Yunyangosaurus

Summary

Yunyangosaurus
Temporal range: Middle Jurassic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Superfamily: Megalosauroidea
Genus: Yunyangosaurus
Dai et al., 2020
Type species
Yunyangosaurus puanensis
Dai et al., 2020

Yunyangosaurus (meaning "Yunyang County lizard") is a genus of megalosauroid dinosaur from the Xintiangou Formation in Chongqing, China. The type and only species is Yunyangosaurus puanensis.[1] The name was first named in the 2019 SVP abstract book before it was formally described in 2020.[2]

The specimen consists of a disarticulated partial skeleton consisting of "eleven presacral vertebrae, several cervical and dorsal ribs and chevrons." Judging from the remains, the animal would have been 4.7 meters (15.4 feet) long.

References

  1. ^ Hui Dai; Roger Benson; Xufeng Hu; Qingyu Ma; Chao Tan; Ning Li; Ming Xiao; Haiqian Hu; Yuxuan Zhou; Zhaoying Wei; Feng Zhang; Shan Jiang; Deliang Li; Guangzhao Peng; Yilun Yu; Xing Xu (2020). "A new possible megalosauroid theropod from the Middle Jurassic Xintiangou Formation of Chongqing, People's Republic of China and its implication for early tetanuran evolution". Scientific Reports. 10: Article number 139. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-56959-x.
  2. ^ Dai Hui, 2019, "A NEW MEGALOSAURID THEROPOD FROM THE MIDDLE JURASSIC XINTIANGOU FORMATION OF CHONGQING, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND ITS IMPLICATION FOR EARLY TETANURAN EVOLUTION", SVP 2019, Annual Meeting, Program and Abstracts, 79A: 86