Jiangshanosaurus ‭(‬Jiangshan lizard‭)‬

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Jiangshanosaurus ‭(‬Jiangshan lizard‭)‬

Phonetic : Je-ang-shan-o-sore-us.

Named By : F.‭ ‬Tang,‭ ‬X.-M.‭ ‬Kang,‭ ‬Z.-S.‭ ‬Jin,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Wei‭ & ‬W.-T.‭ ‬Wu‭ ‬-‭ ‬2001

Diet : Herbivore

Size : Estimated 5 meters long

Type of Dinosaur : Sauropod

Type Species : J.‭ ‬lixianensis‭ (‬type‭)

Found in : China,‭ ‬Zhejiang Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Jinhua Formation

When it Lived : Early Jurassic, 205-190 million years ago

Jingshanosaurus, which means “Jingshan Lizard”, is a genus sauropodomorph dinosaur that lived in the Jurassic Period 201.3 million years ago. It was extinct in the Hettangian Age 199.3 millions years ago.


Jingshanosaurus xinwaensisFarleyKatz, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons


It weighed in at 4359118g and had an adult length of 845mm. Jingshanosaurusxinwaensis reached a length of 5 meters (16.4 ft).

Near the Yunnan Province in China, the fossils of the animal, which included the skull and a nearly complete bone skeleton, were discovered. Zhang and Yang first described the type species J. xinwaensis in 1995. Museums had displayed fossil remains of Jingshanosaurus for many years before the official naming. The skull and skeleton of Jingshanosaurus xinwaensis has been discovered and it is believed to be the last living prosauropod.

Source: Wikipedia