Mamenchisaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited Asia. Its fossils have been found in places such as Chongqing (China), Govi-Altai (Mongolia) and Sichuan (China).

Quick facts about Mamenchisaurus:

  • Existed from Upper Jurassic Epoch to 112.03 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 24 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Mamenchisaurus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Mamenchisaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • M. Chow and T. H. V. Rich. 1982. Shuotherium dongi, n. gen. and sp., a therian with pseudo-tribosphenic molars from the Jurassic of Sichuan, China. Australian Mammalogy 54:127-142
  • X. He and S. Yang. 1996. [A new species of sauropod, Mamenchisaurus anyuensis sp. nov.]. Papers on Geosciences Contributed to the 30th International Geological Congress
  • E. Buffetaut and V. Suteethorn. 2007. A sinraptorid theropod (Dinosauria: Saurischia) from the Phu Kradung Formation of northeastern Thailand. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 178(6):497-502