Jiangjunosaurus

Name: Jiangjunosaurus ‭(‬Jiangjun lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Je-ang-ju-no-sore-us.
Named By: C.‭ ‬Jia,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Forster,‭ ‬X.‭ ‬Xu‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Clark‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia, Thyreophora,‭ ‬Stegosauria,‭ ‬Stegosauridae.
Species: J.‭ ‬junggarensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain,‭ ‬due to lack of remains,‭ ‬but in the past has been roughly estimated to be around the‭ ‬6‭ ‬meters mark.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Xinjiang‭ ‬-‭ ‬Shishugou Formation.
Time period: Oxfordian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and lower jaws,‭ ‬as well as partial post cranial skeletal remains including scapula,‭ ‬coracoid,‭ ‬ribs,‭ ‬eleven cervical‭ (‬neck‭) ‬vertebrae and two plates from the neck area.‭ ‬Holotype fossils are of a subadult individual.

       Jiangjunosaurus is a genus of stegosaurid dinosaur that lived in China during the earlier part of late Jurassic.‭ ‬Though Jiangjunosaurus is far from complete,‭ ‬this stegosaur is known to have had a skull that was elongated in proportion to its width.‭ ‬Jiangjunosaurus was found by itself,‭ ‬and because generals are buried in temples by themselves,‭ ‬the name Jiangjunosaurus was chosen as‭ ‘‬Jiangjun‭’ ‬is Chinese for‭ ‘‬general‭’‬.
       Other dinosaurs that are known from the same fossil bearing formation as Jiangjunosaurus include the primitive ceratopsian dinosaur Yinlong,‭ ‬and sauropods such as Mamenchisaurus,‭ ‬Bellusaurus and Tienshanosaurus.‭ ‬Numerous small theropod dinosaurs such as Guanlong,‭ ‬Zuolong and Aorun may have also lived in the same habitat as Jiangjunosaurus,‭ ‬but particular predatory threats to Jiangjunosaurus likely include the larger Monolophosaurus and Sinraptor.‭ ‬In the skies above Jiangjunosaurus,‭ ‬pterosaurs such as Sericipterus flew.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The first stegosaur‭ (‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia‭) ‬from the Upper Jurassic Shishugou Formation of Xinjiang,‭ ‬China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Acta Geologica Sinica‭ ‬81‭(‬3‭)‬:351-356.‭ ‬-‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Jia,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Forster,‭ ‬X.‭ ‬Xu‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Clark‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.



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