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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Ornithischia
  Suborder Thyreophora
  Infraorder Stegosauria
  Family Stegosauridae
  Genus Tuojiangosaurus
Tuojiangosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived in China during the late Jurassic period, about 155 million years ago. Its name means "Tuo River lizard", and was to chosen based on the location in the Sichuan province in which it was found.

Tuojiangosaurus was up to 23 feet (7 meters) long, and about 6½ feet (2 meters) high. It weighed something around 4 tons.

Tuojiangosaurus was related to Stegosaurus and Kentrosaurus, and had an arrangement of plates on its back similar to that of Kentrosaurus.

One important difference from Stegosaurus, is that Tuojiangosaurus lacked spines on its vertebrae (to which Stegosaurus had muscles attached). From this, scientists deduct that Tuojiangosaurus was probably therefore unable to rear up on its hind legs (whereas Stegosaurus is thought capable of performing such a feat) - and as a result, the diet Tuojiangosaurus must have been restricted to low-lying vegetation.

The first fossils of Tuojiangosaurus (two specimens were found, one of which was half complete) were discovered in 1977, and the animal was named in the same year. Today, a mounted skeleton of the animal can be found in the Municipal Museum in Chongqing, China, and there is also a mounted cast of a skeleton in the Natural History Museum, London, England.


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Tuojiangosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 155 million years ago

Tuojiangosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 155 million years ago

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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Tuojiangosaurus:
  1. Tuojiangosaurus was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Tuojiangosaurus" means "Tuo River lizard" (the place in China where it was found).

  3. Tuojiangosaurus was a member of the Ornithischia ("bird-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Tuojiangosaurus was not closely related to birds, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Tuojiangosaurus lived about 155 million years ago, during the Jurassic period.

  5. Tuojiangosaurus lived in China.

  6. Tuojiangosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater).

  7. Tuojiangosaurus was about 23 feet (7 meters) long, and 6½ (2 meters) high.

  8. Tuojiangosaurus weighed about 4 tons.


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2. This product contains plastic material, please mind finger cuts.
3. All products should be kept away from any sources of flame.
4. This product is made by environmentally friendly material,to avoid chocking hazard or possible bacterial transmission,please do not put in mouth.
5. Reckless disposal of the product may cause environmental problems, please recycle properly.
6. If necessary, please clean this product with a soft cloth dampened with water, do not use alcohol or any other acidic or alkaline cleaning solution.
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WARNING:
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