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Gobisaurus

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Gobisaurus is known from a skull and postcranium. The size of the skull suggests that the dinosaur was up to 5m long.

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Pronounced
goh-bee-sore-us
Meaning of name
Gobi lizard
Length
up to  5m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(121 - 99 million years ago)
Found in
Peoples Republic of China

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Ankylosauromorpha, Ankylosauria, Ankylosauridae, Gobisaurus
Named by
Vickaryous, Russell, Currie and Zhao (2001)
Type species
domoculus