Name: Lusitanosaurus ‭(‬Portugal lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Loo-se-tan-o-sore-us.
Named By: Albert-Felix de Lapparent‭ & ‬Georges Zbyszewski‭ ‬-‭ ‬1957.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Thyreophora,‭ ‬Ankylosauria‭?
Species: L.‭ ‬liasicus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unknown due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Portugal.
Time period: Sinemurian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial left maxilla and seven teeth.

       Lusitanosaurus is widely regarded as‭ ‬a‭ ‬dubious genus because of the lack of fossils that were used to describe it.‭ ‬The maxilla in question was originally thought to be from a stegosaur,‭ ‬but today it is considered to be from an ankylosaurian.‭ ‬Beyond this it is hard to infer anything further other than in life the dinosaur was likely a herbivore and quadrupedal like other members of the Thyreophora,‭ ‬and again this is why the genus is regarded as dubious.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Les dinosauriens du Portugal,‭ ‬Albert-Felix de Lapparent‭ & ‬Georges Zbyszewski‭ ‬-‭ ‬1957.


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