Kaijiangosaurus (Greek for "Kaijiang lizard"); pronounced KY-jee-ANG-oh-SORE-us
Woodlands of Asia
Late Jurassic (160 million years ago)
Size and Weight:
About 13 feet long and 500 pounds
Moderate size; bipedal stance
Kaijiangosaurus is one of those dinosaurs that has been consigned to the "almost, but not quite" netherworld of paleontology: this large theropod (technically, a carnosaur) was discovered in China in 1984, in the same formation that yielded the better known, and much more amusingly named, Gasosaurus. In fact, most paleontologists believe that Kaijiangosaurus was either a specimen, or a species, of this more famous dinosaur, though only further fossil discoveries can decide the issue one way or the other.