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15 Zhejiangosaurus Facts You’ll Never Forget

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Zhejiangosaurus is a nodosaurid from Eastern China, Asia.

The partial specimen discovered from the site revealed no special features. So, it was likely for this genus to be similar to other extinct armored dinosaur lizards.

A dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous period, Zhejiangosaurus can be described as a typical nodosaurid. Named after the site and province it was discovered in, this dinosaur would have been the size of an average height human. Not much is known about the Zhejiangosaurus, apart from it being a herbivore and its classification. The fossils had no distinct features and the material referred to belong to the holotype- ZNHM M8718. The reclassification of Zhongyuansaurus and Liaoningosaurus led to Zhejiangosaurus being classed as the only known member of the Nodosauridae at least at the time of discovery.

Zhejiangosaurus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Zhejiangosaurus'?

The pronunciation of Zhejiangosaurus is 'Zay-jee-ang-o-sore-us'.

What type of dinosaur was a Zhejiangosaurus?

Zhejiangosaurus was an extinct genus of dinosaurs belonging to the Nodosauridae family.

In which geological period did the Zhejiangosaurus roam the Earth?

Zhejiangosaurus roamed the earth during the Cenomanian stage of the Upper Cretaceous Epoch.

When did the Zhejiangosaurus become extinct?

Zhejiangosaurus became extinct by the end of the Cenomanian stage of the Upper Cretaceous Era.

Where did Zhejiangosaurus live?

Zhejiangosaurus was a terrestrial species.

What was the Zhejiangosaurus' habitat?

The fossils of the type species were discovered from Lishui, Zhejiang Province in Eastern China.

Who did the Zhejiangosaurus live with?

It is not known who Zhejiangosaurus used to share their territory with.

How long did a Zhejiangosaurus live?

The lifespan of Zhejiangosaurus is not known.

How did they reproduce?

Zhejiangosaurus used to reproduce by laying eggs.

Zhejiangosaurus Fun Facts

What did the Zhejiangosaurus look like?

The fossil representation of the Zhejiangosaurus revealed it to be a member of the nodosaurid family. The dinosaur's skeleton parts like the complete hindlimbs and partial left ilium do not have any special features.

The species description was based on partial fossils.

How many bones did a Zhejiangosaurus have?

The fossils of the type species included an incomplete skeleton. This skeleton had eight vertebrae with a preserved sacrum, partial left ilium and complete right one, right ischium's proximal end, two hind legs, unidentified bones, and caudal vertebrae (14).

How did they communicate?

The communication style is unknown.

How big was the Zhejiangosaurus?

The Zhejiangosaurus was 17 ft (5 m) in length.

How fast could a Zhejiangosaurus move?

The speed by which Zhejiangosaurus would have moved is unknown.

How much did a Zhejiangosaurus weigh?

Zhejiangosaurus would have weighed around 3086.47 lb (1400 kg).

What were the male and female names of the species?

Both sexes will be referred to as adults.

What would you call a baby Zhejiangosaurus?

The baby would be a juvenile.

How aggressive were they?

The aggression showcased by the Zhejiangosaurus has yet to be ascertained.

Did You Know…

The type species was named after the site from which the fossils of this dinosaur from the cretaceous era were found.

Lü Junchang et al. (2007) named the type species Zhejiangosaurus lishuiensis.

 

*We've been unable to source an image of Zhejiangosaurus and have used an image of Nipponosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Zhejiangosaurus, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected]

*We've been unable to source an image of Zhejiangosaurus and have used an image of Lesothosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Zhejiangosaurus, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected]

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