a plant-eating jeholosaurid cerapodan dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of China.
, Wang and You (2000
(Jehol lizard from Shangyuan)Etymology
is derived from "Jehol" (the name of an old geographical area in western Liaoning and northern Hebei Provinces of China) and the Greek "sauros" (lizard).
The species epithet
, is derived from "Shangyuan" (its place of discovery) and the Latin "ensis" (from).
The remains of Jeholosaurus
were discovered in the Lujiatun Member of the Yixian Formation at Lujiatun Village, Shangyuan, near Beipiao City, Liaoning Province, China, in 2000.
(IVPP V 12529) is a partial skeleton.
: Early Cretaceous
: 125-122 mya
Est. max. length
Est. max. hip height
Est. max. weight
• Xu, Wang and You (2000) "A primitive ornithopod from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation of Liaoning".
• Peter J. Makovicky, Brandon M. Kilbourne, Rudyard W. Sadleir and Mark A. Norell (2011) "A new basal ornithopod (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia" (recovers Jeholosaurus as a close relative of Haya griva)
• G.S. Paul (2010) "The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs
• Han, Feng-Lu; Paul M. Barrett, Richard J. Butler, and Xing Xu (2012) "Postcranial anatomy of Jeholosaurus shangyuanensis
(Dinosauria, Ornithischia) from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of China" (coins "Jeholosauridae")
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