Name: Irisosaurus ‭(‬Iridescent lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: E-riss-o-sor-us.
Named By: Claire Peyre de Fabrègues,‭ ‬Shundong Bi,‭ ‬Hongqing Li,‭ ‬Gang Li,‭ ‬Lei Yang‭ & ‬Xing Xu‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha,‭ ‬Anchisauria.
Species: I.‭ ‬yimenensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of fossil remains,‭ ‬but roughly estimated to be about‭ ‬5.5‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Yunnan Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Fengjiahe Formation.
Time period: Early Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial remains.

       Irisosaurus is a genus of sauropodomorph that lived in Asia during the early Jurassic.‭ ‬Though only known from partial remains,‭ ‬Irisosaurus is thought to have been similar to the genus Mussaurus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new species of early-diverging Sauropodiformes from the Lower Jurassic Fengjiahe Formation of Yunnan Province,‭ ‬China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Scientific Reports.‭ ‬10‭ (‬1‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Claire Peyre de Fabrègues,‭ ‬Shundong Bi,‭ ‬Hongqing Li,‭ ‬Gang Li,‭ ‬Lei Yang‭ & ‬Xing Xu‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.


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