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EOMAMENCHISAURUS

a plant-eating mamenchisaurid sauropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of China.
Pronunciation: EE-oh-mah-MUHN-chee-SOR-us
Meaning: Dawn Mamenchisaurus
Author/s: Lu et al. (2008)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Yunnan, China
Chart Position: 522

Eomamenchisaurus yuanmouensis

Although Eomamenchisaurus arrived with all the faff and fanfare customarily afforded to brand new dinosaur species, it may actually be a specimen of the already-described Yuanmousaurus which hails from the same neighbourhood.
(Dawn Mamenchisaurus from Yuanmou)Etymology
Eomamenchisaurus is derived from the Greek "eo" (dawn) and "Mamenchisaurus", named for a dinosaur that it's supposedly closely related to but older than; Mamenchisaurus.
The species epithet, yuanmouensis, is derived from "Yuanmou" (its place of discovery) and the Latin "ensis" (from).
Discovery
The remains of Eomamenchisaurus were discovered in the Zhanghe Formation at Banqing Houshanliangzi, Yuanmou (also known as Jiangyi) County, Yunnan Province, China.
The holotype (CXMVZA 165) is a partial skeleton, including eight back vertebrae, a partial hip,a shinbone and both thighs.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Middle Jurassic
Stage: Aalenian-Callovian
Age range: 176-161 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 17 meters
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: 14 tons
Diet: Herbivore
Family Tree:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Sauropodomorpha
Sauropoda
Eusauropoda
Mamenchisauridae
Eomamenchisaurus
yuanmouensis
References
• Lu J, Li T, Zhong Shimin, Ji Qiang and Li Shaoxue (2008) "A new mamenchisaurid dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Yuanmou, Yunnan Province, China". Acta Geologica Sinica 82(1):17-26.
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Atkinson, L. "EOMAMENCHISAURUS :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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