來自 Hong Kong
Species : Lufengosaurus Huenei
Lufengosaurus Magnus (misassigned species → L. Huenei)
Meaning : Lufeng Lizard
Family : Plateosaurus
Order : Prosauropoda
Period : Late Triassic - Middle Jurassic ( Rhaetian to Bajocian Stage)
Location : Lufeng , Sichuan , China
Diet : herbivores
Length : 6 m
First complete dinosaur discovered in China
Lufengosaurus, the first complete dinosaur fossil found in China, discovery by C C Young in 1941. The first dinosaur L. Huenei is name after C C Young's teacher om Germany. In 1958, a commemorative postage stamp was issued of this event.
In 1981, Cooper suggested Lufengosaurus and Yunnanosaurus were species of the South African genus Massospondylus. However, a recent reanalysis of the skull of Lufengosaurus huenei establishes it as a distinct genus separate from either Massospondylus or Yunnanosaurus.
Like other prosauropods, Lufengosaurus had much longer hindlimbs than forelimbs and was probably bipedal some of the time, especially when browsing for food. For its large claws, some scientists suggested that they were perhaps partially omnivorus. However, I strongly disargee with them; the teeth of lufengosaurus are point-sharped, similar to today's iguana which are herbivorus. As I think the claws are used for defence and tear the trees apart.
Mr C C Young wrote a poem to celevrate the discovery of this dinosaurs, the poem is shown below :
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