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Fabrosaurus - Dinosaurs A-Z

A cache by dino_girl
Hidden : 12/1/2012
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Fabrosaurus - Dinosaurs A-Z
 
"F" Fabrosaurus
 
Dinosaurs A-Z will introduce you to some unique dinosaurs.  I'm a big dinosaur fan and have read and researched many dinosaurs.  Fabrosaurus is the sixth in my collection of dinosaur geocaches. 




Fabrosaurus:
(pronounced FAB-ro-SAWR-us) (meaning “Fabre’s lizard” in honor of Jean Henri Fabre (Greek sauros = lizard)) Was a genus of herbivorous dinosaur which lived during the Early Jurassic (Hettangian to Sinemurian stages 208 – 196 mya). As the only fossil known of it is a partial jawbone with three teeth, Fabrosaurus is a nomen dubium and may in fact be the same as Lesothosaurus.
 
Fabrosaurus was around 1 meter long (3.3 ft) and 0.3 m (1 ft) high. Little else can be inferred from the scanty remains. It was named by paleontologist Leonard Ginsburg in 1964. The type species, F. australis, is named for the location of the fossils in Lesotho, Southern Africa.
 
(Source Wikipedia.com)
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Additional data from another source:
Fabrosaurus Australis is by some considered to be the same animal as Lesothosaurus, Both African genera that lived primarily in the Triassic & early Jurassic. It is lucky that it is so similar to Lesothosaurus, since only the jawbone has been found. Currently, Fabrosaurus is classified as a very early Ornithopod, but it may be an early Thyreopean, belong in the same family as the Pachycephalosaurs & Ceratopsians, or come under the family Fabrosaurisdae, which would be the root of all Ornithischians. The family Fabrosauridae was established by Richard Owen, after studying jaw & tooth fragments of what is now Echinodon. Later, in 1964, Fabrosaurus was named by Leonard Ginsburg. It would have been about the size of a hen, 3 feet long, with very small arms. Its legs were longer, suggesting it was a swift animal. Its head was small, with many tiny teeth. It is likely the bones were hollow.
 
(Source Dinosaurfact.com)
 
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