Wuerhosaurus possessed long, low back plates that might have been semicircular or rectangular. Only partial skeletons have been found.

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  • Pronounced: woo-uhr-huh-sore-us
  • Meaning of name: Wuerho lizard
  • Length: 7m – 8m
  • Diet: herbivorous
  • When it lived: Early Cretaceous (137 – 99 million years ago)
  • Found in: Peoples Republic of China

Taxonomic details

  • Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Stegosauria, Stegosauridae, Stegosaurinae, Wuerhosaurus
  • Named by: Dong (1973)
  • Type: species homheni