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Nanshiungosaurus

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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.

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Pronounced
nahn-shyung-oh-sore-us
Meaning of name
Nanxiong lizard
Length
  4.4m - 5.3m
Diet
omnivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(84 - 71 million years ago)
Found in
China

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Therizinosauroidea, Therizinosauridae, Nanshiungosaurus
Named by
Dong (1979)
Type species
brevispinus