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
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.