Sinosaurus

Sinosaurus triassicus

  • Pronounced:  Sine - o - Sore - us

  • Diet:  Carnivore (Meat-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "China Lizard"

  • Length:  Unknown

  • Height:  Unknown

  • Weight:  unknown

  • Time:  Early Jurassic - 190 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Asia

Sinosaurus was a very large meat-eater that lived in China at the beginning of the Jurassic period. Since the only parts of this dinosaur ever discovered are teeth and a small piece of its upper jaw, it is hard to know exactly what it looked like. It was probably one of the first large meat-eaters to live in Asia.

There is a great deal of uncertainty regarding the material associated with this genus. Some material originally discovered with the teeth has since been regarded as belonging to a prosauropod. Teeth assigned to Vulcanodon seem to be almost identical to the Sinosaurus teeth. It has even been suggested that the teeth belong to a non-dinosaur, possibly a large thecodont.



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