Fun Asiatosaurus Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 22, 2022
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Asiatosaurus is one of the tallest known dinosaurs.

Asiatosaurus, which means 'Asian lizard', was the first sauropod genus that was named in East Asia. Although Asiatosaurus specimens were very limited, paleontologists managed to dig out information on these giant sauropod genus. A tooth, ribs, and vertebrae were the only parts fossils found in the Napai Formation in Guangxi, China.

Asiatosaurus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Asiatosaurus'?

Asiatosaurus is pronounced as 'Aye-see-at-tuh-sawr-us'.

What type of dinosaur was an Asiatosaurus?

Asiatosaurus was a herbivore dinosaur from the sauropod species.

In which geological period did the Asiatosaurus roam the Earth?

Asiatosaurus roamed the Earth in the Early Cretaceous period.

When did the Asiatosaurus become Extinct?

Asiatosaurus and other sauropod species fell into a rapid decline by the end of the Jurassic period.

Where did Asiatosaurus live?

Asiatosaurus lived in the lower Cretaceous period in Mongolia and China.

What was Asiatosaurus' habitat?

Asiatosaurus inhabited terrestrial habitats full of marshes, dryland, deserts, and aquatic bodies.

Who did Asiatosaurus live with?

Asiatosaurus supposedly lived along with various other sauropods.

How long did Asiatosaurus live?

Asiatosaurus type species lived through the early cretaceous period, but their exact life span is unknown.

How did they reproduce?

 Just like other sauropods, Asiatosaurus was oviparous and laid eggs.

Asiatosaurus Fun Facts

What did Asiatosaurus look like?

It had a long neck, short head, giant body but with a lizard-like appearance. We cannot say for sure how territorial or colorful they were.

Asiatosaurus is easily comparable to Brachiosaurus.

How many bones did Asiatosaurus have?

Studying Asiatosaurs type species was troubling for paleontologists as the fossils found in excavation only included a tooth, multiple ribs, and three cervical vertebrae.

How did they communicate?

The communication medium among Asiatosaurs is unknown.

How big was Asiatosaurus?

Its length was 101.7 ft (31 m) and height was 57 ft (17.5 m) which exceeded the height of Brachiosaurus.

How fast could Asiatosaurus move?

Its speed is unknown.

How much did Asiatosaurus weigh?

Asiatosarus weighed around 99208 lb (45000 kg).

What were the male and female names of the species?

The information regarding male and female Asiatosaurus is unknown.

What would you call a baby Asiatosaurus?

There are no specific names given to baby Asiatosaurs.

What did they eat?

Asiatosaurs were herbivores and ate leaves, plants, and shrubs.

How aggressive were they?

Sauropods are known to be the gentle giants of dinosaurs, so they were not very aggressive nor is there any chance of them biting other animals. It is unknown if they were greedy.

Did You Know...

Asiatosaurs type species include Asiatosaurus mongolensis and Asiatosaurus kwangshiensis.

Hou Et Al classified Asiatosaurs within the Brachiosauridae family.

This genus' name means 'Asian lizard'.

*We've been unable to source an image of Asiatosaurus and have used an image of Brachiosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Asiatosaurus, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at hello@kidadl.com.

**We've been unable to source an image of Asiatosaurus and have used an image of Vulcanodon instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Asiatosaurus, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at hello@kidadl.com.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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