VR Jurassic Encyclopedia #12
Ouranosaurus dinosaur facts VR 360 video education
In today’s episode of VR Jurassic Encyclopedia, we will tell you about a very interesting dinosaur, Ouranosaurus. This dinosaur was herbivorous and lived in the Early Cretaceous Period about 110 to 120 million years ago.
Ouranosaurus was a relatively large iguanodont. It was estimated to be 7 meters long and weighed 4 tons. This data was estimated by Taquet in 1976. Further research on this dinosaur showed that the weight could have been around 2.2 tons due to its slimmer build. Staying on the subject of the construction of this dinosaur, its most striking feature is the large sail on the back, supported by long and wide spikes covering the entire back and tail. As in the case of Dimetrodon, it is speculated that in this dinosaur the sail was used for thermoregulation.
Ouranosaurus was first discovered in 1965 in the Elrhaz Formation of the Tegama Group which was deposited during the Aptian stage of the Early Cretaceous. The expedition allowed the discovery of 8 specimens of this dinosaur. Both skeletons discovered were mostly complete, missing parts of the skull, fingers, and spine. Apart from these two skeletons, no other has been found.
When it comes to the food of Ouranosaurus, as we mentioned at the beginning, it was a herbivore. It is speculated that he ate leaves, fruit, and seeds with his hard beak. He had no teeth in the beak but had many cheek teeth which he used to grind hard plants.
The name Ouranosaurus is also an interesting fact because it is a combination of an Arabic word meaning courage combined with the country of discovery of this dinosaur.
This is only a small part of the information contained in our next movie with a journey through the prehistoric world. For even more amazing facts about Ouranosaurus, be sure to watch our VR Jurassic Encyclopedia #12 video and continue our VR 360 video education about dinosaurs. Come in and see how he lived, what you look like, and learn about it interesting.