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meaning: "Beautiful lizard"
Named By: Z. Dong in 1990
Time Period: Middle Jurassic, 170 Ma
Location: China - Shishougou Formation
Size: Around 4.8 to 5 meters long for the remains found, though older individuals would have likely been larger
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): At least 17 individuals represented by partial remains, probably of juveniles
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Sauropodomorpha | Sauropoda | Mamenchisauridae |

Bellusaurus (meaning "Beautiful lizard", from Vulgar Latin bellus 'beautiful' (masculine form) and Ancient Greek sauros 'lizard') was a small short-necked sauropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic which measured about 4.8 metres (16 ft) long. Its fossils were found in Shishugou Formation rocks in the northeastern Junggar Basin in China.

Read more about Bellusaurus at Wikipedia
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