9 sep. 2020
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.
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.
Jia et al. 2007
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