Shantungosaurus

Shantungo-saurus

Pronunciation:
shan-TUN-go-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Shantung (=Shandong) lizard'
Shantungosaurus
Dinosaur description:
15.0m-long
euornithopod
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Diet:
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Country:
China
Period:
Late Cretaceous, 78-74 million years ago
Shantungosaurus milieu

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Ornithopoda, Euornithopoda, Iguanadontia, Euiguanadontia, Dryomorpha, Ankylopollexia, Iguanodontoidea, Hadrosauridae, Euhadrosauria, Hadrosaurinae
Named by:
Hu (1973)
Type species:
giganteus
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