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meaning: "Chialing lizard after the Chialing River"
Named By: C. C. Young in 1959
Time Period: 160 Ma
Location: China - Sichuan Province - Dashanpu/Upper Shaximiao Formation
Size: Up to 4 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Partial skeleton
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Ornithischia | Thyreophora | Stegosauria | Stegosauridae |

Chialingosaurus (meaning "Chialing Lizard") is a genus of herbivorous stegosaurian dinosaur similar to Kentrosaurus from the Upper Shaximiao Formation, Late Jurassic beds in Sichuan Province in China. Its age makes it one of the oldest species of stegosaurs, living about 160 million years ago. Since it was an herbivore, scientists think that Chialingosaurus probably ate ferns and cycads, which were plentiful during the period when Chialingosaurus was alive.

Read more about Chialingosaurus at Wikipedia
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