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Bellusaurus

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Bellusaurus is known from 17 partial skeletons, including from young dinosaurs.

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Pronounced
bel-uh-sore-us
Meaning of name
fine lizard
Length
  5m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Mid Jurassic
(180 - 159 million years ago)
Found in
Peoples Republic of China

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Bellusaurus
Named by
Dong and Azuma (1990)
Type species
sui