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Period of life:
228-204 MYA
Era/period:
Triassic
Habitat:
Germany and Switzerland (Europe)
Length:
Liliensternus Dino Pet
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Description
Lilienstern was a large bipedal terrestrial predator and one of the largest European theropod dinosaurs of the Triassic period known to scientists: its body length could reach more than 5 meters. Its skeleton was compiled from fossil remains from the Upper Triassic deposits of modern Germany and Switzerland and described in 1934.
It is assumed that Lilienstern was an active hunter who hunted large herbivorous dinosaurs (such as Plateosaurus) present in its paleoenvironment. This is indicated by the massive shape of the teeth of an ancient predator. A number of scientists believe that this dinosaur could have used its split teeth to cripple prosauropods, and its speed to catch fast ornithichs.