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Yandusaurus

Yandusaurus is otherwise referred as Yandu lizard and this genus belongs to the family of euornithopod dinosaur. It is believed that the species have been lived in the current Woodlands of Asia, about 170-160 million years ago (middle Jurassic period) and the first fossil skeleton of the genus was found in China. Yandusaurus comes under the classification of Chordata, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Cerapoda, Ornithopoda.


Yandusaurus Dinosaur

Yandusaurus is a medium sized dinosaur of length 3-5 feet long and weighing about 15-25 pounds. It typically walked on two legs and had four toes on each foot and five fingers on each hand. The genus of euornithopod family had certain distinguishing characteristics which made them different from their predecessors. Those features include bipedal posture, horny beaks and dental arrangement.

From the researches it had been observed that the creature had large eyes and jaws that are often characterized by fifteen maxillary serrated teeth which are largest in the middle and overlap.

Yandusaurus facts:
Name:

Yandusaurus (Greek for "Yandu lizard")

pronounced:

YAN-doo-SORE-us

Size and Weight:

About 3-5 feet long and 15-25 pounds.