Yingshanosaurus

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"Yingshanosaurus" is the informal name given to a genus of quadrupedal dinosaur from the Late Jurassic, around 150 million years ago. It was a stegosaurian which lived in what is now China. The suggested "type species", coined by Zhou in 1984,[1] is "Yingshanosaurus jichuanensis", but this is only an informal designation, as the genus has not yet been fully described. A 2006 paper indicates that the only fossil specimen has been lost.[2]

Like all stegosaurians, "Yingshanosaurus" was an herbivorous dinosaur. It was similar to another stegosaurian, Tuojiangosaurus. "Yingshanosaurus" had a pair of wing-like spines on its shoulders, which were flat, like the bony plates on its back.

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  1. ^ Zhou, S.W. (1984). "Stegosaurs". The Middle Jurassic dinosaurian fauna from Dashanpu, Zigong, Sichuan. Volume 2. Chengdo: Sichuan Scientific and Technological Publishing House. pp. 1–52. 
  2. ^ Maidment, Susannah C.R.; Guangbiao Wei (2006). "A review of the Late Jurassic stegosaurs (Dinosauria, Stegosauria) from the People's Republic of China". Geological Magazine 143 (5): 621–634. doi:10.1017/S0016756806002500. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 

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