Name: Yuanmousaurus ‭(‬Yuanmou lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Yu-an-mow-sore-us.
Named By: J.‭ ‬Lü,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Li,‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Wang,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Zhang‭ & ‬Z.‭ ‬Dong‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Eusauropoda,‭ ‬Mamenchisauridae.
Species: Y.‭ ‬jingyiensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: About‭ ‬17‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Yunnan Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zhanghe Formation.
Time period: Mid Jurassic.‭
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.

       Yuanmousaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur that has most recently been considered to be related to genera such as Mamenchisaurus and Tienshanosaurus.‭ ‬This interpretation is based upon a partial cervical‭ (‬neck‭) ‬vertebra,‭ ‬at the time of writing the only part‭ ‬of the neck known that shows elongation similar to the neck vertebrae of mamenchisaurid sauropods.

Further reading
-‭ ‬New eusauropod dinosaur from Yuanmou of Yunnan province,‭ ‬China.‭ ‬Acta Geologica Sinica‭ ‬80‭(‬1‭)‬:1-10.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Lü,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Li,‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Wang,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Zhang‭ & ‬Z.‭ ‬Dong‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.


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