Hexinlusaurus

Name: Hexinlusaurus ‭(‬He Kin-Lu’s lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Hey-zin-loo-sore-us.
Named By: P.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Barrett,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Butler‭ & ‬F.‭ ‬Knoll‭ ‬-‭ ‬2005.
Synonyms: Yandusaurus multidens.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ Ornithischia, Ornithopoda.
Species: H.‭ ‬multidens‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Up to about ‬1.2‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Sichuan Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Xiashaximiao Formation.
Time period: Bajocian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Several individuals.

       One of many small ornithopod dinosaurs from the Jurassic of China,‭ ‬there has been some speculation that Hexinlusaurus may actually represent a juvenile form of another ornithopod.‭ ‬Similar small ornithopods from the same formation as Hexinlusaurus include Agilisaurus,‭ ‬Yandusaurus and Xiaosaurus.‭ ‬Other herbivorous dinosaurs may have come across include stegosaurs Tuojiangosaurus and Huayangosaurus as well as sauropods such as Shunosaurus and Omeisaurus.‭ ‬Many Predatory threats including Gasosaurus,‭ ‬Yangchuanosaurus and Xuanhanosaurus were also present.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Small-bodied ornithischian dinosaurs from the Middle Jurassic of Sichuan,‭ ‬China.‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬25‭(‬4‭)‬:823-834‭ ‬-‭ ‬P.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Barrett,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Butler‭ & ‬F.‭ ‬Knoll‭ ‬-‭ ‬2005.



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