Datousaurus bashanensis

  • Pronounced:  dah - too - Sore - us

  • Diet:  Herbivore (Plant-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Big Head Lizard"

  • Length:  46 ft. (14 m)

  • Height:  15 ft. (5 m)

  • Weight:  18 tons (16,000 kilos)

  • Time:  Middle Jurassic - 165 mya

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Asia

Datousaurus is a large, long-necked (sauropod) plant-eater from China. It is related to the Shunosaurus  which was the only sauropod to have a club on its tail. This was a medium-sized sauropod, but it appears to have been quite heavy.

The skull attributed to this dinosaur was found some distance from the rest of the body. Some scientists feel that the skull may actually be from a different genus than the body. The body is very close to diplodocid in structure and it may eventually be reclassified if it is discovered that the skull actually belongs to a different dinosaur.

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