aus dem unteren Jura des nördlichen Mitteleuropa.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Revue de Paléobiologie‭ ‬9‭(‬1‭)‬:149-177.‭ ‬-‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Haubold‭ ‬-‭ ‬1990.



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