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JEHOLOSAURUS

a plant-eating jeholosaurid cerapodan dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of China.
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Pronunciation: jay-HOLL-o-SOR-us
Meaning: Jehol lizard
Author/s: Xu, Wang and You (2000)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Liaoning, China
Chart Position: 389

Jeholosaurus shangyuanensis

(Jehol lizard from Shangyuan)Etymology
Jeholosaurus 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, shangyuanensis, is derived from "Shangyuan" (its place of discovery) and the Latin "ensis" (from).
Discovery
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. The holotype (IVPP V 12529) is a partial skeleton.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Early Cretaceous
Stage: Aptian
Age range: 125-122 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: ?
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: ?
Diet: Herbivore
Family Tree:
Dinosauria
Ornithischia
Cerapoda
Ornithopoda
Jeholosauridae
Jeholosaurus
shangyuanensis
References
• Xu, Wang and You (2000) "A primitive ornithopod from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation of Liaoning". Vertebrata Palasiatica 38: 318-325.
• 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" Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31(3):626-540. [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" Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32(6): 1370-1395 [coins "Jeholosauridae"].
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Atkinson, L. "JEHOLOSAURUS :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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