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No less than fifteen different species of dinosaurs have been found in Madagascar. These include theropods (carnivorous dinosaurs), sauropods (long-necked herbivores) and stegosaurs (armored dinosaurs). The most common types of dinosaurs in Madagascar are predatory carnivores, such as the abelisaurids, which lived about 66 million years ago. There were also many herbivores, such as ducks and hadrosaurs.

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Which dinosaurs lived in Madagascar?

The dinosaurs that lived in Madagascar were theropods (carnivores), sauropods (long-necked herbivores) and stegosaurs. The most common type of dinosaur is the predatory, carnivorous ones, such as the abelisaurids, which existed about 66 million years ago. There were also many herbivores, such as ducks and hadrosaurs.

How big were the dinosaurs of Madagascar?

Most of Madagascar's dinosaurs were quite small, ranging from four to six meters in length. The largest of the predators was the abelisaurid, which lived about 66 million years ago and was up to 12 meters long.

What did they eat?

Some ate meat and others ate only plants. Some hunted prey and others scavenged carcasses from the ground. There are many different types of carnivorous dinosaurs, such as the abelisaurids, which hunted their own food using stealth or speed. Today it is believed that most hunters used cooperative hunting strategies attacking from all angles; some even lured their prey into the water, where other waiting predators could effortlessly catch it before dragging it deep into an underwater cave system.

See our complete list of Lesotho's dinosaurs below.

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