Distinct advantage

Although Plateosaurus has a long neck, which is great for reaching tall vegetation, it also has the ability to rear up on its hind legs and pull down branches with the claws on its front feet. This is a distinct advantage when reaching for the tenderest leaves at the tops of plants.




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* pFam„y Plateosauridae Penod Late Triassic Where found Franc* r taWfc 8 metres & fJ


Polacanthus is another of the squat, armoured dinosaurs - this one is an early Cretaceous example from England.

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