Name: Jingshanosaurus ‭(‬Jingshan lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Jing-shan-o-sore-us.
Named By: Y.‭ ‬Zhang and Z.‭ ‬Yang‭ ‬-‭ ‬1994.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha.
Species: J.‭ ‬xinwaensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: About‭ ‬7.5‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Yunnan Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Lufeng Formation,‭ ‬Shawan Member.
Time period: Hettangian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Almost complete skeleton and skull.

       Jingshanosaurus is a genus of sauropodomorph dinosaur that lived in China during the Jurassic.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬there has been past speculation that Jingshanosaurus might be synonymous with another genus named Yunnanosaurus.‭ ‬Jingshanosaurus should not be confused with the similarly named titanosaur Jiangshanosaurus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new complete osteology of Prosauropoda in Lufeng Basin,‭ ‬Yunnan,‭ ‬China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Yunnan Publishing House of Science and Technology,‭ ‬Kunming,‭ ‬China‭ ‬1-100.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Zhang and Z.‭ ‬Yang‭ ‬-‭ ‬1994.


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