Lufengosaurus

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Lufengosaurus
Temporal range: Lower Jurassic 190 mya
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Mounted skeleton in bipedal pose
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"Lufengosaurus magnus" skull, Berlin, Germany
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Lufengosaurus
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  • L. huenei Young, 1941(type)
  • L. magnus Young, 1947
Synonyms
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". Dinocasts.com. Retrieved February 3, 2017.

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