(He Kin-Lu’s lizard).
Named By: P. M. Barrett, R. J. Butler & F. Knoll - 2005.
Synonyms: Yandusaurus multidens.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ornithopoda.
Species: H. multidens (type).
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.
- 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.