One of the commonest Triassic dinosaur, Plateosaurus had a very large nasal chamber like its sauropodomorph relatives.

It also had a unique twist to its thumb such that when it was straightened, its big claw would point away from the rest of the hand.

Dino Facts

  • Pronounced: plat-ee-owe-sore-uss
  • Means: Flat lizard
  • Size: 27.5 ft (8 m)
  • Where: Europe
  • When: Late Triassic
  • Diet: Herbivorous