Nanshiungosaurus

Nanshiungo-saurus

Pronunciation:
nahn-shyung-oh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Nanxiong lizard'
Nanshiungosaurus
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Type of dinosaur:
large theropod
Length:
4.4m
Diet:
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When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 84-71 million years ago
Found in:
China

Only the vertebral column and pelvis of Nanshiungosaurus have been found, no skull. So the shape of the head in reconstructions is based on similar dinosaurs.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Therizinosauroidea, Therizinosauridae
Named by:
Dong (1979)
Type species:
brevispinus
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