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Euhelopus multi-view skeletal



Euhelopus zdanskyi is a small Somphospondylian sauropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous period (120 million years ago) of Shandong Province, China.

A Graphic Double Integration (GDI) estimate of its volume results in a mass estimate of about 1.9-2 tonnes in weight. As reconstructed, it was about 10.3 meters long from the rostral-most portion of the skull to the posterior-most portion of the tail.

This illustration has the dubious distinction of being the only multi-view restoration of this animal as far as I am aware.

For the most part, only bones that are preserved are shown. The exception is some parts of the skull, which are colored dark gray to show they are unknown. Also, the anterior portion of the preacetabular process of the ilium is not preserved. This is indicated in gray in dorsal view, however this missing portion is not reconstructed at all in lateral view.


Wilson, Jeffrey A.; and Upchurch, Paul (2009). "Redescription and reassessment of the phylogenetic affinities of Euhelopus zdanskyi (Dinosauria:Sauropoda) from the Early Cretaceous of China". Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 7 (2): 199–239.

Wiman, Carl (1930). "Die Kreide-Dinosaurier aus Shantung" (in German). Palaeontologia Sinica, series C 6 (1): 1–67.
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PigsFly1010's avatar

Weird neck bend, seems like a short-tailed diplodocus.