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.
- Pronounced: plat-ee-owe-sore-uss
- Means: Flat lizard
- Where: Europe
- When: Late Triassic
- Diet: Herbivorous
- Size of Adult: 27.5 ft (8 m) long
- Size of Animatronic Model: L 39 ft 6 in (12.04 m), H 8 ft 4 in (2.54 m)*
* includes height of steel base