Name: Bienosaurus ‭(‬Bien’s lizard‭)‬.
Named By: Z.‭ ‬Dong‭ ‬-‭ ‬2001.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Thyreophora,‭ ‬Ankylosauria,‭ ‬Scelidosauridae.
Species: B.‭ ‬lufengensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unknown due to lack of fossil remains.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Yunnan Province.
Time period: Early Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull,‭ ‬lower jaw and teeth.

       Bienosaurus is a genus of armoured dinosaur that lived in China during the early Jurassic.‭ ‬Although only known from fragmentary skull and jaw fossils,‭ ‬Bienosaurus is thought to have been similar to Scelidosaurus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Primitive armored dinosaur from the Lufeng Basin,‭ ‬China,‭ ‬by Z.‭ ‬Dong.‭ ‬In‭ ‬Mesozoic Vertebrate Life,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Tanke and K.‭ ‬Carpenter‭ (‬eds.‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬2001.
- A reassessment of the purported ankylosaurian dinosaur Bienosaurus lufengensis from the Lower Lufeng Formation of Yunnan, China". Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 64. - T. J. Raven, P. M. Barrett, X. Xu & S. C. R. Maidment - 2019.


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