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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
Peoples Republic of China

Taxonomic details

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