Pronounced: you - non - o - Sore - us
Diet: Herbivore (plant-eater)
Name Means: "Yunnan Lizard"
Length: 23 ft.(7 meters)
Height: 7ft.(2 meters)
Time: Early Jurassic - 195 MYA
Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Asia
Yunnanosaurus was one of the first large
plant-eaters in Asia. This dinosaur was a
prosauropod, which means it was an ancestor of
the long-necked plant-eating giants that came
later in the Jurassic Period. It would have been
able to walk on its back legs and stand up to
reach the leaves higher in the trees. However,
it was big enough that it would have also walked
on all four legs.
Yunnanosaurus is considered a close relative of Lufengosaurus, with some differences in the skull. There are two recognized species of this genus.