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2010-07-27 12:11:43

Qiaowanlong was a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Albian stage of the Early Cretaceous Period (100 million years ago). It was discovered in 2007 in the Yujinzi Basin of Gansu, China. It was first described in 2009 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The type species is Q. kangxii. The only known specimen consists of cervical vertebrae, a right pelvic bone and several unidentified...

2010-02-22 15:09:01

Pedopenna, meaning "foot feather", is a genus of feathered maniraptoran dinosaur from the Callovian age of the Middle Jurassic Period. The Daohugou Beds in China, where the dinosaur was found, have been under debate about the age of the formation. The dinosaur was originally placed in the Early Cretaceous Period, but radiometric dating proved Pedopenna was from the Middle Jurassic (168-140...

2010-02-03 16:22:02

Monolophosaurus, meaning "single-crested lizard", is a genus of carnosaurian dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic Period (170 million years ago) that lived in what is now China. It was named for the single crest on top of its skull. The remains were dug up in 1984 and were described by Currie and Zhao and their colleagues. This dinosaur was first known as Jiangjunmiaosaurus, but was later renamed...

2010-02-02 15:44:27

Lufengosaurus, meaning "Lufeng lizard", is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Early and Middle Jurassic Period of what is now southwestern China. It was named by C. C. Young in 1941. The type species, L. huenei, was discovered in the Lower Lufeng Formation of the Yunnan Province in China. Young described and named a second species a few years later. This is one of the few prosauropod...

2010-02-02 13:51:04

Guanlong, meaning "crown dragon" is a genus of tyrannosaurid dinosaur from the Oxfordian stage of the Late Jurassic Period (160 million years ago). It was discovered in the Dzungaria area of China by scientists from George Washington University, and named by Xu Xing in 2006. "Crown dragon" refers to its head crest. Guanlong is only known from two specimens, both nearly complete. This bipedal...

2009-09-29 15:08:02

Lanzhousaurus is a genus of dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period. It was discovered in the Gansu region of China in 2005. The type species, L. magnidens, was described based on partial skeletal remains. Lanzhousaurus had very huge teeth, and perhaps the largest of any herbivorous animal ever found. This indicates that it was an iguanodont dinosaur. The jawbone, which was over 40 inches...

2009-09-29 14:56:36

Gigantspinosaurus, meaning "giant spined lizard", is a genus of stegosaur dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period. It was found in the Upper Shaximiao Formation of Zigong, Sichuan, China. It is known from a partial skeleton missing most of the skull, hind feet, and tail. The type species, G. sichuanensis, was described in 1992. It was known as Nomen nudum until 2006. This dinosaur had a...

2009-08-18 19:35:00

Chialingosaurus, meaning "Chialing lizard", is a genus of stegosaur dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period of China. It was discovered in the Upper Shaximiao Formation. It is one of the oldest genera of stegosaur dating back 160 million years ago. Its name is taken from the Chialing River in southern China. It was discovered by Kuan in 1957. It was named two years later by C.C. Young. It is...

2009-08-18 18:06:29

Charonosaurus or "Charon's lizard" is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period, possibly living right to the very end of the Cretaceous Period when dinosaurs became extinct. It was discovered by Godefroit, Zan and Jin in 2000 on the south bank of the Amur River, China. It may have been equally found in Russia as the Amur River divides Russia from China. Charonosaurus is a large...

2009-08-11 17:27:57

Bellusaurus or "Beautiful lizard" is a genus of dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic Period of what is now China. The type species, B. sui, was described by Chao in 1987. Seventeen individuals have been recovered from the Wucaiwan Formation in the northeastern Junggar Basin of China. Scientists speculate the reason so many were found killed in one spot was due to a possible flash flood caught them...