Jiangjunosaurus

Jiangjunosaurus junggarensis

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Genus information

Jiangjunosaurus is a genus of stegosaur that lived during the Upper Jurassic epoch of China. It was a fairly large species of stegosaur, reaching up to 7 meters in length and weighted about 2.000 kg! Jiangjunosaurus had a typical head, being more elongated and less broad compared to other stegosaurs. It was a herbivore, feeding on grasses and leaves.

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Stegosauridae

Asia

Upper Jurassic

Species information

The genus of Jiangjunosaurus contains just a singular species: J. junggarensis. The holotype of the specimen contained parts of the skull and several neck vertebrae with dermal armour plates. Jiangjunosaurus means literally "general lizard", named because it was found solitary and generals in China were buried solitary too.

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Jiangjunosaurus junggarensis

Jia et al. 2007

Asia

Upper Jurassic

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7.0 m

2.0 m

2.500 kg

Reference:

Chengkai, J., Foster, C. A., Xing, X., & Clark, J. M. (2007). The first stegosaur (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) from the Upper Jurassic Shishugou Formation of Xinjiang, China. Acta Geologica Sinica‐English Edition, 81(3), 351-356.

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