Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, 133–120 Ma
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Holotype, as originally preserved
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Clade: Therizinosauria
Genus: Lingyuanosaurus
Yao et al., 2019
L. sihedangensis
Binomial name
Lingyuanosaurus sihedangensis
Yao et al., 2019

Lingyuanosaurus (meaning "the lizard of Lingyuan") is a genus of therizinosaurian theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of China. It contains a single species, L. sihedangensis.[1] It was found within a layer of the Jehol Group.

According to Mickey Mortimer, Lingyuanosaurus may have been an oviraptorosaur.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Yao, Xi; Liao, Chun-Chi; Sullivan, Corwin; Xu, Xing (2019). "A new transitional therizinosaurian theropod from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota of China". Scientific Reports. 9 (5026): 1–12. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-41560-z. PMC 6430829. PMID 30903000.
  2. ^ "What is Lingyuanosaurus?".