Leaellynasaura

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Leaellynasaura:


Name Meaning: Leaellyn's Lizard
Period : Early Cretaceous
Family Group: Ornithopodan
Diet: Plants
Size : 3 feet
Fossil Found: Australia 1989


Leaellynasaura


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This little ornithopod was only 3 feet long and would have found it difficult to keep warm .This is puzzling because it lived inside the Antarctic Circle  ( Australia was within the Antarctic Circle during the early Cretaceous) . It spent months in darkness and had large eyes,  which probably helped it see in the dark. "Leallynasaura" was named by Australian Paleontologist Pat Vickers Rich and Tom Rich after their daughter
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