Euhelopus

Euhelopus zdanskyi

  • Pronounced:  u - Heel - o - puss

  • Diet:  Herbivore (Plant-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Good Marsh Foot"

  • Length:  50 feet (15 m)

  • Height:  15 feet (5 m)

  • Weight:  20 tons (18,000 kilos)

  • Time:  Late Jurassic - 152 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in China

This long-necked sauropod plant-eater from China was the first of these types of dinosaurs to be discovered in that country, back in 1929. The entire front portion of the skeleton, including the skull, was found in tact, so scientists know almost exactly what this creature looked like. Its nose was located on top of its head and in front of its eyes, a feature seen in sauropods like Brachiosaurus  and Camarasaurus 

Euhelopus had a blunt skull, fairly camarasaurid in shape, and had the spoon-shaped teeth common to that family of dinosaurs. It also had some characteristics, such as its pelvis, similar to Omeisaurus  The earliest life restoration of this dinosaur pictured it as a water dweller, with its nose peeking out above the surface. This was discounted as this view of sauropods was discarded.



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