Tuojiangosaurus was about 7 meters long from head to tail, and weighed approximately 4 tonnes. Like all stegosaurs, it had two rows of plates running down its back. Unlike its better-known relative Stegosaurus, however, its plates were thin and triangular.
Tuojiangosaurus was described in 1977 by Dong Zhiming from the Upper Shaximiao Formation of China. There is one known species, T. multispinus.
Based on its vertebrae, it was unlikely that Tuojiangosaurus could rear up on its hind legs, like Stegosaurus could. Because of this, it probably fed on low-growing ground vegetation.
- ↑ Dong Zhiming (1992). Dinosaurian Faunas of China. China Ocean Press, Beijing. ISBN 3-540-52084-8.
- ↑ Benton, Michael J. (2012). Prehistoric Life. Edinburgh, Scotland: Dorling Kindersley. pp. 274–275. ISBN 978-0-7566-9910-9.
- ↑ Dong Zhiming (1988). Dinosaurs from China. China Ocean Press, Beijing & British Museum (Natural History). ISBN 0-565-01073-5.
- ↑ Palmer, D., ed. (1999). The Marshall Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals. London: Marshall Editions. p. 156. ISBN 1-84028-152-9.