Name: Yizhousaurus ‭(‬Yizhou lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ye-zu-sor-us.
Named By: Qian-Nan Zhang‭ ‬,‭ ‬Hai-Lu You,‭ ‬Tao Wang‭ & ‬Sanker Chatterjee‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha,‭ ‬Sauropoda.
Species: Y.‭ ‬sunae‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly about‭ ‬7‭ ‬meters long for the holotype.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Yunnan Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Lufeng Formation.
Time period: Early Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial post cranial skeleton,‭ ‬including most vertebrae from the neck,‭ ‬back pelvis and first few vertebrae of the tail,‭ ‬pelvis,‭ ‬thigh bones,‭ ‬shoulder girdle and fore limbs.

       Yizhousaurus is a genus of sauropodomorph dinosaur that lived in Asia during the early Jurassic,‭ ‬and is a rare example of such a dinosaur where the skull is known,‭ ‬and in an almost perfect state.‭

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new sauropodiform dinosaur with a‭ '‬sauropodan‭' ‬skull from the Lower Jurassic Lufeng Formation of Yunnan Province,‭ ‬China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Scientific Reports.‭ ‬8.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Qian-Nan Zhang‭ ‬,‭ ‬Hai-Lu You,‭ ‬Tao Wang‭ & ‬Sanker Chatterjee‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.


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