Nanshiungosaurus

Nanshiungo-saurus

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'Nanxiong lizard'

4.4m-long large theropod

Diet: omnivorous

Country: China

Period: Late Cretaceous, 84-71 million years ago

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, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Therizinosauroidea, Therizinosauridae

Named by: Dong (1979)

Type species: brevispinus

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