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meaning: "True marsh foot"
Named By: Alfred Romer in 1956 (originally named as Helopus by Carl Wiman in 1929)
Time Period: Early Cretaceous, 129-113 Ma
Location: China - Shangdong Province
Size: Around 15 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Skull and partial skeleton
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Sauropoda | Titanosauriformes | Euhelopodidae |
Also known as: | Helopus zdanskyi |

Euhelopus is a genus of titanosauriform sauropod dinosaur that lived between 129 and 113 million years ago during the Early Cretaceous in what is now Shandong Province in China. It was a large quadrupedal herbivore. Unlike most other sauropods, Euhelopus had longer forelegs than hind legs. This discovery was paleontologically significant because it represented the first dinosaur scientifically investigated from China: seen in 1913, rediscovered in 1922, and excavated in 1923. Unlike most sauropod specimens, it has a relatively complete skull.

Read more about Euhelopus at Wikipedia
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