Gargoyleosaurus

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NameGargoyleosaurus
Diet
Weight1000 kilos
Length4 meters
Height1 meter
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Gargoyleosaurus is an armored dinosaur dinosaur from the Jurassic period. Like the herbivorous gargoyleosaurus during this time it could be found eating plants in the USA approximately 142 million years ago. Gargoyleosaurus was a medium-sized dinosaur with an approximate weight of 1000 kilograms (455 pounds) and an estimated length of 4 meters (14 feet). This medium-sized herbivore probably stood 1 meter (4 feet) tall.

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