Hellenica World


A Shunosaurus defending itself against a Kaijiangosaurus. (*)

Fossil range: Middle Jurassic

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Family: Megalosauridae
Genus: Kaijiangosaurus
He, 1984
  • K. lini

Kaijiangosaurus (meaning "Kiijiang lizard", in reference to the area where it was found) is the name given to a genus of dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic. It was a theropod like Megalosaurus. Its fossils, partial vertebrae, were found in China.

The type species, K. lini, was described by He in 1984. It may actually be Gasosaurus. Indeed, Gasosaurus was found in the same formation as Kaijiangosaurus, the Lower Shaximiao Formation section of the Dashanpu Formation.


* He Xinlu (1984). "The vertebrate fossils of Sichuan." Sichuan Scientific and Technological Publishing House, Chengdu. 40: 1-168.

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