Lufengosaurus

Lufengosaurus hueni

  • Pronounced:  lew-Fen-go-Saw-rus

  • Diet:  Herbivore (Plant-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Series Lizard"

  • Length:  18 feet (6 m)

  • Height:  up to 10 feet (3 m)

  • Weight:  500 pounds (220 kilos)

  • Time:  Early Jurassic - 195 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in China

A close relative of Plateosaurus  , Lufengosaurus was a part of the family that evolved into the huge plant-eating, sauropod (long-neck) dinosaur family. In the early part of the Jurassic, dinosaurs had not differentiated themselves to a large extent and many shared common ancestors and characteristics.

Lufengosaurus was primarily quadrapedal, but it still had the ability to stand bipedally. It was developing the long neck and tail for which its descendants would become known, and it gives scientists important information about the early migration patterns of dinosaurs into Asia.

Recently, some scientists are classifying the prosauropods, including Plateosaurus  as a separate group of creatures and not simply as the ancestors of the later Jurassic sauropods. 



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