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Temporal range: Early Jurassic 190 Ma
Lufengosaurus holotype specimen.jpg
Holotype of L. huenei on display at the Paleozoological Museum of China.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Family: Massospondylidae
Genus: Lufengosaurus
Young, 1941
  • L. huenei Young, 1941(type)
  • L. magnus Young, 1947
Lufengosaurus magnus

Lufengosaurus is a genus of early sauropod dinosaur from the Lower Jurassic of China.[1] It lived in the earliest Lower Jurassic in what is now southwestern China.

Lufengosaurus was an omnivore.[1] The largest Lufengosaurus skeleton is 6 metres (20 ft) long, 4 metres (13 ft) high and 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) wide.[2][3] It weighted about 200 kilograms (440 lb).[3] It could probably walk upright based on its powerful rear legs.[3]

It was the first complete dinosaur skeleton mounted in China, and first time a dinosaur was depicted on a stamp.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Lufengosaurus". Find The Data. Graphiq Inc. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Paul G.S. 2010. The Princeton field guide to dinosaurs. Princeton University Press, p. 135.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Lufengosaurus magnus". Retrieved February 3, 2017.

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