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Yunnanosaurus

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20 Yunnanosaurus skeletons have been found, including adult and juvenile specimens.

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Pronounced
yoo-nahn-oh-sore-us
Meaning of name
Yunnan lizard
Length
  7m
Diet
omnivorous
When it lived
Early Jurassic
(205 - 190 million years ago)
Found in
Peoples Republic of China

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Prosauropoda, Plateosauria, Yunnanosaurus
Named by
Young (1942)
Type species
huangi