Nanshiungosaurus

Nanshiungo-saurus

Pronunciation:
nahn-shyung-oh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Nanxiong lizard'
Nanshiungosaurus
Dinosaur description:
4.4m-long
large theropod
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Diet:
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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, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Therizinosauroidea, Therizinosauridae
Named by:
Dong (1979)
Type species:
brevispinus
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