Zhejiangosaurus

Name: Zhejiangosaurus ‭(‬Zhejiang lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Zay-jee-ang-o-sore-us.
Named By: Junchang Lu,‭ ‬Xingsheng Jin,‭ ‬Yiming Sheng‭ & ‬Yihong Li‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Thyreophora,‭ ‬Ankylosauria,‭ ‬Nodosauridae.
Species: Z.‭ ‬lishuiensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertian.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Zhejian Province.
Time period: Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skeleton including vertebrae,‭ ‬right ilium,‭ ‬partial left ilium,‭ ‬right pubis,‭ ‬end of the ischium and both hind legs.

       Zhejiangosaurus is not completely known,‭ ‬nor does it seem to show any special features beyond being a nodosaurid.‭ ‬This identification is itself important however since the only two other Asian nodosaurids named before this,‭ ‬Zhongyuansaurus and Liaoningosaurus,‭ ‬have now been re-classified as ankylosaurids.‭ ‬At the time of its description this makes Zhejiangosaurus the only known nodosaurid from Asia.‭ ‬Zhejiangosaurus is named after Zhejiang Province of China where the holotype fossils were found.‭ ‬Even more specifically than this,‭ ‬the species name Z.‭ ‬lishuiensis,‭ ‬means from Lishui,‭ ‬an autonomous unit from Zhejiang.

Further reading
-‭ ‬New nodosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Lishui,‭ ‬Zhejiang Province,‭ ‬China,‭ ‬Junchang Lu,‭ ‬Xingsheng Jin,‭ ‬Yiming Sheng‭ & ‬Yihong Li‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.



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