Euhelopus was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Asia. Its fossils have been found in places such as Xinjiang (China), Liaoning (China) and Shandong (China).

Quick facts about Euhelopus:

  • Existed from 152.1 million years ago to 113 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Had a body mass of approximately 3800 kg
  • Fossil femurs are approximately 955 mm long and 100 mm wide
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Euhelopus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • K. Xu and Y. Li. 1998. Discovery of the Dinosaur fossil in Heishan, Liaoning and its stratigraphical significance. Journal of stratigraphy (=Dicengxue-zazhi) 22(3):227-231
  • H. C. T'an. 1923. New research on the Mesozoic and early Tertiary geology in Shantung. Geological Survey of China Bulletin 5:95-135
  • X. Xu and X.-L. Wang. 2000. A primitive ornithopod from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation of Liaoning. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 38(4):318-325