Yunnanosaurus huangi

  • Pronounced:  you - non - o - Sore - us

  • Diet:  Herbivore (plant-eater)

  • Name Means:  "Yunnan Lizard"

  • Length:  23 ft.(7 meters)

  • Height:  7ft.(2 meters)

  • Weight:  unknown

  • Time:  Early Jurassic - 195 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Asia

Yunnanosaurus was one of the first large plant-eaters in Asia. This dinosaur was a prosauropod, which means it was an ancestor of the long-necked plant-eating giants that came later in the Jurassic Period. It would have been able to walk on its back legs and stand up to reach the leaves higher in the trees. However, it was big enough that it would have also walked on all four legs.

Yunnanosaurus is considered a close relative of Lufengosaurus, with some differences in the skull. There are two recognized species of this genus.

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