Name: Silesaurus ‭(‬Silesia lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Sy-el-sore-us.
Named By: Jerzy Dzik‭ ‬-‭ ‬2003.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauromorpha,‭ ‬Dinosauriformes,‭ ‬Silesauridae.
Species: S.‭ ‬opolensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: About‭ ‬2.3‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Poland.
Time period: Carnian of the Triassic‭ ‬-‭ ‬Drawno Beds Formation.
Fossil representation: Multiple individuals.

       As far as individuals go,‭ ‬Silesaurus is one of the most commonly found dinosauriforms in Europe and at the moment anywhere else for that matter.‭ ‬Silesaurus is not thought to be a true dinosaur,‭ ‬but it was a member of the group of archosaurs that were ancestral to them.‭ ‬Silesaurus was a fairly small herbivorous reptile that would have browsed upon low growing vegetation.‭ ‬Predators of Silesaurus may have included other primitive but meat eating dinosaurs,‭ ‬as well as large rauisuchians.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A beaked herbivorous archosaur with dinosaur affinities from the early Late Triassic of Poland,‭ ‬Jerzy Dzik‭ ‬-‭ ‬2003.


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