Fun Leshansaurus Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Apr 11, 2022
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Interesting Leshansaurus facts for kids to enjoy.

Fossils of a carnivorous dinosaur were discovered and studied in China that dated back to the Late Jurassic.

Leshansaurus dinosaur fossils were unearthed from the Shangshaximiao Formation strata of the Late Jurassic period. These deadly-looking dinosaurs were mid-sized theropods, bigger than other theropods of that era.

The first specimen was found of an adult in 2007 where a partially complete skeleton of the species was discovered from the rock formation.

Leshansaurus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Leshansaurus'?

Leshansaurus is pronounced as 'Leh-shan-sore-us'.

What type of dinosaur was a Leshansaurus?

It is a theropod dinosaur.

In which geological period did the Leshansaurus roam the Earth?

Leshansaurus existed during the Late Jurassic period.

When did the Leshansaurus become Extinct?

It is unknown when exactly they went Extinct.

Where did Leshansaurus live?

Leshansaurus dinosaur fossils were discovered from the rock strata of the Shangshaximiao Formation in China and was described by Chinese paleontologists.

What was the Leshansaurus' habitat?

Being a carnivore, it can be assumed that the Leshansaurus lived around the forested and grasslandic areas, near water bodies.

Who did the Leshansaurus live with?

Leshansaurus dinosaurs lived with other wild animals and dinosaur species living in that geological era.

How long did a Leshansaurus live?

The exact lifespan has not been estimated.

How did they reproduce?

Leshansaurus laid eggs.

Leshansaurus Fun Facts

What did the Leshansaurus look like?

Leshansaurus qianweiensis was a carnivore that was medium in size. Its skull was elongated and broad at the front.

Fossils of this genus of Late Jurassic period were found by Chinese paleontologists.

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How many bones did a Leshansaurus have?

The discovery of the dinosaur fossils discovered from the Shangshaximiao Formation had an elongated skull, femur, tibia, spines, and a few other parts.

How did they communicate?

The exact style of communication is unknown.

How big was the Leshansaurus?

From the Leshansaurus fossils, it was estimated that it was 19-22 ft (6-7 m) in length and 5 ft (1.5 m) tall.

How fast could a Leshansaurus move?

Their moving speed is not known.

How much did a Leshansaurus weigh?

Their weight is unknown.

What were the male and female names of the species?

No separate names were assigned to males and females.

What would you call a baby Leshansaurus?

The baby Leshansaurus did not have any specific name.

How aggressive were they?

Being a carnivore, their highly predatory nature can be well estimated. Hence, they perhaps had a tendency to bite other animals.

Did You Know…

The Shangshaximiao Formation was rich in fossils of various dinosaur species of the Late Jurassic period.

The name Leshansaurus qianweiensis was given after the city Leshan and county Qianwei of China from where the Leshansaurus fossils were found.

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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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