Shanyangosaurus

Summary

Shanyangosaurus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, Maastrichtian
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Shanyangosaurus

Xue et al., 1996
Binomial name
Shanyangosaurus niupanggouensis
Xue et al., 1996

Shanyangosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur found in Shaanxi, China, and known only from a partial sacrum, partial scapula, humeri, femur, tibia, metatarsals, [and] phalanges found in the Maastrichtian aged Shanyang Formation.[1][2] The bones are reportedly hollow;[3] this, along with other features of the femur and known foot bones, suggest it is a member of the coelurosauria, but a specific family cannot be determined without more material. Holtz et al. assigned Shanyangosaurus to Avetheropoda.[4]

References

  1. ^ Shanyangosaurus in the Palaeobiology Database
  2. ^ "Table 4.1," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 77.
  3. ^ Xue, Zhang, Bi, Yue and Chen (1996). The development and environmental changes of the intermontane basins in the Eastern part of Qinling Mountains. Geological Publishing House, Beijing. ISBN 7-116-02125-6. 179 pages.
  4. ^ T. R. Holtz, R. E. Molnar, and P. J. Currie (2004). Basal Tetanurae. In D. B. Weishampel, P. Dodson, & H. Osmólska (eds.), The Dinosauria (second edition). University of California Press, Berkeley 71-110