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Amanda Thomann 10-24-08 Geol Non-Fictional Acct Xiaosaurus In China in the year 1983 Dong Zhiming and Tang Zulu discovered fossils of the Xiaosaurus. The Xiaosaurus was discovered in the Xiashaximiao Formation in Sichuan, China. The few fossils recovered were said to be from the Middle Jurassic period. Unfortunately, due to the few and smalls remains that were found, it was not possible to discover how the Xiaosaurus died. However, there is also evidence of fossils found in the South American, Ischigualasto deposits of Argentina. Other material from Ornithopods has also been found to help fill information gaps pertaining to the first discoveries of the Xiaosaurus, which is only approximately 94-97 cm (3 feet) total in length. (Dinodata.org/index.php?
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Unformatted text preview: option=com_content&task=view&id=7529&Itemid=67) It was a small, lightly-built dinosaur. It was an herbivore and a fast, agile runner. It was small and lizard-like. .. It walked on two long legs, had four-toed feet, five-fingered hands, short arms, a long, stiff, pointed tail, a flexible neck, and a small head with large eyes. It had leaf-shaped cheek teeth. Xiaosaurus lived about 169-163 million years ago. Xiaosaurus ate low-lying plants. (http://www.rareresource.com/ornithopods1.htm) References Dinodata.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7529&Itemid=67, 9/24/2008 http://www.rareresource.com/ornithopods1.htm , 9/29/08...
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