Name: Tienshanosaurus ‭(‬Tienshan lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Tighn-shan-o-sore-us.
Named By: C.‭ ‬-C.‭ ‬Young‭ ‬-‭ ‬1937.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Eusauropoda,‭ ‬Mamenchisauridae.
Species: T.‭ ‬chitaiensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Estimated about‭ ‬12‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Xinjian.
Time period: Late Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains and an egg.

       Tienshanosaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived in China during the late Jurassic.‭ ‬At twelve meters long Tienshanosaurus seems to have been fairly small for a sauropod dinosaur.‭ ‬In the past there has been some confusion concerning the validity of the genus,‭ ‬with the genus Euhelopus being considered to be a synonym by Ralph Molar in‭ ‬1991,‭ ‬while Valérie Martin-Rolland named Tienshanosaurus as a species of Euhelopus in‭ ‬1999.‭ ‬Despite this,‭ ‬at the time of writing both Euhelopus and Tienshanosaurus are both generally considered to be distinct.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new dinosaurian from Sinkiang.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Palaeontologia Sinica,‭ ‬New Series C,‭ ‬Whole Series No.‭ ‬132‭ ‬213:‭ ‬1-29.‭ ‬-‭ ‬C.‭ ‬-C.‭ ‬Young‭ ‬-‭ ‬1937.
-‭ ‬Fossil Reptiles in Australia.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Ralph E.‭ ‬Molnar‭ ‬-‭ ‬In:‭ ‬Editors P.‭ ‬Vickers-Rich,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Monaghan,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Baird and T.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Rich with the assistance of E.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Thompson and C.‭ ‬Williams,‭ ‬Vertebrate Palaeontology of Australasia.‭ ‬-1991.
-‭ ‬Les sauropodes chinois.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Revue Paléobiologie,‭ ‬Genève‭ ‬18‭(‬1‭)‬:‭ ‬287-315.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Valerie Martin-Rolland‭ ‬-‭ ‬1999.


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