Diet: Herbivore (Plant-Eater)
Name Means: "Beautiful Lizard"
Length: 16 feet (5 m)
Height: 5 feet (1.5 m)
Weight: 1,000 pounds (450 kilos)
Time: Middle Jurassic - 170 MYA
Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in China
Bellusaurus was a small, long-necked (sauropod) dinosaur that lived in what
is now China. It belonged to the same family as
Cetiosaurus , and it is not very well known, although parts of 17
different Bellusauruses were found in one spot.
Discovered in "Dinosaur valley" in 1954 by oil-seeking geologists, the
Bellusaurus remains were found in a bone bed containing 17 individuals. The
position of the remains suggests that a herd of these dinosaurs may have been
caught in a flash flood and that the smaller individuals were killed. It is not
known how large they may have grown. The known specimens are quite small for