Nurosarus

Nurosaurus qaganensis

  • Pronounced:  Nur - o - Saw - rus

  • Diet:  Herbivore (Plant-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Nur Lizard"

  • Length:  80 feet (25m)

  • Height:  25 feet (8 m)

  • Weight:  25 tons (22,700 kilos)

  • Time:  Late Jurassic - 130 mya

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in China

One of the largest of the Chinese long-necked plant eaters, this giant was quite stocky compared to the more slender Asian sauropods such as Mamenchisaurus  Nurosaurus has been classified as a cousin to the North American Camarasaurus  as it had a similar head and body shape.

Known from a reasonably complete skeleton, Nurosaurus has yet to be formally described. Seemingly close in appearance to Camarasaurus  it is possible that migration brought this dinosaur family to Asia in the last part of the Jurassic. Its name has often been misspelled as Nuoerosaurus, and in fact traveled under this name in a North American tour.



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