Tienshanosaurus

Tienshanosaurus chitalensis

  • Pronounced:  tee-En-shan-o-Saw-rus

  • Diet:  Herbivore (plant-eater)

  • Name Means:  Tien Shan Lizard

  • Length:  33-40 feet (10-12 meters)

  • Height:  10-13 feet (3-4 meters)

  • Weight:  unknown

  • Time:  Late Jurassic - 156 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Asia

Tienshanosaurus was a medium-sized, long-necked plant-eater from China. This was a heavily built dinosaur related to Camarasaurus from North America. It was discovered in the 1920's at that time when very few dinosaurs had been identified from China, and most of those found were from the Cretaceous period. This Jurassic giant was only the second sauropod found in China.

Because of the lack of fossil material, particularly the skull, the exact relationship of this dinosaur to the other sauropods has not been established.



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