Fun Gannansaurus Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Apr 19, 2022
Edited by Luca Demetriou
Fact-checked by Sakshi Raturi
Gannansaurus facts talk about the genus from the Upper Cretaceous.
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Gannansaurus was a somphospondylan sauropod genus dinosaur that lived in China during the late Cretaceous period. Lü Junchang, Yi Laiping, Zhong Hui, and Wei Xuefang named Gannansaurus for the first time in 2013. Gannansaurus sinensis is a type species.

Gannansaurus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Gannansaurus'?

The name Gannansaurus is pronounced as 'Gan-nan-sor-us'.

What type of dinosaur was a Gannansaurus?

It's a somphospondylan sauropod with a single largely intact dorsal vertebra and a mid-caudal vertebra.

In which geological period did the Gannansaurus roam the Earth?

This species lived in China during the Late Cretaceous period in the Maastrichtian age.

When did the Gannansaurus become extinct?

Gannansaurus existed between 72.1 million and 66 million years ago.

Where did Gannansaurus live?

Gannansaurus lived in the Late Cretaceous Nanxiong Formation of Ganzhou Basin in Jiangxi Province of China, Asia.

What was the Gannansaurus' habitat?

Gannansaurus was a terrestrial herbivore sauropod.

Who did the Gannansaurus live with?

The social structure of the Gannansaurus remains unknown due to the lack of discovery of fossils.

How long did a Gannansaurus live?

Gannansaurus lived on the surface of the planet some 72.1 million and 66 million years ago, in the Late Cretaceous period.

How did they reproduce?

The breeding behavior of this specimen has remained unknown due to the lack of fossils.

Gannansaurus Fun Facts

What did the Gannansaurus look like?

Little is known about what this dinosaur looks like or the strength of its teeth because the genus is based on the description of one and a half vertebrae fossils.

Gannansaurus was probably not an omnivore.

How many bones did a Gannansaurus have?

Paleontologists have only discovered two vertebrae of this specimen as evidence.

How did they communicate?

Like all other dinosaurs, it is presumed that this species communicated by audible and visual signals.

How big was the Gannansaurus?

Paleontologists have found only two vertebrae of this specimen, and therefore we do not know how big it is.

How fast could a Gannansaurus move?

Due to a lack of data, we do not know the speed of a Gannansaurus sinensis.

How much did a Gannansaurus weigh?

The weight of somphospondylan sauropod is unknown due to a lack of data.

What were the male and female names of the species?

The male and female species of these dinosaurs do not have any specific classification.

What would you call a baby Gannansaurus?

A baby dinosaur is called a nestling or hatchling.

How aggressive were they?

Due to a lack of evidence, little has been researched about their aggression.

Did You Know…

Gannansaurus shares some characteristics with a dinosaur who inhabited China during the early Cretaceous period known as Euhelopus.

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Gannansaurus Facts

What Did They Prey On?

Unknown

what Type of Animal were they?

Herbivore

Average Litter Size?

Unknown

What Did They Look Like?

Unknown

How Much Did They Weigh?

Unknown

Skin Type

Unknown

How Long Were They?

Unknown

How Tall Were They?

Unknown

Kingdom

Animalia

Class

Reptilia

Genus

Gannansaurus

Family

Sauropodomorpha

Scientific Name

Gannansaurus sinensis

What Were Their Main Threats?

Natural disasters and predation by other animals

What Habitat Did They Live In?

Terrestrial habitats

Where Did They Live?

Asia
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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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