VULCANODON <ul><li>Berta Folguer Fontana </li></ul><ul><li>Eso 4t C </li></ul><ul><li>2009-2010 </li></ul>
<ul><li>It was a relatively small early sauropod dinosaur genus from the Early Jurassic of southern Africa.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Vulcanodon was about 20 feet (6.5 m) long. It was a long-necked, long-tailed plant-eater with a small head, thick ...
 
Other characteristics <ul><li>Vulcanodon don’t took care of his eggs. </li></ul><ul><li>This dinosaurus are herviborous. I...
FOSSILS <ul><li>Some fossils of Vulcanodon was been found in Mashonaland North, Zimbabwe, Africa. The fossil footprints ca...
CLASSIFICATION <ul><li>Vulcanodon belonged to the:  </li></ul><ul><li>Kingdom Animalia (animals)  </li></ul><ul><li>Phylum...
DINOSAUR EVOLUTION <ul><li>Dinosaurs evolved from other reptiles (socket-toothed archosaurs) during the Triassic period, o...
Extinction <ul><li>The dinosaurs have extinct because the very high temperatures in the catastrophe of the earth. But they...
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Vulcanodon

  1. 1. VULCANODON <ul><li>Berta Folguer Fontana </li></ul><ul><li>Eso 4t C </li></ul><ul><li>2009-2010 </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>It was a relatively small early sauropod dinosaur genus from the Early Jurassic of southern Africa. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Vulcanodon was about 20 feet (6.5 m) long. It was a long-necked, long-tailed plant-eater with a small head, thick legs, and a bulky body. It had nail-like claws on its feet and an enlarged claw on each big toe. Its front legs were relatively long. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Other characteristics <ul><li>Vulcanodon don’t took care of his eggs. </li></ul><ul><li>This dinosaurus are herviborous. It must have eaten a tremendous amount of plant material each day to sustain itself. </li></ul><ul><li>Vulcanodon moved relatively slowly on four sturdy legs. </li></ul><ul><li>They were very intelligents. </li></ul>
  5. 6. FOSSILS <ul><li>Some fossils of Vulcanodon was been found in Mashonaland North, Zimbabwe, Africa. The fossil footprints called Deuterosauropodopus from Lesotho, South Africa, may belong to Vulcanodon. </li></ul>
  6. 7. CLASSIFICATION <ul><li>Vulcanodon belonged to the: </li></ul><ul><li>Kingdom Animalia (animals) </li></ul><ul><li>Phylum Chordata (having a hollow nerve chord ending in a brain) </li></ul><ul><li>Class Archosauria (diapsids with socket-set teeth, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Order Saurischia - lizard-hipped dinosaurs, the ancestors of birds </li></ul><ul><li>Sauropodomorph - long-necked, long-tailed plant-eaters who walked on four legs </li></ul><ul><li>Suborder Sauropoda - large herbivores </li></ul><ul><li>Family Vulcanodontidae - early sauropods </li></ul><ul><li>Genus Vulcanodon </li></ul><ul><li>Species V. karibaensis (the type species, named by Raath in 1972). </li></ul>
  7. 8. DINOSAUR EVOLUTION <ul><li>Dinosaurs evolved from other reptiles (socket-toothed archosaurs) during the Triassic period, over 230 million years ago. Dinosaurs evolved quickly after the Permian extinction, which was the biggest extinction that ever occured on Earth. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Extinction <ul><li>The dinosaurs have extinct because the very high temperatures in the catastrophe of the earth. But they also extinct for other reasons that nobody knows. It’s an enigma for the scientist and the humanity. </li></ul>

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