Fun Hexinlusaurus Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Jan 13, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Apr 19, 2022
Edited by Luca Demetriou
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Hexinlusaurus was a small herbivorous ornithischian dinosaur found in Asia during the Middle Jurassic period. One fossil of this species was found in China and This animal was initially classified as a species related to Yandusaurus but the classification was later changed as a new genus.

The discovery of this new species was mentioned in the journal of Chengdu college of geology which is now known as the Chengdu University and this genus has also been explained in the journal of Vertebrate paleontology.

Hexinlusaurus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Hexinlusaurus'?

Hexinlusaurus is pronounced as 'Hey-zin-loo-sore-us'.

What type of reptile was a Hexinlusaurus?

Hexinlusaurus was a small terrestrial animal. They have been considered ornithischian dinosaurs.

In which geological period did the Hexinlusaurus roam the Earth?

This dinosaur existed during the middle Jurassic period that is 163.5-174.1 million years ago.

When did the Hexinlusaurus become extinct?

They became extinct around 157-164 million years ago that is during the late Jurassic period.

Where did Hexinlusaurus live?

The fossils were found at Shaximiao Formation in China and are known to have lived in Asia during the Middle Jurassic period.

What was the Hexinlusaurus's' habitat?

These ornithischian dinosaurs were herbivorous terrestrial animals, so they lived on the land with lush vegetation.

Who did the Hexinlusaurus live with?

Data regarding who this species lived with is not available.

How long did a Hexinlusaurus live?

The lifespan of this species is unknown.

How did they reproduce?

This species of dinosaurs reproduced by laying eggs.

Hexinlusaurus Fun Facts

What did the Hexinlusaurus look like?

Hexinlusaurus is a hypsilophodont dinosaur so they were small with two forearms and two hind legs adapted for standing and fast running. This was a small ornithischian dinosaur with two small arms and two legs.

Hexinlusaurus went extinct in the late Jurassic Period.

How many bones did a Hexinlusaurus have?

The exact number of bones of this genus is unknown.

How did they communicate?

Communicative methods of this hypsilophodont dinosaur are unknown but dinosaurs, on the whole, are known to communicate with symbolic calls, cracking sounds, hoots, and hollers.

How big was the Hexinlusaurus?

They were small with a length of 3.9 ft (1.2 m).

How fast could a Hexinlusaurus move?

They were small and fleet-footed so they can run very fast.

How much did a Hexinlusaurus weigh?

Details about the weight of a Hexinlusaurus is not available.

What were the male and female names of the species?

There are no separate male and female names assigned to the species.

What would you call a baby Hexinlusaurus?

No specific names have been assigned for a baby Hexinlusaurus.

How aggressive were they?

No data about their behavioral pattern are available.

Did You Know…

One fossil comprising of a partial skull and postcranial remains were found in China. This new species was explained in the journal of Chengdu college of geology and the journal of vertebrate paleontology. The name of the species honors the professor named He xin lu who originally named this species.

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*We've been unable to source an image of Hexinlusaurus and have used an image of Prenoceratops instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Hexinlusaurus, 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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