Fun Ferganasaurus Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Jan 18, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Apr 18, 2022
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Feraganasauras facts shed light on this amazing creature!

Ferganasaurus is considered a genus of neosauropod dinosaurs that inhabited Kyrgyzstan and existed during the Callovian stage of the Middle Jurassic period. The first fossil was conducted in 1966 and the second in 2002. It is somewhat similar to Rhoetosaurus, found in the same locality. Research yielding new material hasn't been much fruitful.

Ferganasaurus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Ferganasaurus'?

It is pronounced as 'Fer-gan-ah-sore-us'.

What type of dinosaur was a Ferganasaurus?

Its classification is fraught with conflicting theories. They have been placed under the classification of a neosauropod as well as sauropod order.

In which geological period did the Ferganasaurus roam the Earth?

The Ferganasaurus existed during the Callovian stage of the Middle Jurassic period, about 165 million years ago.

When did the Ferganasaurus become extinct?

Science has failed to conclude when the Ferganasaurus went extinct. However, sauropods were defunct around 145 million years ago, so it can be expected the same for this species.

Where did Ferganasaurus live?

The locality of a Ferganasaurus was mainly the Fergana Valley and the Balabansai Formations, Kyrgyzstan.

What was the Ferganasaurus' habitat?

Research suggests that the species lived in a terrestrial habitat.

Who did the Ferganasaurus live with?

The fossils discovered failed to answer whether they lived alone or in groups.

How long did a Ferganasaurus live?

The lifespan of Ferganasauras is not known. Sauropods, however, lived in around a range of 30-50 years which may be applicable here too.

How did they reproduce?

The Ferganasaurus reproduced by laying eggs.

Ferganasaurus Fun Facts

What did the Ferganasaurus look like?

The Ferganasauras were large in size with a rugged skin. Like several middle Jurassic dinosaurs, it had a large body with strong forelimbs and a huge tail and may have had neck frills.

Science has failed to conclude when the Ferganasaurus went extinct

How many bones did a Ferganasaurus have?

The number of bones has not been recognized. Fossils of the partial skeleton along with the skull and vertebrae have only been examined by the School of Zoology.

How did they communicate?

No communication records have been identified.

How big was the Ferganasaurus?

30 ft (9 m) of length and 6.6 ft (2 m) of height indicates that the Ferganasauras were huge in nature.

How fast could a Ferganasaurus move?

No records are available regarding the speed of this breed.

How much did a Ferganasaurus weigh?

The weight of a Ferganasauras is estimated at 11772.7 lb (5340 kg).

What were the male and female names of the species?

No specific name has been ascribed to the male and female.

What would you call a baby Ferganasaurus?

A baby Ferganasaurus may be called a hatchling.

How aggressive were they?

These dinosaurs may have used their mouth and tail to defend themselves. No concrete information on their aggressiveness is available.

Did You Know…

The dinosaur derived its name, meaning Fergana Valley Lizard, from paleontologists Alifanov and Averianov in 2003.

The Ferganasaurus is one of the oldest species of neosauropods found during the Middle Jurassic, as mentioned in the journal of 'Vertebrate Paleontology'.

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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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