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(subclass Archosauria, order Saurischia)

A suborder of primitive, partly bipedal, saurischian dinosaurs, largely restricted to the Late Triassic. They were heavily built herbivores (Plateosaurus gracilis grew to approximately 6–7 m in length and weighed two tonnes). Current theory suggests that the prosauropods were a side-branch on the sauropod (Sauropoda) family tree, and not ancestral to later forms.

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