Lesothosaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited Africa. Its fossils have been found in places such as Free State (South Africa), Free State (South Africa) and Eastern Cape (South Africa).

Quick facts about Lesothosaurus:

  • Existed from 201.3 million years ago to 190.8 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 5 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Lesothosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • R. A. Thulborn. 1970. The skull of Fabrosaurus australis, a Triassic ornithischian dinosaur. Palaeontology 13(3):414-432
  • F. Knoll. 2002. New skull of Lesothosaurus (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the Upper Elliot Formation (Lower Jurassic) of southern Africa. Géobios 35(5):595-603
  • L. Ginsburg. 1964. Découverte d'un Scélidosaurien (Dinosaure ornithischien) dans le Trias supérieur du Basutoland [Discovery of a scelidosaurian (ornithischian dinosaur) in the Upper Triassic of Basutoland]. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences à Paris 258:2366-2368