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Tuojingosaurus Dinosaur

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Name Means from: Tuo River, China
Size 23.5 feet (7.2 meters) long
Period Late Jurassic Period 163 million years ago
Fossilsite China
Diet Herbivore (plant-eating) dinosaur

Tuojiangosaurus is know from a nearly complete skeleton that was discovered in China. Tuojiangosaurus also had two rows of narrow triangular plates that stretched across the dinosaur's back. From its neck, along its shoulders, over its back, down the middle of its tail. At the end of its tail, Tuojiangosaurus had four large spikes designed for defense.

Tuojingosaurus Dinosaur
Image cortesy of Sergey Krasovskiy