Named By: Robert Broom - 1911.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ornithopoda?
Species: G. atavus (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack of fossil remains.
Known locations: South Africa.
Time period: Early Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Jaw bone and fragmentary limb bones.
was an ornithischian dinosaur that lived in South Africa during the
early Jurassic. Because Geranosaurus is known
from only very
fragmentary fossil remains, many consider it a dubious genus as it
will likely be very difficult to attribute further remains to the genus
given there is so little to compare new discoveries too. By
extension, not much can be inferred to the lifestyle of
Geranosaurus, though there has been speculation
that it may have been
similar to dinosaurs such as Heterodontosaurus.
Another dinosaur named by Robert Broom in 1911 was Gryponyx.
- On the dinosaurs of the Stormberg, South Africa. - Annals of the South African Museum 7(4): 291-308. - Robert Broom - 1911.