Yueosaurus

Name: Yueosaurus ‭(‬Yue lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Yu-oh-sore-us.
Named By: Wenjie Zheng,‭ ‬Xingsheng Jin,‭ ‬Masateru Shibata,‭ ‬Yoichi Azuma‭ & ‬Fangming Yu‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Cerapoda,‭ ‬Ornithopoda.
Species: Y.‭ ‬tiantaiensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Estimated‭ ‬1.5‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Zhiejiang Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Liangtoutang Formation.
Time period: Aptian to Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeleton.

       First discovered in‭ ‬1998‭ ‬when a road construction uncovered the remains,‭ ‬it took a team of palaeontologists all the way to‭ ‬2012‭ ‬to publish a description about this dinosaur.‭ ‬Yueosaurus is regarded as being a basal ornithopod dinosaur,‭ ‬the fifth known from Asia and the most Southern at the time of its discovery.‭ ‬This has allowed for a broader understanding of the distribution of these types of dinosaurs in Asia.

Further reading
- A new ornithischian dinosaur from the Cretaceous Liangtoutang Formation of Tiantai, Zhejiang Province, China. - Cretaceous Research 34:208-219. - W. Zheng, X. Jin, M. Shibata, Y. Azuma, and F.-M. Yu. - 2012.



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