Baotianmansaurus

Name: Baotianmansaurus ‭(‬Baotianman lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Bow-shan-man-sore-us.
Named By: X.‭ ‬Zhang,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Lü,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Li,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Yang,‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Hu,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Jia,‭ ‬Q.‭ ‬Ji‭ & ‬C.‭ ‬Zhang‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauriformes.
Species: B.‭ ‬henanensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Henan Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Gaogou Formation.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains including vertebrae,‭ ‬ribs and a partial scapula‭ (‬shoulder blade‭)‬.

       Baotianmansaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur known to have lived in China during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬The known remains of Baotianmansaurus are very incomplete which means that it is still unknown what kind of sauropod Baotianmansaurus was,‭ ‬though it is usually classed as a titanosauriform.‭ ‬Additional details such as weight,‭ ‬length and any distinct physical characteristics are also unknown due to the lack of remains.‭ ‬To further confuse matters,‭ ‬we still do not know exactly when Baotianmansaurus lived beyond some point during the late Cretaceous era.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new sauropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Gaogou Formation of Nanyang,‭ ‬Henan Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Acta Geologica Sinica‭ ‬83‭(‬2‭)‬:212-221‭ ‬-‭ ‬X.‭ ‬Zhang,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Lü,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Li,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Yang,‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Hu,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Jia,‭ ‬Q.‭ ‬Ji‭ & ‬C.‭ ‬Zhang‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.



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