Dryosaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as South Dakota, Colorado and North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany).

Quick facts about Dryosaurus:

  • Existed from Upper Jurassic Epoch to Tithonian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 24 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Dryosaurus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Dryosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • K. Carpenter and C. Miles. 1998. Skull of a Jurassic ankylosaur (Dinosauria). Nature 393:782-783
  • R. T. Bakker. 1998. Dinosaur mid-life crisis: the Jurassic-Cretaceous transition in Wyoming and Colorado. In S. G. Lucas, J. I. Kirkland, and J. W. Estep (eds.), Lower and Middle Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 14:67-77
  • C. Diedrich. 2011. Upper Jurassic tidal flat megatracksites of Germany—coastal dinosaur migration highways between European islands, and a review of the dinosaur footprints. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 91:129-155